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Made cardinal 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. 

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Leif Enger
December 1

Sally, Leif Enger, and JenLeif Enger will be signing copies of his newest book, Virgil Wander, at Beagle and Wolf at 1PM on December 1. Please note: (Leif will only be signing books purchased from us. Your purchases help make events like this possible.)

The signing will be preceded by “Lunch with Leif,” a ticketed event at Bella Café. This event is sold out.


Lake Time Magazine Editor's Choice The Best of Minnesota 2018 Award


We have bragging rights!

The editors of Lake Time Magazine chose Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery as the best bookstore in all of Minnesota. The wise, perceptive judges chose Minnesota's best in many categories. The list of winners for 2018 is posted online.

book coverGrant Merritt book signing
December 10, 2:00 to 4:00

Grant MerrittIron and Water is Grant J. Merritt's memoir of his life's work on behalf of Minnesota's people and environment and also the story of a famiy significant in state history. Chronicling the discovery of vast iron deposits on the Mesabi Range and the fight to save Lake Superior and Minnesota's natural riches, Merritt reveals how individuals can change the world.



Shop our holiday catalog!

This year’s catalog is full of great books! Purchase catalog books in the store or order them
by phone (218-237-2665) or email 

We’re happy to gift wrap and ship your purchases.

And don’t forget to redeem the 15% coupon on the back of the catalog!

LISTEN UP! Digital Audiobooks are Now AvailableGreat gift idea

Are you looking for a holiday gift your employees are sure to appreciate? Consider gifting them with a membership, which will give them access to digital audio books. Information is at

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Looking ahead

Very soon, you’ll be able to order books from us online! (Perhaps even by the time you receive this newsletter!) We’ll send out an announcement when we’re up and running!

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Inventory is coming

We do inventory the first Sunday after the new year, which is January 6 in 2019. Family, staff, and volunteers combine to get everything counted and have some fun. We’ll provide lunch and give you the staff discount for the day. We’ll start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. Let us know if you’d like to join us!

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Night In is approaching!

Night In is our popular, after hours event for book groups and other book lovers. Jen and Sally recommend 20 books, and our publishers partner with us to provide refreshments and prizes. The event will be at the store and we’ll offer two identical sessions, January 19 in the evening and January 20 in the day. Space each day will be limited and we’ll take reservations ahead of time. Mark your calendars—more information will be in next month’s newsletter.

November Bestsellers

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Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann


Michelle Obama


Virgil Wander
Leif Enger


Hush Hush, Forest
Mary Casanova


Adam Thielen
Lindsey Vonruden

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The Meltdown
Jeff Kinney


An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
Helene Tursten


Do Not Find Me
Kathleen Novak


Peace Like a River
Leif Enger


Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith


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Midwest Connection Picks

  book coverThe End of the End of the Earth
Essays by Jonathan Franzen

In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes—both human and literary—that have long preoccupied him. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day.



book coverThe Collected Poems of Robert Bly
Robert Bly

Gathering more than sixty years of poetry, Collected Poems by Robert Bly showcases the brilliant career of a “great American transcendentalist” (New York Times). Presenting the full magnitude of Robert Bly’s body of work for the first time, Collected Poems is a fresh view of his lifelong achievement. From his imagistic debut, Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962), to his National Book Award-winning The Light Around the Body (1967), to his transcendent latest, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (2011), Bly is a truth-teller and a fearless explorer of the human dilemma. Collected Poems makes clear why poets and lovers of poetry have long looked to Bly for emotional authenticity, moral authority, and artistic inspiration.

bookThe City of Broken Magic
Mirah Bolender

Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn’t control. An infestation that ate magic—and anything else it came into contact with. Only an elite team of non-magical humans can defuse and dispose of infestations. Laura has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she’s the last—and only—sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation. 

bookThe Mukluk Ball
Katharine Johnson, illustrated by Alicia Schwab

Karhu the bear wants to go to the Mukluk Ball. He will need mukluks, dance moves, and someone to wake him up from hibernation. Will the Ball live up to Karhu's dreams? The music and fellowship filling Finn Town Hall might just make for the best night of his life.

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