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 the way. This year there are three ways to get a holiday catalog. Physical copies have been mailed to households in the Park Rapids area, and we also have them in the store. The digital catalog will soon be available on our website and our online store, shop.beagleandwolf.com.
Be sure to use the coupon on the back of the catalog—15% off a $100 purchase. The purchase can be any books, not just those in the catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.)
As always, we offer personal shopping, delivery within Part Rapids, and complimentary gift wrapping.
And don’t forget about gifting Libro.fm audio books, which is now easier than ever. Gifting Audio Books:
Scheduling is here!
The holiday season is approaching, and it’s never too early to check gifts off your list—especially now that you can schedule credit bundles and individual audiobook gifts for delivery!
That’s right—you now have the ability to gift audiobooks and credits via scheduled delivery, instant delivery, or printed gift certificate.
Join us in welcoming Allen Eskens back to the store! Allen is the bestselling author of The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, The Shadows We Hide, Nothing More Dangerous, The Stolen Hours,Forsaken Country, and the newly released Saving Emma. He’ll make a presentation and sign books.
Lunch with Will Weaver November 18 Noon
Mark your calendar "Lunch with Will Weaver, noon on November 18!" We'll be at the Good Life Café, just around the corner from the store.
This will be a ticketed event which includes lunch, a presentation by Will, and a signed copy of Power & Light. Tickets will be $35, and space will be limited. Tickets are available in the store and will be available at shop.beagleandwolf.com soon. If two people are coming together and only want one book, a second ticket is available for $15. This includes lunch and Will’s talk. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-237-2665.
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!
Photo by Debbie Center. Used with permission.
Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting 6:00
It’s Park Rapids’ Norman Rockwell event.
Bundle up and bring the kids.
Small Business Saturday November 25
Small Business Saturday is a time to support your local community by patronizing local business and shopping small.
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 we’ll offer a 20% discount on any in-store book listed in our holiday catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.) We’re still firming up authors to be in the store that day. Check our facebook page for updates.
Independent Bookstores celebrate Indies First! on Small Business Saturday,
and Amanda Gorman is this year’s ambassador!
Book covers are linked to our online store,
where you’ll find a description of each book.
Power & Light
The River We
William Kent Krueger
The Writer and the Engineer
Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus
The Woman They
Could Not Silence
The Death of a Rainmaker
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Kimmerer
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Wild Women and the Blues
All We Need Is Love and a Soft Pillow
Books to Movies
Killers of the Flower Moon, the bestselling book by David Grann, is now a movie. Here’s a link to the trailer.
If you see it, share your reaction with us!
Recently Tom and I traveled to Detroit to attend the Heartland Fall Forum, a trade show for independent booksellers of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. While there, we went on a tour of four bookstores in Detroit, which was great fun. When I visit bookstores away from home, I like to check out poetry from the area's local poets. In Detroit, I picked up American Family: A Syndrome by Nandi Comer, the Poet Laureate of Michigan
and Accident by Caroline Maun.
American Family: A Syndrome
American Family is focused on race relations in America, including pieces titled:
Earthly Death Syndrome
Singing Skin Disorder
Why I Don't Call On Cops
Poet Nandi Comer writes prose poems using impactful techniques I've not seen before. My favorite is alongside poems in black font is narrative in gray font. Fellow poet francine j. harris has this to say about American Family:
“In Nandi Comer’s “American Family Syndrome: A Singing Skin Disorder,” the poet says the sound coming from a person’s skin is an ‘auditory / pheromone or territorial / marking made by the body / wherein the host is unaware.’ But if the patient is not clear what song emits from these syndromes that populate American Family, the poet most certainly can hear it. The poems here observe intently. They listen as carefully for the snap of a neckbone to know a chicken is ready to be cleaned as they watch for signs of panic by people facing police violence and mob rage. Throughout this collection, it is the poet’s sensitivity that yields the tenderness of the work. For here is an ear that joyfully discerns Sofia’s ‘mouth of racket and cry’ from The Color Purple, yet seems to listen throughout the house for a mother’s voice or her cane tipping or the moments when she might fall into dream, all the while. A smart, beautiful and urgent collection."
Accident Caroline Maun
Poet Caroline Maun also writes prose poems in her Accident collection, interspersed with black & white reproductions of Janet Kelman's "Glass Art."
From the publisher of Accident by Caroline Maun:
“Accident is a series of vignettes about a motorcycle accident, told in the nonlinear way that memory works. This is juxtaposed with observations on the randomness of nature, the opportunities for life and death. The struggles of insects, birds, fish and flora, and our part in their dramas, even if only as observer, provide a counterpoint to the details of another relationship that almost didn’t make it. This intuitive, delicate interweaving of human accident and the natural world broadens our view of trauma and leads us to reflect on the tensions of freedom and captivity, and capacity and incapacity, in a world where instruments that may harm us lie idle all around, and our most basic impulses may put us at deep risk.”