A Note from Louise

Boozhoo! Welcome.

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.

Coronavirus Update

We are open for online and phone sales.
All online sales will be shipped.
Phone sales may be shipped or picked up curbside.

No-contact curbside pickup: We have received notice from the State of Minnesota that we are able to offer no-contact curbside pickup. We are being very careful. Only one staff member, wearing gloves, chooses and packages the books. Your order will be placed on a table outside our front door for you to pick up. There is no hand off, you just carry your books away to a safe and healthy reading place! Call us at 612-374-4023 for details and to place your order.

Our website features wonderful books by and about Native Americans as well as various staff picks. In addition, we have a full range of books of interest to all readers available at the store. Please call us at 612-374-4023 to inquire about titles not listed online. We are also able to special order most any book we don't have in stock.

Check out the latest book recommendations from our literary canines!

All titles by Louise Erdrich purchased from Birchbark Books are signed by the author, including her latest, The Night Watchman.

Our first priority is to keep customers and staff safe while also providing books to people who are staying home or limiting social contact. The situation is fluid and changing rapidly, so please check here often for updates.

Heartfelt thanks to our incredible community of book lovers and to all those who continue to support independent bookstores!

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

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)
  • Qty: Shopping Basket

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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Minneapolis, MN 55405
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The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

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. Signed by Louise!

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