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September 2019  
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Studio 176

We have a new neighbor! Studio 176 recently opened just across the street at 176-3rd St. W. It’s a cooperative art gallery featuring the work of local artists Tiffany Besonen, Dawn Rossbach, Jeremy Simonson and Laura Grisamore, and is currently open Saturdays and by appointment. Check it out!


Have Bookstore, Will Travel
September 12 and 13

Jen and Sally will take the show on the road September 12 and 13, providing a bookstore for the Breakthrough Renewal Institute at Hubbard United Methodist Church. (Did you know we have a small but excellent spiritualty section at the store?) The store in Park Rapids will be open regular hours. Let us know if you’d like us to provide a bookstore for your event!


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Tom Stetzler
September 15, 4:00

Park Rapids’ own Tom Stetzler has published a new book of poetry, Seeing in the Dark. Tom will be giving a reading at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery. Please join Tom in celebrating the release of the book! Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.

See LouAnn's review of the book.



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Our Busy Bindery

The backlog of books needing repair in the bindery has become overwhelming. Jen needs a chance to catch up! For now, we will not be accepting books for repair.



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Art Leap, Park Rapids’ annual open studio event
September 28 and 29

We’re going to be a site for Art Leap! We’ll host artist Kent Estey. Here’s what he says about himself and his work:

Kent Estey is a proud member of the White Earth Nation of Anishinaabe, in Northwestern Minnesota. He and his wife Becky live and work on the White Earth Reservation where Kent teaches Art, Technology and Robotics at the local Charter School in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

“I’ve always been drawn to the sky and water. The serenity found there provides me endless opportunities to paint. I am surrounded by the woods and beautiful lakes of Northwestern Minnesota, so for me, inspiration is everywhere.

I consider myself a contemporary artist, with a special interest in sky and landscapes. My paintings are typically more nonrepresentational and abstract in nature. I love color of course, and texture. I use a variety of mediums in my paintings, including acrylic, oil, and inks. Some of my more recent painting feature stone, copper, and other metals. I am inspired by earth-tones with deep shades of blue, brown and red. 

Although I am very proud of my heritage, viewers may find that my work doesn't necessarily represent or depict traditional Native American themes. My inspiration comes from nature, and often times, my feelings and emotions are what's expressed on canvas and paper.

I've learned that I cannot paint for others, first. I have to paint with my heart and my vision. That’s when I capture and celebrate my beautiful Ojibwe heritage.”

—Kent Estey

For more information about Kent Estey’s work. 

For more information about Art Leap.

Our Lake Lodge
Fall Reading Retreat
October 25 to 27

Our annual fall Reading Retreat will be October 25 to 27 at Our Lake Lodge, about 8 miles north of Park Rapids. The theme will be “The Circle of Life.” Our books will be The Line Tender, Late Migrations, and Prodigal Summer. We’ll be exploring the connections between the natural and human worlds—as well as relaxing and enjoying great conversation and food. Call (218-237-2665), email (, or stop by the store for registration materials.

A limited number of spots are still available. If you’re interested in coming, don’t delay registering.

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Fall hours

As we move into fall, our hours will change slightly to:

Sunday: 10:30 to 4:00
Monday: Friday, 8:30 to 5:30
Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00

This will take effect on Labor Day, September 2.


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End of Season Sale!
August 30 to September 2

It’s time to make way for fall books and merchandise! We have select games, apparel, toys, greeting cards, and hardcover books heavily discounted. Stop in to grab some great bargains!


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August Bestsellers

Book covers are linked to our online store, where you’ll find a description of each book.

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This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, seen here signing his book in Beagle and Wolf Books.
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Murder on the Red River
Marcie Rendon


Girl Gone Missing


Please, Baby, Please
Spike Lee


Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster
Mike Wohnoutka


Sold on a Monday
Kristina McMorris

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*The Life We Bury
Allen Eskens


Gunflint Burning
Cary Griffith


Randy Meyers


*The Shadows We Hide
Allen Eskens


Chronicles of a Radical Hag
Lorna Landvik

*Signed copies available in the store


New releases


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September 3

My Jasper June
Laurel Snyder

See Sally's review



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September 24

The Dutch House
Ann Patchett

See Sally's review


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Midwest Connection Picks


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This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger

​A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace

William Kent Krueger signed copies at Beagle and Wolf on August 29!


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The Reckless Oath We Made
Bryn Greenwood

A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and her unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.


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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
Celia C. Pérez

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.



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My Footprints
Bao Phi, Illustrated by Basia Tran

A story about finding inner courage, embracing differences, and celebrating an LGBTQ family from the award-winning author of A Different Pond, a Caldecott Honor book.


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