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Paper Bag Princess Day
March 5, 10:00

Join us in celebrating The Paper Bag Princess!

Unfamiliar with The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch? When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is he worth all that trouble?

Jen will do a live reading of the book in-store on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00.

Paper crowns provided.

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Winter's Children
April 2, 2:00 to 4:00

Winter’s Children author Ryan Rodgers will be in Park Rapids for an event co-sponsored by Beagle and Wolf Books and the localItascatur Outdoor Activity Club. The event will be at the Soaring Eagle Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails warming house, located at 25467 US HWY 71, 8 miles north of Park Rapids. Join with skiers from all over the area to hear directly from the author, swap stories and history with skiers and history buffs, and have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Winter’s Children. Ryan RodgersThe club will hold a pot-luck with grilled brats/ hotdogs after the presentation.

Questions? Call the store (218-237-2665) and ask for Brita.

See Brita's review of Winter's Children.


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Patrick O'Leary Photography

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April 23, 10:00 to 4:00
Northern Pines Campground

Enjoy a day outside your normal routine with a lively group of readers!

We’ll all read The Fox and I and Pax ahead of time and will explore the theme “Uncommon Friendships” through discussing them.

Our meeting place will be the comfortable Fireside Room at Northern Pines Campground, just north of Park Rapids.

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The registration fee of $50 will cover the venue, lunch, snack, and facilitation. Books and travel will be extra. (If you buy the books, we expect you to buy them from Beagle and Wolf. We’lll give you a 10% discount.)

NOrthern Pines Camp signIf you’re coming from out of town and want to extend your stay, contact the camp directly for lodging information, 218-732-4713 or northernpines@unitelc.som.

To register or for more information, email or call the store, 218.237.2665.

Everyone in attendance must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID.

Our Lake LodgeOne of the Fall Retreats is already full!
October 7 to 9 is available: there's a waiting list for October 14 to 16

Discussion from aboveOur fall retreats are a chance to get away for a relaxing week-end, talking about books with a great group of women, eating food someone else has prepared, all at a leisurely pace. We’ll all read the same three books (titles and theme to come.)

Identical retreats will be held October 7 to 9 and 14 to 16. The second retrreat is full, but we are accepting names for a waiting list. There are still openings for the October 7 to 9 retreat.

Smiling 2021 retreat participants at dinnerTo reserve your place for October 7 to 9, send a check for $50 to:

Beagle and Wolf Books, ATTN Sally, 112 3rd St. W., Park Rapids MN 56470
In the check's memo field, indicate the date you’d like to attend.

Author jigsaw puzzle half workedYou can be added to the October 14 to 16 waiting list without the deposit.

As with all our events this year, it’s all dependent on COVID (and we’ll refund all deposits if we’re forced to cancel.)

Midwest Independent Booksellers Association logoMIBA is hiring!

MIBA (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association) is our regional trade association, and they have two job openings: Program Coordinator and Freelance Catalog Designer.

Click on the links for more information.

February Bestsellers

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Saving Us
Katharine Hayhoe


Westing Game
Ellen Raskin


Days Like Smoke
Jon Hassler


Raft of Stars
Andrew Graff


American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins

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The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles

Madeline Miller


The Seed Keeper
Diane Wilson


The Sentence
Louise Erdrich

  Fox & I
Catherine Raven
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The Eagles of Heart Mountain
Bradford Pearson
  The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Eva Jurczyk
  The Steger Homestead Kitchen
Will Steger
  Maus 1: A Survivors Tale
Art Spiegelman

New Releases

This month we’re featuring audio books which released on February 22.

Fresh in Fiction

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The Paris Apartment
Lucy Foley

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The Swimmers
Julie Otsuka

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  When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East
Quan Barry
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G.R. Macallister

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  Delilah Green Doesn't Care
Ashley Herring Blake
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  The Verifiers
Jane Pek

New in Nonfiction

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  The Founders
Jimmy Soni
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  Off the Edge
Kelly Weill

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  What My Bones Know
Stephanie Foo
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Jackie Higgins

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  In Sensorium
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  The Cryptopians
Laura Shin

Paws for Poetry

book coverMore Salt Than Diamond
Aline Mello 

The title of this collection comes from the poem Self-Portrait:

I am more water than oil, more salt
than diamond, than quartz. When I am alone,
I am a moon longing for collision.

Aline Mello is a poet, a woman, an immigrant, a Brazilian, an American, a grand/daughter, a struggler, and more. None of these descriptors alone is the poet, but neither is she complete without all of these pieces. Her poetry has a way of conveying that which is uniquely her and how that fits into the less unique experience of life as an American (both North and South.)

One of my favorite poems from this collection is titled “Salt Water” and these lines I find especially poignant/telling of the poet:

Squinting in the sunlight, you will wonder
what part ocean, what part sweat, and
what part tears is the salt on your tongue

Read a few complete poems of Aline Mello.

Other works of poetry being released this month:

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Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Warsan Shire


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Customs: Poems
Solmaz Sharif


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Unlock Your Storybook Heart (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale)
Amanda Lovelace and Ladybookmad





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Dream of the Divided Field

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A Man With a Rake
Ted Kooser



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