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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.

Birchbark Native Arts

Introducing Birchbark Native Arts

Visit our new online shop featuring the refined work of contemporary Indigenous artists from North America. Find jewelry, art prints, greeting cards, broadsides, and more. We will be expanding our inventory in the coming months, so be sure to check back. Ahéhee', Miigwech, Pidamaya ye, thank you for supporting the Native American artist community!

Visit us at birchbarknativearts.com

Now available for pre-order!

The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

First printing, first edition. Signed by Louise.

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.

Pre-order your signed copy today!

Featured Books

Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice
by Ada Deer
Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice
  • Price: $26.95    (Hardcover)
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An American Sunrise: Poems
by Joy Harjo
An American Sunrise: Poems
  • Price: $25.95    (Hardcover)
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A deeply personal story, written with humor and honesty, this book is a testimony to the ability of one individual to change the course of history through hard work, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to social justice. "A personal hero of mine." ~Louise Erdrich

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. Harjo's poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice.

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The Night Watchman Book Release Celebration with Louise Erdrich

Sunday, March 1st @ 4pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis

Join Birchbark Books and Literary Witnesses for the premiere book release celebration of Louise Erdich's new novel, The Night Watchman. Based on the extraordinary life of Louise's grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to D.C., "The Night Watchman" is gathering praise from early reviewers. Booklist calls it "Erdrich at her radiant best." The book will be released on March 3. Signed first printings are now available for preorder from Birchbark Books and will also be available for purchase at the event. Louise will be signing books after the reading. This event is part of the Literary Witnesses 2020 Reading Series. Free and open to the public. Tell your friends!

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