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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


LaRose: A Novel

Now in Paperback!
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. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart. Signed by Louise.


Makoons (Birchbark House)

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.

Featured Books

Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
by Heid E. Erdrich
Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
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A Rain of Night Birds
by Deena Metzger
A Rain of Night Birds
  • Price: $18.95    (Paperback)
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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!

In clear and elegant prose, Deena Metzger yet again explores the most important issues of our time, in yet another profound and compelling way. A Rain of Night Birds is a beautiful and important novel. --Derrick Jensen

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Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers

Sunday, May 14th @ 2pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

This Mother’s Day, a group of celebrated literary women come together to tackle a topic close to their hearts: Mom. The highly personal yet often universal stories in Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers offer windows into those influential mother-daughter moments that have forever shaped the lives and perspectives of the writers; true tales of startling candor and rich insight revealing hard work and hardship, successes and failures, love and anger—mothers and daughters. Readers will include Susan Power, Sheila O’Connor, and Wang Ping. Hosted by editor Kathryn Kysar. Refreshments will be served and a good time will be had by all!

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