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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

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate
by Naomi Klein
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate
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Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf : A Memoir
by Raymond C. Kaquatosh
Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf : A Memoir
  • Price: $22.95    (Hardcover)
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Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its time. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

In this rare first-person narrative of a Menominee Indian’s coming of age, Raymond Kaquatosh shares a story that is wise and irreverent, often funny, and in the end, deeply moving.

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News and Events

James Lenfestey - Seeking the Cave

Monday, September 22nd @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church

Literary Witnesses presents an evening with teacher, journalist, and poet James Lenfestey in celebration of his lyrical and lively new memoir, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain. Published by Milkweed Editions, Seeking the Cave details Lenfestey’s 30-year love affair with the ancient Chinese poet Han-shan (Cold Mountain) culminating in a journey across China to find the legendary Cold Mountain cave. Robert Bly, Gary Snyder, and Jane Hirshfield are among those praising the book. Reading with book signing to follow. Birchbark Books will be there!

Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, September 24th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (next to Birchbark Books)

The Birchbark Books Reading Series kicks off a fresh season with Minnesota writers Satish P. Jayaraj, Sherrie Fernandez-WilliamsSherry Quan Lee, and Eric Hove. Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series features new, emerging, and established writers. View the series flyer for details about the authors and the event. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend!

Native American Day Celebration

Saturday, September 27th @ 10am-2pm
Midtown Farmers Market
Lake St E & 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Save the date! The 10th Annual Native American Day Celebration will feature a health and resource fair, children's activities, cultural activities, a 5k walk/run, exhibition dancing and more! Author Cheryl Minnema (Hungry Johnny) will be signing books from 11am-Noon. Author Heid E. Erdrich (Original Local) will be signing books from Noon-1pm. Birchbark Books will be selling books from 10am-1pm.

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