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.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate
Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf : A Memoir
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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A rare chance to see acclaimed poet, recording artist, actor and activist John Trudell perform. Trudell, along with Native singer Quiltman, will be opening for Minneapolis band The Pines, one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Watch a video of Trudell with The Pines. Check out his poetry. Buy tickets.
Minnesota author Lori Evert, photographer Per Breiehagen, and the rosy-cheeked adventurer Anja will be at Birchbark Books signing copies of The Christmas Wish. This charming picture and story book features the kind and brave Anja as she befriends reindeer and travels by ski and polar bear to meet a very special someone near the North Pole. The book was hard to find last Christmas, as it sold out quickly. This year, you can meet the whole team behind this instant holiday classic. The kids will love Anja! Be sure to stop by our neighbors, beARTrageous studio, during this event and create a reARTcycled holiday gnome or decorate a card inspired by this delightful holiday book to give to family or friends. Be brave. Be kind. Believe! More info about the book and event here.