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February 2020

Ssave the date! February 5th 2020: World Read Aloud Day illustration, LitWorld, and Scholoastic 100 logosJen holding books that should be read aloud!World Read Aloud Day
February 5

We’ll celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud with each child who comes in the store. Go here for ideas on how to celebrate at home or school.


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Night In/Morning In
Saturday, February 8 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 AM

Due to a snowstorm, we rescheduled Night In to February 8. Morning In will be February 9.

To avoid overcrowding, we ask that you make reservations (no charge.) Contact us at 218-237-2665 or We currently have openings for each session Ask your friends and book club members to come, too!

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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 February 8, we’ll close the store at 4:00 to set up for Night In,
and re-open at 6:00.


Here are the books we’ll present at Night In.
Come to hear why we’re recommending them!


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2020 Minnesota Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards were chosen on Saturday, January 25, by a group of 27 judges from around the state – writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and others from the literary community. Get tickets to see the winners announced live at the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on April 28 at the Ordway!

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See the complete list here.                    

How many have YOU read??



Here are the Minnesota Book Award nominees which we have in the store. It includes some of our favorite recent titles!

New releases

Did you know that Tuesday is the day publishers release new books? Each Tuesday, we post some of that week’s new releases on our Facebook page as well as on Twitter.

New Year’s resolutions

Did your New Year’s resolutions include reading more? can help with that!

Whether you’re looking for something to inspire you to accomplish your New Year goals or just a great story, take our short quiz (just 3 questions!) and we’ll match you with the perfect audiobook to kick off your 2020.

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January Bestsellers

Book covers are linked to our online store,
where you’ll find a description of each book.


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The Good Neighbor
Maxwell King

There, There
Tommy Orange


Richard Powers

  Once Upon a River
Diane Setterfield

Sold on a Monday
Kristina McMorris

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The Blue Zone Kitchen
Dan Buettner
  No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
Greta Thunberg
  If You Lived Here, You’d be Home by Now
Christopher Ingraham
  The Day the World Came to Town
Jim DeFede

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott


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Midwest Connection Picks

book coverBlack Sunday
Tola Rotimi Abraham

Twin sisters Bibike and Ariyike are enjoying a relatively comfortable life in Lagos in 1996. Then their mother loses her job due to political strife, and the family, facing poverty, becomes drawn into the New Church, an institution led by a charismatic pastor who is not shy about worshipping earthly wealth.

Soon Bibike and Ariyike’s father wagers the family home on a “sure bet” that evaporates like smoke. As their parents’ marriage collapses in the aftermath of this gamble, the twin sisters and their two younger siblings, Andrew and Peter, are thrust into the reluctant care of their traditional Yoruba grandmother. Inseparable while they had their parents to care for them, the twins’ paths diverge once the household shatters. Each girl is left to locate, guard, and hone her own fragile source of power. ​

Written with astonishing intimacy and wry attention to the fickleness of fate, Tola Rotimi Abraham’s Black Sunday takes us into the chaotic heart of family life, tracing a line from the euphoria of kinship to the devastation of estrangement.


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Everywhere You Don't Belong
Gabriel Bump

Everywhere You Don’t Belong is an alternately witty and heartbreaking debut novel about a young black man born on the South Side of Chicago. Raised by his civil rights-era grandmother, Claude McKay Love copes with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures—and discovers how hard it is to leave his hometown behind.


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Debra Landwehr Engle

Twenty begins as 55-year-old Meg is reeling from a series of calamities, including divorce and the death of her mother. Just as she hits an all-time low, something magical happens that allows her to begin rediscovering the love, friendship and joy that’s been missing from her life. Both a heartwarming story and a catalyst for inspiration, Twenty fearlessly tackles depression, grief and regret.



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Martin McLean, Middle School Queen
Alyssa Zaczek

Martin McLean has always been surrounded by people who can express themselves, but he’s not great at speaking up unless he’s at a Mathletes competition. Then his Tío Billy introduces him to the world of drag, inspiring Martin to create a fabulous drag queen alter ego. When Martin discovers that his first-ever drag show is the same night as an important Mathletes tournament, he realizes that he can only pull off both appearances by revealing his true self to his friends—and channeling his inner drag superstar.


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