Shopping cart is empty.

Birchbark Blog

100 Per Cent Friends

Louise Erdrich - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dear Friends,

I remember the ravishing day that we opened the new door between our little bookstore and Kenwood Cafe.  Since that day, we have had a true partnership.  I'd like to thank Catherine and Jeff for cooking special theme meals for our book club, for lending their hearts to causes and showing movies like H2Oil, for caring about writers, supporting art, and for bringing us the puppy dog tail (a gloriously rich cinnamony dough topped with devilish cream-sweet frosting).

A place like the Kenwood Cafe becomes so quickly a given, a community treasure, that everyone loses sight of the fact that its existence is based on dollars.  Kenwood Cafe is closing, probably for good.  We will miss everyone who worked there as friends; we will miss you in a larger sense as a real place in this great big boxy franchised world.

In that light, thank you customers, visitors, patrons.  This year we noticed how many of you chose to buy books from us, or gifts, and to support our always tenuous existence.  Everyone who worked through the holiday season was touched in some way by the decisions you made to support us.   Truly, we felt the love!

We are hoping that your generosity will help us make it through those lean days when there's no latte and not a puppy dog tail to be had next door.

Thanks again, chi miigwech 

We wouldn't be here without you.


Canoe Family

Recent PostsRSS


Rare Books post holiday Minneapolis Interview friends Gary Clement Peak Oil book and dinner club Love Book Review Keepers of the Trees thanks favorite tree Catalyst Anton Treuer The Ojibwe Nemesis peculiar touches of green and gold china Chickadee Fireworks ptsd gratitude Dogs solstice, Thomas King President Obama post holiday reads ependent Alice Munro thank you friends Vic Glover The Farmer's Daughter knowledge Pembina The Birchbark House Philip Roth Brown Dog Small Bookstores as Commons Hillary Clinton More Remarkable Trees Women and Trees twins adventure S.C. Gwynne Kenwood Gardens Louise Gail Caldwell Up Late Again Wolf Hall green pilgrims neighborhood Bill Moyers Journal Our Knowledge Is Not Primitive cafe japan Education Canada gardens The Royal Prussian Library Chitra Divakaruni Native People Empire of the Summer Moon trees State Troopers Aubrey/Maturin Patrick O'Brian Too Loud A Solitude National Book Award Too Much Happiness Poetry favorite book italy Zombies photography Keeping Heart on Pine Ridge Islam north dakota Ojibwemowin Roberto Bolano monkey in a dryer aquifer 2666 Population Tree Houses Wendy Makoons Geniusz how good looking you are Tar Sands Botany The Game of Silence Jim Harrison Kate DiCamillo Anishinabe graphix H2Oil Ha Jin Emily Johnson anniversary Light in August health care reform Unnatural Disasters Green Team Let's Take the Long Way Home plants france British Navy Anishinabemowin bill mckibben The Blue Sky Nero sweden Magers and Quinn Stephen Salisbury Birchbark Books germany birchbark house series Mankato Powwow incarnation customers Easter Island School Gardens spring ireland Makoons Hilary Mantel Video The Transition Handbook Gryphon Press euphoria buffalo local economy William Trevor Czech Writer Michael Jackson joy The Porcupine Year Collective Denial Minnesota Remarkable Trees The Resilient Gardener Peak Water Native Arts NACDI:All My Relations Bohumil Hrabal fresh water Alan Weisman Milkweed Press Climate Change favorite dog Bleak House support Keystone XL leaves and snow Crushing Books Victory Gardens World on the Edge Ice cafe closing Dartmouth Beth Dooley The Wealth of Nature tree books language revitalization E.L. Doctorow Ojibwe coyote Kabul This Green World Afghanistan city of books show your love mississippi boarding school the most romantic city in the world Mohamed's Ghosts devoted customers Greenland Aza Wastepaper