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.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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.
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.
Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
Stories for a Lost Child
These deeply eco-poetic poems extend beyond the page, speaking to the keen human yearning to connect as they urge engagement of the image, the moment, the sensual, and the real. Signed by the author. Now available!
"A wild journey of the imagination that skyrockets the reader through time, space, and history." —Susan Power.
"Meland's prose is a magic potion for a dysfunctional world." — Thomas King.
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Open Daily 10am-6pm
Birchbark Books is pleased to host an evening with poet, novelist, and
essayist Deena Metgzer. Deena will be reading from and discussing her
new novel A Rain of Night Birds, which has been called "a
momentous and needed confrontation between indigenous knowledge and the
modern scientific mind." Deena Metzger is a radical thinker on behalf of
the natural world and planetary survival, a teacher of writing and
healing practices for 50 years, and a writer and activist profoundly
concerned with peacemaking, restoration and sanctuary for a beleaguered
world. Her work examines the tragic failure of contemporary culture and
provides guidance for personal, political, environmental and spiritual
healing. Reception and book signing to follow the reading.