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Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, April 28. All day.
Birchbark Books & ARTrageous Adventures

Please join Birchbark Books for a full day of giveaways, author appearances, dancing, refreshments, and more. Author Kelly Barnhill will be here. The Ramsey's Braggarts Morris Men will dance. Special activities for kids at ARTrageous Adventures. Pick up the free Twin Cities IBD Passport and the new Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap for your chance to win great prizes when you visit other stores. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Find the schedule of events and all the details on our Independent Bookstore Day webpage.

Michael Ondaatje in Conversation with Louise Erdrich

Monday, May 21 @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Mpls

Join us as we welcome the internationally acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) to present his latest work, Warlight: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II. Ondaatje will be in conversation with Louise Erdrich, with a reception and book signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Birchbark Books, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and Literary Witnesses. Warlight will be available for purchase at the event. Free and open to the public. Not to be missed!

Tommy Orange: There There

Wednesday, June 27 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls

Join us for an evening with Tommy Orange in celebration of his first novel, There There. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. Louise Erdrich says, “Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American Fiction. There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.” We haven't seen this much buzz about a debut novel is some time. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Book signing to follow the reading. Free and open to the public.