The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We hope you enjoy the holiday!
Shop our holiday catalog!
As always, our holiday catalog is packed with gift ideas for readers of all ages, covering many genres. Many of the books are already in the store, and more are on their way. This year, there are three ways to get a holiday catalog. They’re currently available in the store and will be mailed to households in the Park Rapids area by November 9. We’re told the catalog will be available digitally on Nov. 5. We’ll post the link on our website and facebook page as soon as we receive it.
And make sure you use the coupon on the back of the catalog—15% off a $100 purchase. (May not be combined with other offers.)
Nathan Jorgenson November 16, 1:00
Nathan Jorgenson will be in the store to give a talk and sign copies of his new book, Contrapasso!
You’ve waited a long time for this book!
Come in to meet Nate, hear him talk, and purchase a signed copy of the book.
The holidays come to Park Rapid! November 29
You won’t want to miss Park Rapids’ traditional start to the holidays! Most stores will be open extended hours (we’ll be open from 8:30 in the morning until 7:30 at night.)
Holiday shopping discount All day
We’ll offer a 20% discount on any in-store book listed in our holiday catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.)
Refreshments at Beagle and Wolf Starting at noon
We’ll serve hot apple cider and assorted cookies from the Cottage Baker.
Yuletide Sampler 5:00 to 6:00
Stop in participating downtown businesses for a light snack and to exchange holiday greetings!
On the second block of Main, Chamber Ambassadors and Scouts will be giving away hot chocolate in Pioneer Park, participants in the Father Project will help you roast marshmallows at fire pits, and there will be a live Nativity.
Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting 6:00 to 6:30
The tree lighting will include a short program, Christmas caroling, the lighting of the tree, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Small Business Saturday November 30
Small Business Saturday is a time to support your local community by patronizing local business and shopping small. At Beagle and Wolf, we’ll roll out the blue carpet for you! We’ll bag your purchase in a free tote (while supplies last), offer a free book with any purchase, and have refreshments. And, as always, we offer complimentary gift wrapping.
11:00 to 1:00
Frank Weber will be in the store, signing copies of his latest book, Last Call. It’s another riveting true crime thriller. Frank will also have the MN Murder Trilogy signed, shrink wrapped, and wrapped with crime scene tape as a gift package.
Wherever you are on November 30, we encourage you to shop small and support local, independent businesses!
Our spring retreat will be April 18, 2020.
Our fall retreat will be September 25-27, 2020.
Reading lists will be announced later.
Book covers are linked to our online store, where you’ll find a description of each book.
Never Coming Back
This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger
An Unexplainable Life
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
The Women of the Copper Country, Mary Doria Russell
Field Guide to Dumb Birds
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Dutch House
A Spark of Light
We have a number of signed books in the store. The latest arrivals are Lambslide, by Ann Patchett and My Jasper June, by Laurel Synder.
Midwest Connection Picks
After the Flood
Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, live in a boat atop the planet’s swollen oceans, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies in the few remaining outposts of civilization. Myra’s oldest daughter was stolen seven years ago. Throwing aside their usual caution, Myra and Pearl voyage to the icy northern seas, hoping against hope to find Row.
A boy falls through the ice on a pond and emerges in a frozen, uncanny state. Patients in therapy for suicidal ideation undergo a drastic session in the woods with fatal consequences. Thrill seekers exploring the “Bermuda Triangle” of Alaska are stranded on an island that wants them dead.
The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra
This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger’s near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive.
A River of Royal Blood
Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations. As she approaches her seventeenth nameday, she must face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne—because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.