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Happy New Year!
New year! New books! Lots of upcoming events!

Winter Hours Begin January 6.
The change is slight—we’ll open half an hour later on Sundays.

Sunday: 10:30–4:00
Monday to Friday: 8:30–5:30
Saturday: 9:00–5:00


1 2 3 4 Inventory on January 6

We’ll be taking inventory on January 6, starting at 9:00 in the morning, and we’re looking for a few volunteers to help us. We’ll provide lunch, give you the staff discount that day, and get out the scanners! We have fun while we count—if you’d like to join us, let Jen or Sally know. Obsessive people particularly welcome! 

And yes, the store will be open for business that day.

Sally, Leif Enger, and Jen
Hometown book launch!
January 12, 2019

Karen BabineKaren Babine will be in the store on Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 to read from and sign copies of her latest book, All the Wild Hungers.

The book is very personal, grounded firmly in Karen’s family, and the landscape where she grew up, with many references to the Park Rapids/Nevis area.

Sally has reviewed the book in Staff Picks.

The book was named by Book Riot as one of the 20 best food books of 2018.

Karen Babine



Here’s the first copy of the book to be sold—
there are plenty more for you!

Join us as we welcome Karen and her new book home!

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Night In/Morning In
Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, January 20 at 10:00 AM

Our popular winter event for book lovers will again be offered TWICE! The nearly identical sessions will be at the store on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. To avoid overcrowding, we’re asking that you make reservations (no charge). Call (218-237-2665) or email to reserve a spot. Ask your friends and book club members to come, too!
Night In/Morning In will have everything you love about the event:

Recommendations of great books! 
The company of other booklovers!
Goody bags filled with bookish swag!

On January 19, we’ll close the store at 4:00 to set up for Night In,
and re-open at 6:00.

Announcing our Retreat Schedule for 2018!

We’re pleased to announce the dates for our annual retreats! Our retreats are a gift you can give yourself—time away from your regular routine to relax, share thoughtful discussion with others about books we’ve all read, and enjoy great food which someone else has prepared! Themes, book titles, cost, and registration materials will be available soon.

Jewel of the Northwoods Our Lake Lodge
Our Spring Retreat will be March 30, 10:00 to 4:00.
We’ll be at the Jewel of the Northwoods, the
B&B between Park Rapids and Menahga.

Our Fall Retreat will be October 25 to 27
at Our Lake Lodge,
10 miles north of Park Rapids.

Plan now to join us for one or both of these events!

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Looking ahead

We’re still working on our online store. Very soon, you’ll be able to order books from us online! We’ll send out an announcement when we’re up and running!

December Bestsellers

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Adam Thielen
Lindsey Vonruden

Virgil Wander
Leif Enger


Michelle Obama

  Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith

Iron and Water
Grant Merritt

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The Snowy Nap, Jan Brett


Saints for All Occasions
J. Courtney Sullivan


An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
Helene Tursten


Great Minnesota Cookie Book
Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson


Give a Girl a Knife
Amy Thielen


Bestsellers in 2018

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Desolation Mountain
William Kent Krueger


Give a Girl a Knife*
Amy Thielen


Saints for All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan


Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann


Stray City*
Chelsey Johnson

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Little Minnesota in
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Jill and Deane Johnson


Virgil Wander
Leif Enger

  Sulfur Springs
William Kent Krueger

The Radium Girls
Kate Moore




*The authors of these books are from Park Rapids!!


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Midwest Connection Picks

  book coverWe Can't Breathe
Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. These insightful and searing essays celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America.



Laurentian Divide
Sarah Stonich

Weaving in and out of each other’s reach, trying hard to do their best (all the while wondering what that might be), the residents of the remote town of Hatchet Inlet remind us once more of the inescapable lurches of the heart and unexpected turns of our human comedy.

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Sarah Stonioch on a recent visit to Beagle and Wolf


Cote Smith

From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town. 

Adam P. Schmitt

As if being stuffed into last year's dress pants at his cousin's wake weren't uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? It's not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it's not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard.

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