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July 2024
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Shop Local: Find Waldo Here!It's July—Where’s Waldo?

We’re doing Find Waldo Local again!!!!!!


This is one of Park Rapids’ favorite summer activities—during the month of July, Waldo will be hiding in a number of PR businesses such as retail shops, art galleries, the Chamber of Commerce and the library. Get a Find Waldo passport, find Waldo in participating businesses and get your passport stamped at each business. When you get 10 stamps, you’ll instantly be rewarded with a small prize (while supplies last) AND you’ll be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE drawing which includes a gift from each participating business—spoiler, the gift from us is a BUNCH of Waldo books! Also, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a live Waldo and his sidekick Wenda wandering around town.

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Lisa MaliceLisa Malice
July 6, noon to 2:00

Lisa will be with us to visit about her thriller, Lest She Forget, and to sign copies of the book.

After surviving a car crash, Kay Smith wakes from a coma with amnesia, a battered face, and no one to vouch for her identity. Her psychiatrist is convinced that her memory loss is connected to the horrific flashbacks and nightmares haunting her. As she digs for clues to her past, Kay uncovers a shady character following her every inquiry. Who is he? What does he want from her?

As Kay’s probes deepen, she realizes everyone around her has deadly secrets to hide—even her. Emerging memories, guilty suspicions, and a headline-screaming murders push Kay to come out of the shadows and choose: will she perpetuate a horrendous lie, or risk her life to uncover the truth?

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Don CarrDon Carr
July 20, noon to 2:00

William Kent Krueger calls this novel, "...a joyride of a thriller."

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Joe Egan
Joe EganJuly 27, noon to 2:00

book coverJoe Egan will be in the store, signing copies of his books and chatting with readers.

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Registration Open for Fall Reading Retreats!
October 11 to 13 and 25 to 27

Our fall retreats are a chance to get away for a relaxing weekend, talking about books with a great group of women and eating food someone else has prepared, all at a leisurely pace. We’ll all read the same three books How to Say Babylon, and The Brightest Star. Gilded Mountain is in the store now. The other two books will be released in paperback early in July. Books and registration materials are available in the store.

Identical retreats will be held October 11 to 13 and 25 to 27. The second retreat is full, with a waiting list, but there is still space available for the first weekend.

book coverbook coverThe cost of the retreat will be $395.00. We encourage you to register now with a $100 deposit. (Non-refundable unless we fill your spot.) There is no charge to placeyour name on the waiting list for the second weekend.




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William Kent Krueger

August 16, 5:00 to 7:00

William Kent KruegerWilliam Kent Krueger’s new Cork O’Connor book, Spirit Crossing, will be out August 20—but he’s gotten permission from his publisher to visit a few stores, including ours, in northern Minnesota before that date!

We’ll be hosting him at the Event Room (in the former J&B)
1104 Park Ave S Suite 2. This will be a ticketed event.

A primary ticket is $35 and includes a signed copy of Spirit Crossing. 
A plus-one ticket is $5 and does NOT include a book (a plus-one ticket is ONLY available with purchase of primary ticket and only ONE plus-one ticket can be purchased with a primary ticket)

Krueger will speak at the event and will be available to sign and personalize copies of Spirit Crossing.


Photo by Diane Krueger

Now out in paperback!

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The Art Thief by Michael Finkel:
This is a book Jen loves!
  Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin:
This a book Sally loves!
  The Last Ranger by Peter Heller: We don’t know if Lee loves this book, but here’s the review he wrote when it came out in hardcover.

June Bestsellers at Beagle and Wolf

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where you’ll find a description of each book.


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The River We

William Kent Krueger

  Within Arm’s Reach
Ann Napolitano

Power & Light
Will Weaver


Brave the Wild River
Melissa Sevigny

  Traveling without Moving
Taiyon Coleman
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Beyond That, the Sea
Laura Spence-Ash

The Lager Queen of Minnesota
J. Ryan Stradal


Lost & Found
Kathryn Schulz


Scandal of Vandals
Frank Weber

  Doorman Wanted
Glenn Miller
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The Writer and the Engineer
Niomi Phillips


I Cheerfully Refuse
Leif Enger


Evergreen Home
Kathy Thompson


Good Morning Loon
Elizabeth Varnai

Andre Sólo

Paws for Poetry Jen

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Ceremonies for No Repair

Paula Cisewski

One of the authors we hosted at Author Fest was poet Paula Cisewski and I’ve been reading her collection, Ceremonies for No Repair.

An unwanted (and unexpected) breakup of a marriage is never welcome, but even less so during the Covid pandemic, as happened to the author of this collection. The title refers to the many ways (ceremonies if you will) a grieving person tries in attempting to heal and move forward. The author writes a variety of types of poetry, including some pieces in which the reader must turn the book in order to read. I’ve never read a collection of poetry with so many footnotes! And I like it! There is also a fair amount of artwork included. This collection includes the first “poem comic” I’ve encountered (drawn by the author.) There are 13 poems titled Mother Corona. This collection reminds me that poetry can be a visual artwork. Give it a peek!




Cookbook Corner

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Taste of Home: Mediterranean Favorites

It's summer and hot. Are you looking for new ideas for what to make? Perhaps you need something fresh with lower calories. Taste of Home Mediterranean Favorites is for you! The recipes use fresh ingredients with caloric data to help maintain those lower calorie counts. This book is loaded with recipes from Greece, Morocco, Spain, Sicily, and more. And great pictures are included!


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