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Sally and JenOur family sends Season’s Greetings to you and yours!

As the pandemic has dragged on way longer than anyone expected, we’ve appreciated your business and enjoyed your friendship more than ever! Thanks to you, Beagle and Wolf continues to survive. It’s been a delight to celebrate our twentieth anniversary this year! Here’s to another year of sharing books, conversation, and laughter. In the coming year, we wish you health, happiness, and lots of good books!

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Catalog cover: Give the Gift of Books in staor, online, and right to your door

Holiday shopping at Beagle and Wolf

We’ve said it all fall: it’s important to shop as early as you can for holiday giving, particularly if you want to order something we don’t have in the store. Currently, our deadline for such orders is December 10. We are already hearing stories of shipping delays and want to emphasize again how important it is to shop early.

Here are the ways you can shop with us:

mole and crow with watchIn the store. We are open:

  • Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 to 4:00
  • See holiday hours below

If these times don’t work for you, contact us for an after-hours appointment.

Call 218-237-2665 or email to place your order. We’ll have it ready for you in the store or will ship it.

Order from our online store
Again, you can pick up your purchases in the store or we’ll mail them to you.

Order from our
 holiday catalog
There have been delays in getting our catalog to you in the mail. We’re currently hearing that it will be in homes in the greater Park Rapids area by Deccember 2 at the latest. There are alternatives: we have hard copies of the catalog in the store, it’s on our website here; it’s on our online store,, or you can go directly to it: However you access the catalog, it features some wonderful books and nearly all of them are currently in the store.

Catalog art of two booksPersonal shopping. Give us an idea of what you’d like for yourself or the people on your list and we’ll make selections for you. They are fully returnable if we don’t get it quite right—but we have a great track record.

We continue to offer curbside service and delivery in Park Rapids.

wrapped giftsPurchase digital audio books for yourself or for giving at

Purchase ebooks at
(Note that Kobo insists on calling us Sister Wolf on the site—it’s us, though.)

If you have any trouble ordering online, call and we’ll walk you through the process.

In addition, we offer curbside service and we deliver within town. Call 218-237-2665 or email to make arrangements.

However you shop, we offer complimentary gift wrapping and a free book with each purchase.

Holiday Schedule




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December 20 to 23
December 24
December 25
January 1
9:00 to 7:00
9:00 to 3:00

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The storefront will be closed
All year, we’ve celebrated our 20th anniversary by giving away a bag filled with books and bookish items. We’ll draw the name of the last recipient on December 20. Register as often as you’re in the store, or by emailing We’re unable to mail the bag, but will hold until you can pick it up.
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About those used books…

Again this year, we’re asking you NOT to bring in used books during December. Our lack of storage space plus the busyness of the season are behind this request. After the first of the year, when we’re all consumed with the desire to declutter, we’ll be glad to accept used books again.

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Night In News

Our popular mid-winter event for readers will still happen, but we haven’t yet made a decision about the format. It all depends on COVID, of course!

If it’s virtual, it will be January 15, 7:00 to 8:00.

If it’s in-person, there will be identical sessions on the evening of January 15 at 7:00 and the morning of January 16. If interest warrants, there may be a second session on January16. There will be restrictions.

Regardless of the format, Jen and Sally will share books they think are particularly suited to book groups or for individual reading.

We’ll make a decision about the format no later than the first of the year, and will open registration at that time. Watch the January newsletter and our Facebook page for information.

New Releases

All of these books may be pre-ordered now.

book coverAtlas of the Heart
Brené Brown

releases November 30

book coverWish You Were Here
Jodi Picoult

releases November 30


book coverStuntboy, In the Meantime
Jason Reynolds

releases November 30

book coverCall Us What We Carry (formerly called The Hill We Climb and Other Poems)
Amanda Gorman

releases December 7

November Bestsellers

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

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Murder on the Red River
Marcie Rendon


The Sentence
Louise Erdrich


Days Like Smoke
Jon Hassler


Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker
Jan Brett

  Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain
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These Precious Days
Ann Patchett

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
Helene Tursten


Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Kimmerer


Go Tell the Bees That
I Am Gone

Diana Galbadon

  The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles
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Rainbow Rowell
  The New Midwestern Table
Amy Thielen
  A Thousand Mornings: Poems
Mary Oliver
  The Night Watchman Louise Erdrich

Paws for Poetry


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A Different Distance
Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Nair

Friends, poets, and Paris residents Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Nair wrote a renga (a linked poem) over the course of one year, March 2020 to March 2021. The project was born out of the full lockdown that was declared in France in March 2020. For the most part, the first line of one poem in A Different Distance makes use of a word used in the last stanza of the previous poem. This gave the collection as a whole a very smooth continuity, almost like watching poets bat words back and forth in a tennis match. At times, the poems speak of the universal experience of lockdown and isolation. At times, the poems speak of politics—both familiar and not familiar. And then too, the women share their personal experiences—ie: a battle with cancer and chemo. The collection also has the feel of accidental publication—the reader gets the feeling these two friends would have sent the poems back and forth, regardless if anyone else would someday see them, as though they were writing for an audience of two. Reading this collection is a lovely, lovely experience.

Here's the link on our Indie Commerce site.

Note: an abbreviated version of Jen’s review is in this month’s Indie Next list! Way to go, Jen! Pick up a copy in the store or read online.

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