July 2019

January 19, 2021

All the calendars in our store
are now 25% off!
Time.... err, flies? It's a new year, and we've got the 2021 calendars to prove it. Best of all, they're now 25% off. Book an appointment to browse the selection or give us a call to find what you're looking for.

This offer does not apply to special orders. Only calendars currently in our store are discounted. Offer good while supplies last.

Please note that these discounts are not reflected on our website. Adjustments will be made before your order is completed.

Join us for great virtual book events
Meet fascinating authors in the comfort of your own home.

New year, new books. Discover your first favorite read of the year with our book clubs and author readings.

Next Chapter Book Club discusses The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste--Sunday, January 31, 2021,
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time, and more, The Shadow King is an “unforgettable epic from an immensely talented author who’s unafraid to take risks” (Michael Schaub, NPR).

Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.

Outside the Margins: The Speculative Fiction Book Club discusses Yellow Jessamine, by Caitlin Starling--Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In Yellow Jessamine, shipping magnate Evelyn Perdanu controls the dying city of Delphinium with trade deals and secrets. But when mysterious sickness sparks death and obsession, all leading back to her, Evelyn's brittle existence is strained to breaking. She retreats to her estate, amidst paranoia and poisonous secrets, intent on rooting out this plague before it destroys everything she has built.

Brett Biebel discusses 48 Blitz--Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:00pm

Set along the 455 Nebraska miles of Interstate 80, the 48 stories in Brett Biebel's debut collection, 48 Blitz, introduce characters who search for roadkill, play high school football, drink on rooftops, and strive to find purpose amid the cornfields and humidity of the Great Plains. Whether it's the politician on a bowling alley tour, the local loudmouth, or the Husker diehard slated for execution, the people who make up this collection struggle with the legacy of the American frontier, its sometimes empty promises, and often stubborn beauty. By turns experimental and character-driven, 48 Blitz goes inside the heads of characters not often seen in literary fiction, inviting readers to immerse themselves within, rather than fly over, the wide-open Midwestern prairie.

Patrick Cabello Hansel talks about his new book of poetry, Quitting Time--Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00pm

Quitting Time is an homage to the author's father, who lived and loved through the trials and triumphs of the 20th century. He grew up in a German-speaking family in North Dakota and went to kindergarten in 1917, when the U.S. was at war with Germany, and children were hit when they spoke "the enemy's language". He lived through the Dust Bowl, the Depression, homelessness and six years in the Army, where his German was helpful to his country in WW II and the occupation.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Phillip Schultz says about Quitting Time
"These new poems by Patrick Cabello Hansel are all really one poem, a sequence that is at its heart a great tribute of a son’s love for his father unlike any I’ve read before. War, the Great Depression, homelessness, the hazards of farming, hair cutting and day work, this is the essential American immigrant story, a story of strife and rage and glory. “the eyes of the dead…will open like broken wings” — “And the earth remembers”. Yes, and so do poets, remember and seek “Justice, mercy, bread.” Just we all need now, Justice, mercy and bread. Amen."

Heidi Barr & Ellie Roscher present 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life with guest Yi Shun Lai author of Pin Ups--Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

In a culture that says bigger is better, it is subversive work to take tiny, lasting steps toward learning and growth.
In 12 Tiny Things Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr journey with us through twelve essential areas of life: space, work, spirituality, food, style, nature, communication, home, sensuality, creativity, learning, and community. In each of these areas, we are invited to take one tiny action that is sure to open up growth and renewal.
12 Tiny Things guides us in curating a spiritual practice that promotes a more reflective, rooted, and intentional life. Regardless of how the ground feels underneath your feet, trust that there are roots there to tend. By trying on one tiny thing at a time, you can slowly, deliberately, and playfully remember who you are. You can nourish that being with tenderness. Together, we will reach and grow toward the sun.


When Yi Shun Lai was old enough, her mother bought her a subscription to ‘Teen magazine, in the hopes that she’d shed her tomboy skin to reveal a polished young lady. But Lai cut out all the wrong articles—girls on BMX bikes, girls on the gridiron, girls on the ski slopes and in the ocean—and these women became her role models. Pin Ups is the story of Lai’s quest to join these women in their ranks.

Laura Munson discusses Willa's Grove--Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 7:00pm
Three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although leading entirely different lives, each has found herself at a similar, jarring crossroads. Right when these women thought they'd be comfortably settling into middle age, their carefully curated futures have turned out to be dead ends.
The sender of the invitation is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as Willa mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what?
Struggling to find the answer alone, fiercely independent Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt-and that's where the idea sparks. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa's Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.

Stock up on kids books!
They're 25% off!
Looking to keep the littlest readers in your home occupied? For the next month, all our board books and picture books are 25% off. Book an appointment to browse the selection or give us a call to find what you're looking for.

This offer does not apply to special orders. Only calendars currently in our store are discounted. Offer good through February 15, 2021.

Please note that these discounts are not reflected on our website. Adjustments will be made before your order is completed.
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