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border December 2023


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Holiday greetings

Our family sends season’s greetings to you and yours!

We appreciate your business and enjoy your friendship!

Here’s to another year of sharing books, conversation, and laughter.

Cat in thistlesGive the GIft of Books: Shop our holiday catalog

Holiday shopping

No surprise—we think books make the very best gifts for any occasion. As always, there are several ways for you to shop with us.



We love seeing you in person! Our staff is always ready to talk books and make suggestions for everyone on your shopping list. And we’ll be glad to gift wrap everything you purchase. See our December hours below. And when you’re in the store, you can discover our non-book merchandise, much of which is not on our online store. We have greeting cards, earrings, puzzles, games, socks, T-shirts, and toys. The physical copy of our Holiday Catalog, which is available in the store, contains descriptions of each book.

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Our suppliers have notified us that they need to receive orders by Friday, December 15 to ensure they will be in the store before Christmas.

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Our online store is at

In addition, you may purchase digital audio books at We’d appreciate it if you indicate we are your bookstore. logo

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We’re glad to take orders over the phone (218-237-2665) and online ( You may pick up your purchases in the store, we deliver within town, and ship anywhere in the world.


December Hours

Most of this month we’ll be
open our regular hours:

Sunday 10:00 to 4:00
Monday-Friday 9:00 to 5:30
Saturday 9:00 to 5:00

If these times don’t work for you, contact us and we’ll make an after-hours appointment for you to shop.

Here’s our holiday schedule:

December 24, closing at 3:00
December 25, closed
December 31, regular hours
January 1, closed
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After Christmas Sale!
December 26 to 30

We'll have an after-Christmas sale, in-store only.
Look for bargains throughout the store!

There’s a new look in the store!

You know how sometimes an idea takes on a life of its own, and the end product is wonderful but completely different from what was initially envisioned? That’s what recently happened at the store with a great idea Jen had, and we couldn’t be happier.

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Our resident artist, Brita   Our handymen, Tom and Brian   The view from Bella Caffé

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RALLY YOUR COMUNITY: Small Business Saturday Is Nov 25, 2023Night In News

Mark your calendar for our popular mid-winter event for readers! Night In: Afternoon Edition will be January 21, 2:00.

Jen and Sally will share books they think are particularly suited to book groups or for individual reading.

We ask attendees to make a free reservation. Watch our January newsletter and Facebook page for registration information.

November Bestsellers

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

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Power & Light
Will Weaver
Amy Thielen

Activate Your Heroic Potential
Brian Johnson


Saving Emma
Allen Eskens

  The River We

William Kent Krueger
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Screw You Van Gogh
Jeff Howard
  Winter Tales
Dawn Casey
  And There He Kept Her
Joshua Moehling
  West with Giraffes Lynda Rutledge  

Spirits Dancing
Travis Novitsky

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Winter’s Song
Td Mischke
  Forsaken Country
Allen Eskens
  The Comfort of Crows
Margaret Renkl
  Sweet Land
Will Weaver
  If I was a Horse
Sophie Blackall

animals in stocking under night skyPaws for Poetry


Any time, any season seems right to me for reading poetry, but winter especially seems the perfect time to snuggle up with it.

Below are five new (October 2023 or later pub dates) that I recommend:


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Songs, Blood Deep
Gwen Nell Westerman

Westerman is the poet laureate of Minnesota, and this book is in our holiday catalog! Divided by seasons, the poems in this collection are gentle and accessible and weave Dakota in with English.

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The Letters I will Never Send
Isabella Dorta  

The title is fairly self-explanatory, but what it doesn’t tell you, dear reader, is this collection is the voice of youth and the exuberance of youth that bursts into our world (thank goodness).


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Another Last Call
Poems on Addiction & Deliverance
edited by Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis

This collection, narrowly focused on addiction struggles, has an impressive list of contributors It’s a great way to sample the work of poets you may not be familiar with.


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How to Communicate
John Lee Clark

Clark is another amazing Minnesota poet, drawing on life experience as DeafBlind (the author’s description) in pointed and at times very funny prose poems. This is a must read.

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Musical Tables
Billy Collins

Musical Tables is now in paperback!


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