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Allen Eskens visit to be rescheduled

We have been looking forward to welcoming Allen Eskens on November 3, but he has been diagnosed with Covid so the event must be postponed. We wish him a quick and thorough recovery!

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Shop Our Holiday Catalog

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. The digital catalog is now available; physical copies have been mailed to households in the Park Rapids area, and we also have them in the store.

Get a pdf of the catalog, or explore it online.

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And make sure you use the coupon on the back of the catalog—15% off a $100 purchase. The purchase can be of any books, not just those in the catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.)

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Good Bllks come to those who Shop Early

Shop Early Shop Local

Illustration of worried child held by motherSupply chain disruptions which began with the pandemic continue to affect businesses across the country, including ours. Labor shortages are real, as well as capacity limitations and paper shortages, shipping delays, and other issues.

Shop early and shop local—in person or online—then sit back and relax with a good book or two for the holidays!

Our online store is We continue to offer personal shopping and complimentary gift wrapping.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
November 24

The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Enjoy the holiday!


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The holidays come to Park Rapids

on November 25!

You won’t want to miss Park Rapids’ traditional start to the holidays! Some stores, including ours, will be open extended hours.

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.)


Yuletide Sampler

5:00 to 6:00

Stop in participating downtown businesses for a light snack and to exchange holiday greetings!

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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. After the tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Bella Caffé to visit with children.

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Photo of tree lighting ceremony
  Photo by Debbie Center. Used with permission.

Make a Big Impact Shop Small: Small Business Sturday, November 26, 2022. Shop Small logo.Small Business Saturday/Indies First!
November 26

Small Business Saturday is a time to support your local community by patronizing local business and shopping small. Indie bookstores call the day Indies First! This year, author Celeste Ng is the honorary chairperson of the event.

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At Beagle and Wolf, we’ll roll out the blue carpet for you! We’ll have refreshments, offer a free book with any purchase and complimentary gift wrapping. We’ll give away great prizes, and two authors will be in the store to sign their books. AND we’ll offer a 20% discount on any in-store book listed in our holiday catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.)


Gretchen Anthony
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Gretchen AnthonyGretchen Anthony, author and humorist, will be in the store, signing copies of her latest book, The Book Haters Book Club, as well as her earlier books.

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See Sally's review of The Book Haters' Club.
Margi Preus
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Margi Preus

Margi Preus, the Newbury award winning author of books for children and young adults, will be in the store, signing copies of her latest book, Windswept, as well as some of her earlier works.

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See Jen's review
of Lily Leads the Way.

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What is November 29?
The release date of A World of Curiosities!
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We are now taking preorders for the latest book in the popular Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. Place a preorder and receive a copy of The Nature of the Feast, a booklet featuring recipes inspired by the books in the Gamache series,while supplies last.

Read Sally's review.



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A jigsaw puzzle featuring a map to us!

For several years, we’ve been handing out Indie Bookstore Roadmaps. The roadmap is now available as a 1000 piece puzzle. Come get yours!

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So many used books...

Our shelves of used books are overflowing! We’re grateful to everyone who has sold or donated their used books to us, but beginning November 1, we will not be accepting used books. This is temporary and we’ll revisit our decision after the first of the year.


October Bestsellers

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where you’ll find a description of each book.

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Twenty-Ninth Day
Alex Messenger


The Ski Jumpers
Peter Geye


The Sentence
Louise Erdrich


Fox Creek
William Kent Krueger

  Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver
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Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens


The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman


Sinister Graves
Marcie Rendon


The Haunted Bookshop
Christopher Morley

  Ugly Love
Coleen Hoover
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The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Liz Kessler


Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng


Figure Eight
Jeff Nania

  Paul Bunyan and Babe
Daphne Hogstrom
  Spider Lake
Jeff Nania

Paws for Poetry

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And Yet by Kate Baer

Poet Kate Baer offers another brilliant collection of poetry in her signature style: she eases the reader into her inviting poems of modern day life, punctuated by a bullseye punch to the gut/heart/mind. The poems are thoughtful and sometimes funny. One of my favorites is a piece called "Filling the Page," in which the author takes revenge against a husband (not her own) dismissive of writing poetry as easy - the brilliance of the poem is the author's use of a literary demise against the offender that he likely would not comprehend. Kate Baer has won a spot in my heart as a favorite poet. The final punch of And Yet is when the reader realizes the last poem of the collection has been read. For a teaser of the poet’s work, visit her website and scroll all the way to the bottom. Those of you who attended one of our recent Reading Retreats may remember that we read. “Burnout,”  a poem from And Yet.

And Yet by Kate Baer will be released on November 8 in both hardcover and paperback.

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