Where's Waldo? Hiding in businesses all over Grand Avenue! Beginning July 1st , pick up your Waldo passport at any participating business and start collecting stamps to win prizes !
Friday, July 6, 6:30 pm
Richelle Mead, THE EMERALD SEA author signing event.   Details here
Saturday, July 7, 5:30 pm
Patricia Sutton, CAPSIZED! launch party. Details here
Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm
"See You Tomorrow, Samurai" summer book club - 2nd meeting.   Details here
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 am
Picture book read-aloud summer book club. Details here
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing

There seem to be lots of books out about mindfulness and relaxation for kids these days. I picked this one up because, as a new yoga student, I was curious what it had to say about breathing. I loved it because it actually has readers doing the breathing in just the right way, page by page. It's simple enough for a two-year-old and yet still useful for any age beyond. Bright illustrations accompany examples of when a person might want to practice mindful breathing. Light and fun and yet oh-so-helpful.  — Susan (RBB Staff)
My Family Divided

An absolutely necessary read. When Diane Guerrero was just fourteen, her parents were deported, leaving her (an American citizen by birth) alone in an empty house. Her struggles to move forward from there are heartbreaking, and true of more families in the United States than any of us would like to imagine. This book puts a face on the ongoing conversation around undocumented immigrants--and shows us the true tragedies created by our policies. Read this book, cry with young Diane, and be inspired to get involved in changing the way we talk about immigration.   — Lily (RBB Staff)
Summer of Salt
By Katrina Leno

This is a novel best read beside an open window, with the breeze--preferably smelling of the ocean--blowing through your hair. Georgina has been waiting for her own manifestation of the quiet magic that runs through her family, but she's running out of time. Meanwhile, she's worried about her twin sister, their upcoming departure for college, and the financial future of the small island that she loves--and that is all she's ever known. When the mysterious and possibly-magical bird beloved by the community fails to show up on schedule, things take a turn. Part fantasy, part mystery, and part small-town story, this book is all lovely. Very atmospheric and perfect for fans of Bone Gap   — Lily (RBB Staff)
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MIBA Roadmap
Introducing the Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap! Make some extra time to visit independent bookstores in the Midwest region with this handy (and adorable!) map designed by the Twin Cities's own Kevin Cannon. Post pictures of yourself at any and all of the 150 bookstores on the map and you'll also get entered in a monthly give-away and a grand prize raffle. Come pick up your free map and get started! Learn more here .
Get to Know a Bookseller in Three Questions! | Cindy
1. What do you do when you're not bookselling? 
Biking (St. Paul is soooo bikeable!), cooking, gardening, and hanging out with my three kids. 

2. What's your favorite (or funniest) piece of clothing?  
Bright pink pants. They just might make an appearance at storytime one of these days... 

3. Which three characters would you want to have dinner with?
Mo Willems's Pigeon, Duckling, and Elephant.
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