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Winter Schedule

We’ll be closed on January 1. The next day, January 2, we start our winter schedule:

Sunday 11:00 to 3:00
Monday–Friday 9:00 to 5:30
Beagle Wolf logo with additions "You can order books from us online!" "But we hope we'll still see you in the store..."Saturday 9:00 to 5:00

Our on-line store is open
24 hours a day!

Note: we will be closed Sunday, January 22, for our Afternoon In event. See below for details.

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Night In/Afternoon In

Saturday evening, January 21 at 7:00 or Sunday afternoon, January 22 at 2:00

Our popular winter event for book lovers will be offered twice this year! The nearly identical sessions will be at the store on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm. To avoid overcrowding, we’re asking that you make reservations (no charge.) Call (218-237-2665) or email to reserve a spot. Ask your friends and book club members to come, too! To attend you must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID.

Night In/Afternoon In will have everything you love about the event:

  • Recommendations of great books!
  • The company of other booklovers!
  • Prizes!
  • Goody bags filled with bookish swag!
  • Refreshments!
  • A 10% discount on the books we recommend January 21 to 27
  • A chance to be in the store after hours!

Jen with binding cutter News from the Bindery

For some time now, we have not taken new projects in the Bindery so that Jen could do a little

In 2023, we will begin taking books for repair again using an appointment system. We’ll let you know when your book(s) appointment for repair will be (it’s fine to bring in your book(s) ahead of appointment time) and when you can expect the repairs to be completed.

Those who are still in the queue will be given the first appointments and will be charged the bindery rate we’ve had in place for the last 9 years, which was $50 for a small-medium sized book, $100 for a large (thick) book, and $20 more for leather covering.

New projects will be charged the new bindery rates, which will be $60 for a small-medium sized book, $120 for a large (thick) book, and $25 more for leather covering.

Bindery questions should be directed to Jen:

Bookstore phone, 218-237-2665
Store cell phone, 218-255-4828 text messages only

book coverPlanning Ahead

Our bestselling book EVER is Amy Thielen’s cookbook, The New Midwestern Table. Her long-awaited second cookbook, Company, will be released April 4. We’re working with Amy on plans for a launch event which will be ticketed, off-site, and only open to those who purchase their copy of the book from us. We’ll share details as plans progress. The book may be pre-ordered on our online store or by calling the store.

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January is Puzzle Month!

If you’re like a lot of people, winter is the time you hole up and work jigsaw puzzles. In response, January 29 was named National Puzzle Day. Any puzzler knows that’s way too short a time, so it’s been expanded to the whole month.

If you need a new puzzle or two, stop in and check out our stock!


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Accepting Used Books Again

Beginning February 1, we’ll again be accepting used books. We’re interested in recent fiction, mysteries, and books for middle grade readers and young adults. Books should be in good to excellent condition. We sort and process books as time allows and pay in store credit.

December Bestsellers

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

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The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman


A World of Curiousities
Louise Penny


Days Like Smoke
Jon Hassler


Field Guide to
Dumb Birds

Matt Kracht

  The New Midwestern Table
Amy Thielen
  The Book Haters’ Book Club
Gretchen Anthony
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Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver


The Ski Jumpers
Peter Geye


Forsaken Country
Allen Eskens


Cozy in Love
Jan Brett

  The Light We Carry
Michelle Obama
  Sacred Nature
Karen Armstrong

2022 Bestsellers

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Fox Creek
William Kent Krueger


Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid


The Seed Keeper
Diane Wilson


The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman

  Lightning Strike
William Kent Krueger
  Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens
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Good Eggs
Reba Hardiman


Unsettled Ground
Claire Fuller


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy


Days Like Smoke
Jon Hassler

  The Ski Jumpers
Peter Geye
  Oh William!
Elizabeth Strout

Paws for Poetry

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Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Edited by Donald G. Evans and Robin Metz

I spent Christmas in Chicago but never left the living room of my Minnesota Northwoods home. Our web goddess, Hannah, sent us a special book called Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry.

While cozy in my PJs, I visited all different places and times of Chicago; parks (some familiar, most not), even did some book making at Hull House, and realized (duh) that “the lake” for those in Chicago is Lake Michigan (unlike Minnesota in which Lake Superior is “the lake”.) To call this book a poetry anthology is a bit misleading because it also includes some fine art pieces by Chicago artists (in color!) Additionally, the foreword and introduction are well worth the read with the history of the making of this fine collection. This is not merely a thrown-together collection of poems by Chicago-area artists. 134 poets contributed to this collection (including BIG names like Elizabeth Alexander and Luis Alberto Urrea) and each poem references Chicago. We’re so often asked where we find out about books and sometimes, the answer is. “We were lucky enough to be given an incredibly thoughtful gift from a friend” ❤ Here’s a youtube of Cynthia Gallaher talking about this anthology and reading her contribution, Making Books at Hull House.

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