We have a new neighbor! Studio 176 recently opened just across the street at 176-3rd St. W. It’s a cooperative art gallery featuring the work of local artists Tiffany Besonen, Dawn Rossbach, Jeremy Simonson and Laura Grisamore, and is currently open Saturdays and by appointment. Check it out!
Have Bookstore, Will Travel September 12 and 13
Jen and Sally will take the show on the road September 12 and 13, providing a bookstore for the Breakthrough Renewal Institute at Hubbard United Methodist Church. (Did you know we have a small but excellent spiritualty section at the store?) The store in Park Rapids will be open regular hours. Let us know if you’d like us to provide a bookstore for your event!
Tom Stetzler September 15, 4:00
Park Rapids’ own Tom Stetzler has published a new book of poetry, Seeing in the Dark. Tom will be giving a reading at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery. Please join Tom in celebrating the release of the book! Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.
The backlog of books needing repair in the bindery has become overwhelming. Jen needs a chance to catch up! For now, we will not be accepting books for repair.
Art Leap, Park Rapids’ annual open studio event September 28 and 29
We’re going to be a site for Art Leap! We’ll host artist Kent Estey. Here’s what he says about himself and his work:
Kent Estey is a proud member of the White Earth Nation of Anishinaabe, in Northwestern Minnesota. He and his wife Becky live and work on the White Earth Reservation where Kent teaches Art, Technology and Robotics at the local Charter School in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.
“I’ve always been drawn to the sky and water. The serenity found there provides me endless opportunities to paint. I am surrounded by the woods and beautiful lakes of Northwestern Minnesota, so for me, inspiration is everywhere.
I consider myself a contemporary artist, with a special interest in sky and landscapes. My paintings are typically more nonrepresentational and abstract in nature. I love color of course, and texture. I use a variety of mediums in my paintings, including acrylic, oil, and inks. Some of my more recent painting feature stone, copper, and other metals. I am inspired by earth-tones with deep shades of blue, brown and red.
Although I am very proud of my heritage, viewers may find that my work doesn't necessarily represent or depict traditional Native American themes. My inspiration comes from nature, and often times, my feelings and emotions are what's expressed on canvas and paper.
I've learned that I cannot paint for others, first. I have to paint with my heart and my vision. That’s when I capture and celebrate my beautiful Ojibwe heritage.”
Our annual fall Reading Retreat will be October 25 to 27 at Our Lake Lodge, about 8 miles north of Park Rapids. The theme will be “The Circle of Life.” Our books will be The Line Tender,Late Migrations, and Prodigal Summer. We’ll be exploring the connections between the natural and human worlds—as well as relaxing and enjoying great conversation and food. Call (218-237-2665), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or stop by the store for registration materials.
A limited number of spots are still available. If you’re interested in coming, don’t delay registering.
As we move into fall, our hours will change slightly to:
Sunday: 10:30 to 4:00
Monday: Friday, 8:30 to 5:30
Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00
This will take effect on Labor Day, September 2.
End of Season Sale! August 30 to September 2
It’s time to make way for fall books and merchandise! We have select games, apparel, toys, greeting cards, and hardcover books heavily discounted. Stop in to grab some great bargains!
Book covers are linked to our online store, where you’ll find a description of each book.
This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, seen here signing his book in Beagle and Wolf Books.
Murder on the Red River
Girl Gone Missing
Please, Baby, Please
Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster