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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 only.
Give us a call at 612-374-4023.

All online sales will be shipped.
Phone sales may be shipped or picked up curbside.

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 to inquire about titles not listed online.

We can special order most any book we don't have in stock.

All titles by Louise Erdrich are signed by the author!

Birchbark Native Arts

Birchbark Native Arts

Visit our sister site,, 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!

Featured Books

The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
The Birchbark House
  • Price: $6.99    (Paperback)
  • Qty: Shopping Basket
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
  • Price: $34.95    (Hardcover)
  • Qty: Shopping Basket

Back in stock! Beloved by children young and old, this is the story of young Omakayas, living with her family on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. The first book in the Birchbark House series. Signed by Louise!

Signed by the Sioux Chef! This culinary sensation is a rich introduction to modern Indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

Digital Gift Cards

Show someone you care with the gift of books! Birchbark Books digital gift cards are a wonderful way to support us during these challenging times. Good for any purchase at

Digital Audiobooks

Birchbark Books is now offering digital audiobooks through our partner Listen to audio versions of your favorite books on your phone, laptop, or other digital device. Check out our audiobooks page for details or jump right in and start listening to novels by Louise Erdrich, many of which are narrated by Louise herself!

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2115 West 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 374-4023

Open 10am to 6pm daily
for online and phone sales only.

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News and Events

Sound Like Trapped Thunder with Jessica Lind Peterson

Friday, May 21st @ 7pm Central
(8pm Eastern, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific)
Join the event on Facebook

Birchbark Books will host Jessica Lind Peterson for a reading and discussion of her debut lyric essay collection, Sound Like Trapped Thunder, from Seneca Review Books. Angela Pelster will join Jessica in conversation, with an audience Q&A to follow. This event will take place on Facebook, and we hope to see you there!

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!

Now available in paperback!
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