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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


Makoons (Birchbark House)

Now Available! Book 5 in the beloved Birchbark House series. Named for the Ojibwe word for little bear, Makoons and his twin, Chickadee, have traveled with their family to the Great Plains of Dakota Territory. There they must learn to become buffalo hunters and once again help their people make a home in a new land. But Makoons has had a vision that foretells great challenges—challenges that his family may not be able to overcome. Signed by Louise.


LaRose: A Novel

Now Available! In this literary masterwork, Louise wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in indigenous culture. Signed by Louise.

The glowing reviews are rolling in. Find a full list of links to reviews, videos, interviews and more on the LaRose Media and Reviews page.

Featured Books

Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
by Gerald Vizenor
Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
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by Denise Low
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Masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods.

Part antelope and part rabbit, Jack's social life includes encounters with Roswell aliens, Jayhawks, and Chupacabra (Goat Sucker). Bawdy humor is Jackalope's lifeblood, so join Jack as he (or sometimes she) savors urban legends and juniper-based martinis.

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Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, October 12th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

The Birchbark Books Reading Series is pleased to present Jim BettendorfLeslie Matton-FlynnVenessa Fuentes, and Linda Legarde Grover. Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series features new, emerging, and established writers quarterly September through May. View the series flyer for details about the writers and the event. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend!

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