A Note from Louise

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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.

New from Louise Erdrich. Signed by the author.

The Round House

The Round House

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.

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors

A new edition from Harper Perennial of Louise Erdrich's enchanting memoir. Featuring cover art by Aza Erdrich.

Featured Books

Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
by Eiteljorg Museum
Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
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Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories: Truths, Half-Truths & Outright Lies
by Adam Fortunate Eagle
Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories: Truths, Half-Truths & Outright Lies
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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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Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Saturday, May 10th @ Noon-1pm
Birchbark Books & beARTrageous

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.)

Joseph Boyden - The Orenda

Tuesday, May 20th @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway

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!

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