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Jewel of the NorthwoodsReading Retreat
April 7

bookOur annual Spring Retreat will be April 7, 10:00 to 4:00
at the Jewel of the Northwoods B&B between Hubbard and Menahga. 



Our theme is “Dream Big: Reach for the Stars,” and we’ll be discussing
The Stargazer’s Sister
and See You in the Cosmos.


And looking ahead, our fall retreat will be October 26 to 28. Books will be announced during the summer.



Week of the Young Child
April 18, 10:00 to 10:30

Businesses throughout Park Rapids will support the Week of the Young Child by opening their doors to children and their caregivers, offering special activities for them. On April 18 from 10:00 to 10:30 we’ll have an interactive storytime. We’ll read My Pet Wants a Pet, share some fun activities, and have a drawing for a copy of the book! Space is limited, so reserve your child’s spot by calling 218-237-2665 or emailing

Consult the Park Rapids Enterprise for the full schedule of events.


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Independent Bookstore Day!
April 28, 9:00 to 5:00

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. At our party, you’ll find:




Eric Bergeson will be here to sign copies of his book, Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie—just in time to plan your garden


1:00 to 3:00
Hometown Launch of Stray City, by Chelsey Johnson!!! Chelsey will read from the book, sign copies, and chat with friends and well-wishers. Join us!

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All day:

• Exclusive books and literary items produced just for Independent Bookstore Day will be for sale.
• A free book with every purchase.
• Paige Leeseberg on the piano (time yet to be determined)
• Try out with free audio books!

Leif, Jen, and Sally


A New Book by Leif Enger!

Nothing warms our geeky bookseller hearts quite like connecting with authors and learning about upcoming books! We recently heard Leif Enger (Peace Like a River) talk about his new book, Virgil Wander, and it sounds wonderful! It will be released this fall, and Leif promised to come to Beagle and Wolf for an event! Stay tuned for details!

Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards logoThe Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them.

This year, voting for the 10th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards will be open from Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, May 6. Encourage the young people in your life to go to and vote!

March Bestsellers

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Give a Girl a Knife
Amy Thielen


The Stargazer’s Sister
Carrie Brown


Indestructibles: Baby Faces
Kate Merritt


Ginny Moon
Benjamin Ludwig


Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Nabeel Quershi

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Russian Roulette
Michael Isikoff


Matt De La Pena


I Survived the Joplin Tornado
Lauren Tarshis

  See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng

Five Little Bunnies
Dan Yaccarino


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Midwest Connection Picks


See What Can Be Done
Essays by Lorrie Moore

More than fifty essays, reviews, and pieces of culturally criticism by one of America's most revered and admired novelists who has been parsing the political, artistic, and media idiom for the last three decades. See What Can be Done ranges from reviews of novels by Margaret Atwood and Nora Ephron, to an essay on Ezra Edelman's 2016 O.J. Simpson documentary, to commentary on the continuing unequal state of race in America.

For readers who liked South and West, Joan Didion
Upstream, Mary Oliver
The Abundance, Annie Dillard


bookUniversal Harvester
Literary fiction by John Darnielle

It's the late '90s, and you can find Jeremy at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. Suddenly, customers begin complaining that there are mysterious movies on the tapes they’ve rented. As Jeremy and those around him are absorbed into tapes, they become part of another story—one that unfolds years into the past and years into the future, part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that they would do anything to regain.

For fans of horror movies, science fiction, literary fiction, Wolf in White Van, and the Mountain Goats. 


bookUntil Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth
Middle grade fiction by Sheila O'Connor

Eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly is Lake Liberty's newest paper girl. When one customer, Mr. Marsworth, the town recluse, won't answer his doorbell to meet her, Reenie begins to leave him letters. Slowly, the two become pen pals, striking up the most unlikely of friendships. Reenie learns Mr. Marsworth is a staunch pacifist and soon enough the two devise a plan to keep her brother from enlisting in the Vietnam War. ​
For middle grade readers who liked Sharon Creech's Moo and
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt


bookParis by the Book
Literary fiction by Liam Callanan

Leah Eady and her two daughters are left shaken when her husband, Robert, disappears. He leaves behind plane tickets to Paris and a half finished manuscript. Leah uproots her family to Paris in search of him and buys a struggling English language bookstore, hoping to lure her husband back…​
For readers who love Paris and books about books, such as

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 


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