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Night In/Morning In re-cap

Our annual event for book lovers was fun for all in attendance! The person who came the farthest was from South Dakota! We’ll share half of Jen and Sally’s book talks from the event this month and the other half in March

Next year’s dates are January 18 and 19.

Chris MonroeChris Monroe
February 16, 11:00 to noon

book coverChris Monroe will be at Century School in February, and will finish her trip to Park Rapids with a visit to Beagle and Wolf!

Shadow and Tripod
You’re invited to a Party!
February 23, noon to 1:00

Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods logoDid you know February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day?? Jen and Tripod will bring in the newest canine member of the Geraedts’ household, a sheepdog mix named Shadow. Join us with or without your dog! (Dogs should be on a leash.) Greet Tripod, meet Shadow, and maybe chat with the bookstore humans! Our friends from Lickin’ Good Whole Pet Foods will be on hand too, with treats/prizes. Lickin’ Good is one of our favorite downtown businesses—it’s where Tripod and Shadow get their grooming done and stock up on treats! Check our Facebook page during February for updates on the event.

Listen up! Digital Audiobooks are Now Available!

Get 3 audio books for the price of 1!

You’ve heard us talk about listening to audio books from Now is a great time to check them out—they’re running a terrific special. And don’t forget, we’re available to help you get started!

Jewel of the NorthwoodsSpring Retreat
March 30, 10:00 to 4:00

As we put this newsletter together, Park Rapids is the coldest spot in Minnesota, at -42 degrees. Yet, we’re confident that warmer weather will come again! And while the grounds of Jewel of the Northwoods won’t look as lush as the picture, they will extend a warm welcome!

Our theme will be “Living Outside Ordinary Time.” We’ll explore this idea by reading and discussing two very different books.



Give yourself the gift of a day apart, enjoying delicious food and lively conversation. The cost of the retreat is $45, plus books. Registration materials will be available at the store or by email. Contact us at 218-237-2665 or

And looking even further ahead, our fall retreat will be October 25 to 27. Theme and books will be announced later in the year.


January Bestsellers

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All the Wild Hungers
Karen Babine


Code Girls
Liza Mundy


The Death of Expertise
Tom Nichols


Never Coming Back
Alison McGhee


The Girl in Building C
Mary Krugerud


Paris by the Book
Liam Calllahan

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Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Gretchen Anthony


Sold on a Monday
Kristina McMorris


We’re All in This Together
Amy Jones


Adam Thielen
Lindsey Vonruden


Alyson Hagy


Not a Sound
Heather Gudenkauf


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Midwest Connection Picks


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We're All In This Together
Amy Jones

Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. Set over the course of four calamitous days that culminate in a road trip to Duluth, Minnesota, Amy Jones's big-hearted, bestselling novel follows the Parkers as catastrophe forces them to do something they never thought possible—act like a family.​

Originally published in Canada in 2016, the publisher has revised the cover slightly and made a few other minor tweaks to the package, treating it as a new release in the US since it wasn’t previously available.



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The Current
Tim Johnston

In the dead of winter, state troopers pull two young women from the Black Root River—one dead, one alive. What happened was no accident, and news of the crime awakens the community’s memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may still live among them.​



Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age
Mary Pipher

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss, but their struggles can help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. Drawing on her own experiences, Mary Pipher explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.​ 



Bim, Bam, Bop, and Oona
Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Larry Day

When these ducks go to the pond, it is Bim, Bam, Bop… and Oona, always last. Spunky Oona will inspire and delight all who see her final triumphant creation. A tale about being true to yourself, building confidence, and finding friendship, Bim, Bam, Bop… and Oona is sure to bring smiles to readers and listeners of all ages.​


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