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January 2020

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Happy New Year!

Our holiday wish to you is lots of terrific new books, with ample time to read them and congenial friends to discuss them!

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Our Hours Are Changing

Beginning January 5, our business hours will change slightly on Sunday. The rest of the schedule will remain the same.

Sunday, 11:00 to 3:00
Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5:30
Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00

As always, you can shop 24/7 at

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Inventory Day

We’ll be taking inventory on January 12, starting at 9:00 in the morning, and we’re looking for a few volunteers to help us. We’ll provide lunch, give you the staff discount that day, and get out the scanners! We have fun while we count—if you’d like to join us, let Jen or Sally know ( or ). Obsessive people particularly welcome! We’ll work until 2:00.

And yes, the store will be open for business that day.

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Night In/Morning In
Saturday, February 8 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 AM


Due to the approaching snowstorm,  we have rescheduled Night In to February 8. Morning In will be February 9. Please contact us to confirm or cancel your existing reservation: 218-237-2665 or  We anticipate additional openings for each session.

To avoid overcrowding, we ask that you make reservations (no charge.) Ask your friends and book club members to come, too!

Night In/Morning In will have everything you love about the event:

Recommendations of great books! 
The company of other booklovers!
Goody bags filled with bookish swag!

On February 8, we’ll close the store at 4:00 to set up for Night In, and re-open at 6:00.


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Current Events Book Group
January 22, 5:00

The Current Events Book Group co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Beagle and Wolf is starting up again!

The first meeting will be January 22, 5:00 pm, at Beagle and Wolf. All interested people—men as well as women—are welcome.

At the first meeting we'll selet future meeting dates and time, as well as discuss First, They Erased Our Name:
A Rohingya Speaks
by Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel, and Andrea Reece.

google podcast logoInterested in book-related pod casts?

Our friends at BookWomen magazine recently published an article about book related podcasts. They’ve given us their permission to share the following list:

Online addresses for podcasts and related websites

Fully Booked
Kirkus Reviews
Professional Book Nerds
Just the Right Book!
Bookreporter Talks To…
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Compiled by Ellen McGrath, BookWomen magazine, December 2019, used with permission.

Jen shares her favorite podcasts as well:

Modern Mrs Darcy, What Should I Read Next?
Modern Mrs Darcy, One Great Book

Do you have others to add to the list?

December Bestsellers

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

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If You Lived Here, You’d be Home by Now
Christopher Ingraham

Nathan Jorgenson


Nothing More Dangerous
Allen Eskens

  The Day the World Came to Town
Jim DeFede

Twenty-ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra, Alex Messenger


Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas
Workman Publishing

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This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger
  An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good,
Helene Tursten
  American Sunrise: Poems
Joy Harjo
  Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout

The Life We Bury
Allen Eskens


Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens

2019 Bestsellers

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This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger

The Life We Bury
Allen Eskens

  The Girl in Building C
Mary Krugerud
  Sold on a Monday, Kristin McMorris   Chronicles of a Radical Hag
Lorna Landvik
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Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens

  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris
  Desolation Mountain
William Kent Krueger
  All the Wild Hungers
Karen Babine
  Gunflint Burning
Cary Griffith

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Midwest Connection Picks


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Once More to the Rodeo: A Memoir
Calvin Hennick

Five years into fatherhood, Calvin Hennick is plagued by self-doubt and full of questions. As a white man, what can he possibly teach his biracial son about how to live as a black man in America? And what does it even mean to be a man today? ​ In this unforgettable debut memoir, Calvin takes his young son on the road, traveling from Boston across the country to his hometown in Iowa, seeking answers. He holds a mirror up to both himself and modern America, in an urgent and timely story that all parents, and indeed all Americans, need to read.


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Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.


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The Gimmicks
Chris McCormick

Set in the waning years of the Cold War, a stunning debut novel about a trio of young Armenians that moves from the Soviet Union, across Europe, to Southern California, and at its center, one of the most tragic cataclysms in twentieth-century history—the Armenian Genocide—whose traumatic reverberations will have unexpected consequences on all three lives.



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The Heap
Sean Adams

Blending the piercing humor of Alexandra Kleeman and the jagged satire of Black Mirror, an audacious, eerily prescient debut novel that chronicles the rise and fall of a massive high-rise housing complex, and the lives it affected before—and after—its demise.


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