We hope you'll think of  Indies First  while you're out shopping on  Small Business Saturday , because we're celebrating with all sorts of special fun!
MEET THE AUTHOR
How can you make a book more special? Come meet the author and have your book signed!
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 pm
Cheryl Minnema, JOHNNY'S PHEASANT - Launch Party!
Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm
Kiersten White, THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION.
Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30 pm
Debbie Reese, AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 pm
Hena Khan, MORE TO THE STORY.
Club Book | Lara Prescott
Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM | Saint Paul Public Library – Saint Anthony Park: 2245 Como Avenue, Saint Paul
Join us for another Club Book event—this time with author Lara Prescott . Prescott’s highly anticipated literary debut,  The Secrets We Kept , premieres September 3. It tells the true story behind the writing and incendiary publication of the Cold War era novel  Doctor Zhivago
PICTURE BOOK
The Hundred-Year Barn
By Patricia MacLachlan, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)

Exquisite illustrations by Kenard Pak bring to life this story of a barn built one hundred years ago in August, 1919 on the North Dakota Prairie. Written by celebrated author Patricia MacLachlan, readers follow the story through the eyes of a five-year-old boy. It speaks of community, hard work made light by many hands, celebration that the barn is built, gratitude for those who came together to build a barn for just one family. The years pass and the barn serves many purposes through the years, not only as a place to shelter animals, but also as a community gathering place. This is a beautiful, sweet story about legacy, putting down roots, and tending to the things that matter to us.  — Susan (RBB Staff)
MIDDLE GRADE
All the Impossible Things
By Lindsay Lackey

Red is waiting for her mom to get out of prison so they can be together again, but in the meantime, she's found a new home with the Grooves, who run a petting zoo. As she faces the realities of her mother's situation, Red must also figure out how to control her wind powers, which respond to her emotions. Beautiful story of love and family and the deep things that connect us to one another. — Joan (RBB Staff)
YOUNG ADULT
The Liar's Daughter
By Megan Cooley Peterson

I think the less we talk about this the better. I loved not knowing what was really going on. As Piper goes along learning more about herself, so do we. Growing up in a doomsday cult has Piper preparing for the end of the world. She holds her father in such esteem, he can do no wrong. Unfortunately, as always happens, things go terribly wrong—he is not the man she thought he was. But Piper has been so brainwashed, it takes a long time for her to realize what is really going on. I think both young adults and adults would enjoy this story.   — Julie (RBB Staff)
ADULT
Suicide Woods
By Benjamin Percy

This creepy, atmospheric collection of short stories is the perfect seasonal read for the dark days of November. Each story is different from the next, the thrills coming one after the other in different horrifying forms. The writing is sharp and clear and there's just enough hope for humanity running through it we wanted to include it in our newsletter. — Angela (RBB Staff)
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Bookshop in a Box | RBB Monthly Book Subscription
Share the love of reading with the children and teens in your life with  Bookshop in a Box ! Every month we hand-select and send books (sometimes signed ones!) to the lucky readers on your list. We tailor book selection based on child’s age, reading level, and interests. A great holiday gift!
Get to Know a Bookseller | Holly
Owner | At RBB since 2011
1.) What do you do when you're not bookselling?
I love sweating in yoga classes, eating good food with good friends and family, going out to hear live music.

2.) What did you want to be when you were growing up? 
As one of my friends who I grew up with recently said, "Holly, you wanted to own a bookstore since age 15!" 

3.) Did you play a sport in school?
No sports, bur dance was my thing until my mid 20s—both Modern Dance and Flamenco. 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!

We'll have the downstairs party room open in the afternoon every Wednesday of the month with chairs, wi-fi, and a tea kettle. Come write with us!
November 6, 13, & 20 | 3:00-7:30pm
November 27 | 3:00-5:30 pm
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