Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Our books are lovingly chosen. Our store is tended with care.
Riveting and suspenseful. At once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. Winner of the National Book Award.
A new edition from Harper Perennial of Louise Erdrich's enchanting memoir. Featuring cover art by Aza Erdrich.
Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories: Truths, Half-Truths & Outright Lies
Documents the strength, drama, determination, and humor of contemporary Native art and the artists who create it. Featuring Minnesota resident Julie Buffalohead.
Characterizing his style as “Fortunate Eagle meets Mark Twain, Indian style,” the author relates the traditions, joys, and frustrations of his own Native American experience in tones ranging from “gut-busting laughter to pissed-off anger.”
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Mon to Sun: 10am-6pm
Join us for a reading from Plant a Pocket of Prairie -- another wonderful children's nature book collaboration from author Phyllis Root and illustrator Betsy Bowen. Meet the authors then join in the fun at beARTrageous: Plant a sunflower and paint a terracotta pot for mom, or get your face painted! (The reading is free, small fee for kids activities.)
Named the 2014 One Novel to Change Our Nation for Canada Reads, Joseph Boyden's new novel, The Orenda (coming to the U.S. in May), is stirring conversations and inspiring accolades. Joseph's previous novels, Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce, are perennial favorites at Birchbark Books. Don't miss the chance to see this talented author give a very special reading, with book signing to follow. Free!