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April 2019

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dptinh gloertdSpring is FINALLY coming!

Snow is melting, we’ve seen the sun, and birds are returning!
AND we have lots going on, both in the store and in Park Rapids!


  Store logo with "You can order books from us online! But we hope we'll still see you in the store..." We’re thrilled that our online store is up and running!

Visit it at You can browse to your heart’s content, even in your pajamas in the middle of the night! You can have your books shipped to you or pick them up at the store (no freight charge for items picked up at the store.)

Call (218-237-2665) or email ( or with questions. And those Indie Next flyers you love to pick up on the store? They’re available in the online store, too!!

Spring Cleaning Sale

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We’ve ordered lots of fun new things for spring and summer. To make room, we’re having a Spring Cleaning Sale. Throughout the store, look for 50% off signs, such as these.


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Week of the Young Child
April 8 to 12

Each year, Park Rapids Community Ed arranges for business throughout town to host activities for young children and their caregivers during this special week. On April 8, we’ll sponsor a storytime from 10:00 to 10:30. Be sure to call (218-237-2665) to make a reservation, as space is limited. We’re featuring Giraffe Problems and will have an interactive storytime and fun activities to delight our young visitors.

National Poetry Month poster, April 2019
April is National Poetry Month!

We’ll have our poetry on display and will be giving away Poems on a Stick by Minnesota poet David Bengtson (while supplies last.) And we’d be thrilled to have poetry spontaneously declaimed in the store! Be sure to read Deborah Jacob’s beautiful poem to her grandson about books. It will be on our poetry display.

Poems on sticks

Easter is April 21

The physical store will be closed for the day, but we’ll be open online! We have a good selection of cards, books, and gifts in the store.

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Spring Refresh

Spring is a time to refresh—plant your garden, spruce up your home and wardrobe, buy a new book—and Park Rapids businesses are sponsoring “Spring Refresh.” Participating businesses will have a variety of promotions and special offers, along with a passport and great prizes. Details will soon be appearing on each store’s Facebook page. Our Spring Refresh events include the Independent Bookstore Day and Children's Book Week below.

National Poetry Month poster, April 2019

Independent Bookstore Day
April 27

Bookstores across the country will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on April 27! If you can’t visit Beagle and Wolf, we hope you’ll stop by the indies wherever you are. Here’s a link to an interactive map of all the stores participating.

Sally with an Independent Bookstore Day tote bagWe’ll have:

  • Special merchandise produced just for the event
  • Jess Lourey will be at the store at 9AM to sign copies of April Fools, the last book in her Mystery by the Month series(and she’ll leave signed copies if you can’t get in that early)
  • Drawings for fun prizes
  • A free book with every purchase
  • Birthday cake! It’s the 4th anniversary of combining Sister Wolf Books and Beagle Books & Bindery
  • Special offers on audio books through
  • And more!

You won’t want to miss this fun day!

Sally with an Independent Bookstore Day tote bagJen in an Independent Bookstore Day t-shirt


National Poetry Month poster, April 2019


Children’s Book Week
April 29 to May 5

We extend a special welcome to young readers during Children’s Book Week. Each child will receive a free Llama Llama coloring book and crayons (while supplies last.)

Used picture books will be on sale for 25% off—a great way to stock up on wonderful books!

March Bestsellers

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Tara Westover


The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin


Orphan Island
Laurel Snyde


The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon

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Stray City
Chelsey Johnson


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
David Treuer


Virgil Wander
Leif Enger


Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens


Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith


Now in Paperback


bookStray City
Chelsey Johnson

Last year we hosted the hometown book launch of Chelsey’s Johnson’s book, Stray City, which just came out in paperback.

Sally, Chelsey, and Jen with Stray City books

bookGentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles

It’s been a l-o-o-o-o-ng wait, but Gentleman in Moscow is now out in paperback!

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Midwest Connection Picks


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Little Faith
Nickolas Butler

Lyle Hovde’s daughter has become deeply involved with an extremist church. While reckoning with his own faith—or lack thereof—Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover.

Nick Butler will be here June 1!


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Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)
Lorna Landvik

With her customary warmth and wit, Lorna Landvik summons a lifetime at once lost and recovered, a complicated past that speaks with knowing eloquence to a confused present. Chronicles of a Radical Hag reminds us of the power of words and of silence, as well as the wonder of finding in each other what we never even knew we were missing


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Beautiful Bad
Annie Ward

Maddie and Ian's love story began overseas; he was in the army and she was visiting her best friend, Jo. Two decades later, married with a son, they are living the perfect suburban life. But when an accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.


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Thomas Peacock

Beginnings: The Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny is the story of Donovan Manypenny. Raised by his grandparents on a northern Wisconsin Ojibwe reservation until their passing when he is ten years old, he becomes a ward of the state of Wisconsin and enters the child welfare system—foster care, children’s home, and adoption. The trauma he experiences as a result of losing his grandparents and way of life leads him to put his past behind him for over forty-three years. Then at the age of fifty-three, events in his life take him back to his childhood home, retracing the historical westward migration of his Ojibwe ancestors. Heartfelt and bittersweet, and layered with meaning, Beginnings: The Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny will resonate with anyone who longs to make the journey home, wherever that may be, as well those who seek or have experienced cultural or spiritual awakening, and healing.


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