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Shop Local: Find Waldo Here!
Find Waldo in Park Rapids!

Iconic Children’s Book Character Continues to Create Summertime Fun

to Support the Shop Local Movement

Waldo walkingWhere’s Waldo? In Park Rapids, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting seventeen locations throughout our community this July. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Park Rapids!” stamp card, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. To make things a little more challenging, there will be one slightly different Waldo hiding in Beagle and Wolf Books. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twelve or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia.

Once again, in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, Candlewick Press is teaming up with hundreds of independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun designed to encourage residents to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.

Drawing for the Grand Prize will be at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery at 3:30 on July 31.

For more information about hunting for Waldo in Park Rapids,
call Beagle and Wolf Books at 218-237-2665.

Indie Introduce

Twice a year, panelists of booksellers select 10 debut books for adults and 10 for adults. These are deemed to be the best of new books coming out. Past Indies Introduce lists have included such outstanding books as Educated and Late Migrations, so we’d agree that the books are good! Here are pictures of our Indies Introduce display. Books from the current lists as well as past picks are included, and more books will be added as they are released. Take a peek when you’re in!

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June Bestsellers

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

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Unsettled Ground
Claire Fuller


Days Like Smoke
Jon Hassler


John Enger


The Narrowboat Summer
Anne Youngson


Oh William!
Elizabeth Strout

  It’s Murder, Dontcha Know
Jeanne Cooney
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Hidden Room
William Durbin


Swimming Back to Trout River
Linda Rui Feng


Good Eggs
Rebecca Hardiman


Girl Gone Missing
Marcie Rendon


Cougar Claw
Cary Griffith


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Kathleen Rooney

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Bright Precious Thing
Gail Caldwell


Black and Blue
Frank Weber


Kathleen Novak


The Land
Thomas Maltman


Walking the Old Road
Staci Drouillard


Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens


Paws for Poetry

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Recently, we got in a book titled Love Poems in Quarantine and I admit, when I saw the word “quarantine,” my initial reaction was rejection. Quarantine is among a handful of words that I’m so tired of (aren’t we all) hearing/reading. But then, an image on the cover caught my attention - a bird outline drawn on top of a photograph. And then, I saw the author’s name—Sarah Ruhl—OH. All right, fine, I’ll read something with “quarantine” in the title, even if it means reading more about the pandemic, if it’s written by Sarah Ruhl. I’m a big fan of Ruhl’s memoir, book coverSmile: The Story of a Face and admittedly, I’m in awe that she is primarily a playwright. (If the name Sarah Ruhl still isn’t ringing a bell, you may be familiar with Letters From Maxwhich she co-wrote with her student, Max Ritvo.) Ruhl’s latest publication is well worth the read. As a Minnesotan, I most connected with her pieces about the murder of George Floyd and race relations. In particular, I liked the poem titled White backup singers, June 1. It’s a poem in which a white woman offers to be a backup singer, if and only if she is wanted (and alternatively to be quiet if that is what is preferred.) Many of the poems in this collection are, as the title of the book promises, love poems. The author acknowledges these are written for her husband. In the very first poem of the collection, book coverWhat are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine? the author managed to find beauty, metaphor, and romance in a poem about folding bed sheets. Seventy percent of the collection is the third section titled Haiku, tanka, and senryu in quarantine which are of course, very short poems written in form. I encourage readers to read this entire section in one sitting as one long poem. However, no matter how you read this collection, enjoy!

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