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  March 2023

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Night in: Afternoon Edition
Afternoon In logoMarch 5, 2:00

Thank you for your patience when we had to reschedule the event!

The new date and time are March 5, 2:00. It helps with our planning when you pre-register. Call the store, 218-237-2665, or email Include your name and contact information. Ask your friends and book club members to come, too!

Even if you registered for the original date, please register for March 5. 

To attend you must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID.

Night In: Afternoon Edition 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 March 5 to 11.
  • A chance to be in the store when it’s closed!

Reviews of half the books presented at Afternoon In are in Jen and Sally’s Staff Picks.
Reviews of the rest of the books will be in the April Newsletter.

Signed Stock

Marcie Rendon

Marcie Rendon was recently in the store and signed copies of Murder on the River and Girl Gone Missing. Call or come in to purchase them while they last.

stack of booksJen and Sally spent the last week of February at Winter Institute, a booksellers’ conference in Seattle. We shipped two boxes of signed books to the store and are looking forward to sharing them with you. Here’s some of what’s coming, and we promise you’ll be delighted to see the titles! (What were we thinking when we took this picture?!)

February Bestsellers

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

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We are Not Like Them Christine Pride and
Jo Piazza


The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman


Dinners with Ruth
Nina Totenberg


The Seed Keeper Diane Wilson

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Man Overboard!
Craig Bowron


Colleen Hoover


Healing After Loss
Martha Hickman


Mary Oliver

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A Killing of Innocents
Deborah Crombie
  Paint by Sticker Kids: Rainbows Everywhere!
Workman Publishing
  Paint by Sticker Kids: Mermaids and Magic!
Workman Publishing
  Not the Camilla We Knew
Rachel Hanel
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Enchantment Lake
Margi Preus
  Anxious People
Fredrik Backman
  The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict
  Finding the Mother Tree, Suzann Simard

Paws for Poetry


book coverThe Lamps of History
Michael Sandler

While at a booksellers’ conference in Seattle recently, I had the opportunity (the dangerous pleasure!) to visit six independent bookstores. At Third Place Books, I discovered a display of poetry from local authors and/or small presses. And in that display........I came across this:

Poet Michael Sandler lives in the Seattle area. The back of Lamps of History states: "...For much of his (Sandler's) adulthood he wrote poems for the desk drawer, while working as a lawyer and later as an arbitrator."

I've been savoring the poems. Some address universal themes (or at least universal to Americans) such as being in the hospital, or smoking, or cooking a family recipe. There is a fair amount of mention of Russian history, which makes sense, if the poet's family has been in the Seattle area for a while—many Russian immigrants made the west coast their new home. If you want your own sample of Michael Sandler's poems, visit his site. Full disclosure—the link for "Lighthousing" (what a great title!) did not work when I clicked on it, which is a pity since it was one of my favorite poems from the collection, especially this passage:

We wonder, how did they negotiate

the salt-sleeted air, a blank of starless heavens,

no apps or chat groups, unshared reckonings

save for a trust in someone else out there?

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