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Mask up, Minnesota!STAY SAFE MN August 2020

Beagle and Wolf Books sign: Welcome! Masks Required. No Whining! :) Sanitize hands. Limit of 10 people in the store. Social distance. No reshelving (*We'll do it for you!)Jen and Sally wearing Cat in the Hat masks


We respect masks!

Governor Walz has ordered that all people inside retail businesses in Minnesota must wear a mask, effective July 25. What effect will this have on Beagle and Wolf? Absolutely none! We’ve been requiring masks since we reopened to the public on May 20. We appreciate your help as we work to keep our customers and our staff safe! We continue to offer curbside service, free delivery in Park Rapids, online ordering, and mail delivery, as well as in-store shopping.


Independent Bookstore Day is August 29

More than mere stores, independent bookstores are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets, algorithms, and digital downloads, bookstores are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. And they are at your service.

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Oops, this year it was postponed to August 29! It will be different from previous years, and we’re still finalizing our plans. Watch our Facebook page for details, and plan to join us!

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Sally and Jen wearing 2019 Independent Bookstore t-shirts
Sally and Jen at Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Rock Bottom Remainders album Hard Listening

Are you familiar with Rock Bottom Remainders?

Rock Bottom Remainders is a band made up of several of your favorite authors, including Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Amy Tan. Critics have said “they have one of the world’s highest ratios of noise to talent,” but that hasn’t stopped the group from releasing their first music video, in support of independent bookstores. You can hear it here.

July Bestsellers

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

Some book titles are linked to Beagle and Wolf reviews.*


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*This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger


*The Library Book
Susan Orlean

  Too Much and Never Enough
Mary Trump

*The Island of Sea Women
Lisa See

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White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
Robin DiAngelo
  The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Anissa Gray   The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton

*Virgil Wander
Leif Enger

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How to be an Anti-Racist
Ibram X. Kendi
  In West Mills
De’Shawn Charles Winslow
  Birds of Minnesota Field Guide
Stan Tekiela
  *Once Upon a River
Diane Setterfield
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The Overstory
Richard Powers
  The Secret History
Donna Tartt
  The River
Peter Heller
  *Evidence of V
Sheila O’Connor

Megan opening a box of books

New releases

Most days, we receive books at the store and opening the boxes is a little like Christmas, especially when they contain new releases! Here are some of the books we’re looking forward to this month...
links to Beagle and Wolf's reviews of the books.

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The Long Call
Ann Cleves

Released in paperback July 28

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The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern

Paperback release date August 4

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Charlotte McConaghy

Hardcover release date August 4

Here’s a link to an interview with Charlotte McConaghy


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Peter Geye

Hardcover release date August 18

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The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls
Ursula Hegi

Hardcover release date August 18


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Vesper Flights
Helen McDonald

Hardcover releases August 25

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The Exiles
Christina Baker Kline

Hardcover release date August 25



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