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Dear Educators,

As the daughter of school teachers, I learned early the value of finding the most interesting books on subjects that intrigued me. My parents are great readers, and passed that love of books on to me. We select our books carefully! One of our favorite missions is to help schools stock their libraries with informative, sensitive, honest and appropriate books on Indigenous American subjects. History, fiction, memoir, language, poetry, children's and young adult's books—we have them and would love to share.

Please get in touch with us. We're always learning, and look forward to helping you meet your educational needs!

Best wishes from me and all of us at Birchbark Books,


Five excellent reasons to order from Birchbark Books:

  • Our knowledgeable and friendly staff has extensive experience selecting appropriate books to fulfill academic standards pertaining to Indigenous American history and authors for all grade levels. We also have a wonderful selection of non-Indigenous titles that teachers and students will love.
  • We are a vendor for many school districts, simplifying the ordering process.
  • We gladly accept purchase orders and offer a 10% discount on orders over $500.
  • Because teachers often use personal funds to purchase books for their classrooms, we offer a teacher discount of 10% for in-store purchases of $100 or more (educational materials only).
  • We can order many books beyond our regular online and in-store stock.

Browse our online shop to view our available titles. We are happy to order additional titles not found on our site. Before placing your order, we strongly suggest that you first talk to our education specialist, Nadine. She will help you find the books you need and provide details about purchase orders, tax-exemption, shipping, etc and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Better yet, visit the store and have us personally show you some of the many titles we offer.

Please review our School Orders FAQ for information about in-store purchases and order deadlines.

Call us at 612-374-4023 or contact us to get started.

Miigwech! Thank you for supporting independent bookstores!