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Jewel of the NorthwoodsPlan Now to Attend our Spring Retreat!
April 7

Ready for a relaxing day in a beautiful setting? Join us for our annual Spring Retreat, April 7, 10:00 to 4:00 at the Jewel of the Northwoods B&B between Hubbard and Menahga.

Our theme is “Dream Big: Reach for the Stars.” It will be a day to pamper yourself with a delicious lunch and lively conversation about books. The cost is $45 plus books.

bookbookThe books we’ve chosen are See You in the Cosmos and The Stargazer’s Sister. The books and registration forms are available at the store.

Call 218-237-2665 or email for more information.

And looking ahead, our fall retreat will be October 26–28.

book bookChili Challenge
March 7

“Doggone Good Chili” will be our entry in the annual Chili Challenge, an event to benefit the Hubbard County Food Shelf. Join us at the American Legion, 11:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday, March 7. Each “dollop” of chili will be $1, and you’ll be helping a great cause. Our chili recipe, renamed to honor Tripod, the store dog, can be found in Stock the Crock, which is available in the store.

Do you have a great chili recipe? There are a few slots still open for challengers...


Book award display


From the Page to the Big Screen

Oscar night is March 4, and Tim’s at work on a display of books which have been made into movies. What’s your favorite adaptation?


Book award displayCaldecott Award Winners

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Caldecott MedalThis year’s winner is A Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.

An honor book is A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi, and published by Capstone Young Readers, a Minnesota publisher.

Both books are available in the store, and were reviewed in earlier issues of this newsletter.


bookBooks we’re currently listening to on

Jen is listening to Elmet by Fionz Mozley, and says the reader is fabulous.

Sally is listening to The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin. recently asked their listeners for their favorite activities while listening to audio books. The top eight were:

Skiing (really!)
Grooming Dogs
Making Art
Household Chores

Interested in digital audio books? Talk to Jen or Sally.

February Bestsellers

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Little Minnesota in WWII
Jill and Deane Johnson


Give a Girl a Knife
Amy Thielen


The Women in the Castle
Jessica Shattuck


Reading the Rocks
Marcia Bjornerud


Hundred Miles to Nowhere
Elisa Korene

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Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue
Michael Chabon
  The Stargazer’s Sister
Carrie Brown
  See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
  Game of Thrones
George Martin

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Midwest Connection Picks


What Are We Doing Here?
Marilynne Robinson

"Robinson’s gorgeous, demanding, and enlightening essays, propelled by her intricate vision of unity, radiantly recharge both mind and soul.”


 Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels. InWhat Are We Doing Here?, her peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display in this new collection of essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes.


book Dreadful Young Ladies
Kelly Barnhill

“Haunting and beautifully told… Each story is written in intensely poetic language that can exult or disturb, sometimes within the same sentence.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review 

A stunning collection of short fiction for adults, teeming with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. Barnhill’s stories draw their power from startling metaphors, unforeseeable twists, and universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.


book The Undertaker's Daughter
Sara Blaedel

“One can count on emotional engagement, spine-tingling suspense, and taut storytelling from Sara Blaedel.” 

—Sandra Brown​

Murder strikes in Wisconsin in the thrilling new suspense novel from international #1 bestselling author Sara Blaedel, The Undertaker's Daughter—an unforgettable suspense novel about a daughter stumbling on an unsolved murder in her estranged father’s funeral home.


book A Problematic Paradox
Eliot Sappingfield

"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action.”

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

When Nikola Kross’s inventor father is kidnapped by evil extraterrestrials, she’s suddenly transported to a secret boarding school for scientific geniuses, a place where classes like Practical Quantum Mechanics are the norm, students commute via wormholes to class, and the student body isn’t entirely human.​


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