Events

Keep up to date with our latest events and meet local authors!
The Village Bookstore holds frequent events including First Fridays, Author signings, and activities. This page will show you our latest and upcoming events, so make sure to mark your calendar 

AUTHOR RICK SHEFCHIK SIGNING: Everybody’s Heard About The Bird- Sunday, December 13, 2015- 12:00–2:00pm

AUTHOR RICK SHEFCHIK SIGNING: Everybody’s Heard About The Bird- Sunday, December 13, 2015- 12:00–2:00pm

If you didn’t experience rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960s, this book will make you wish you had. This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. In Everybody’s Heard about the Bird, Rick Shefchik writes of that time in vivid detail. Interviews with many of the key musicians, combined with extensive research and a phenomenal cache of rare photographs, reveal how this monumental era of Minnesota rock music evolved. For the baby boomers who remember it and everyone else who has felt its influence, the 1960s rock-and-roll scene in Minnesota was an extraordinary period both in musical history and popular culture, and now it’s...

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ARTIST DAWN ROSSBACH SIGNING: The Cookie Garden- Saturday, December 12, 2015- 2:00-4:00pm

ARTIST DAWN ROSSBACH SIGNING: The Cookie Garden- Saturday, December 12, 2015- 2:00-4:00pm

After you’ve had your fill of Iron Range cooking with B. J. Carpenter’s Come, You Taste (signing from 11:00am–2:00pm), check out this recently published children’s book with a rather tantalizing plot!  The Cookie Garden  illustrates a small boy’s fantasy. What if, instead of planting all those vegetable seeds that grow into spinach and peas and carrots,  you  planted cookies and they grew into more and more cookies? This  picture book is a collaboration between author Linda Henry and artist Dawn Rossbach, whose illustrations are luminous pastels. She’ll be showing off The Cookie Garden at the Village Bookstore on Saturday, December 12, from 2:00 – 4:00. Come in and get your signed copy in...

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AUTHOR BJ CARPENTER SIGNING: Come, You Taste- Saturday, December 12, 2015- 11:00am–2:00pm

AUTHOR BJ CARPENTER SIGNING: Come, You Taste- Saturday, December 12, 2015- 11:00am–2:00pm

Potica or kolache, sarma or braciole, lutefisk or baccala, fattigman or lefse—Minnesota’s Iron Range has a culinary language all its own. The pursuit of rich iron ore in the early twentieth century drew workers who hailed from Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Italy, and many other places, and as the men went to work in the mines, their families adjusted together to this new land. The immigrants’ children, that first generation, grew up in multiethnic communities where grandmothers shared the bounty of their gardens and the products of their kitchens—and everyone savored a new mix of food traditions. Come, You Taste celebrates the cuisine of these numerous groups and features fond memories of neighborhoods now gone, of flavors and scents...

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POETIC TRUCKER EVENT- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015

Songs about truckers, the loneliness and tedium of the road are common in the canon of country music, and some drivers, inspired by their days on the road, have gone on to become songwriters. Lance Figgins, a long haul trucker from Grand Rapids, fills his hours by writing verse. Figgins recently self-published a volume of his work, Poetic Trucker “Broken Dreams.” On Saturday December 5th, stop by between 11 am- 2pm to check out this featured book.

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DECEMBER FIRST FRIDAY- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015

Aimee Bissonette is the featured First Friday guest on December 4th, 2015.  She will be signing copies of North Woods Girl at 5:00 pm with an author talk at 6:30 pm.  Bissonette has written the perfect picture book for north woods grandmothers and their granddaughters. In fact, the North Woods Girl of the title could either be the girl or her grandma or both. As they walk in the woods through the seasons, Grandma shares her appreciation of the beauties and wonders of nature. Bissonette, a lawyer and writer, feels strongly that children should have many experiences in the outdoors. The book is lavishly illustrated with Claudia McGehee’s scratchboard and watercolor art. For more information about this author, click on...

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AUTHOR MARGO HANSEN EVENT-NOVEMBER 28, 2015

Margo Hansen will be on hand on Saturday, November 28th from 11 am- 2 pm to promote her forthcoming novel, Greatly Beloved, which is the first book in the Tall Timber Trilogy. This novel is set in the early logging days of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and will be arriving in January 2016. Her popular Newly Wed Series will also be available for purchase at 20% off list price and for signing. Hansen, a writer of Christian fiction, lives in Grand Rapids. For more information about this local author, click on this link.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY- NOVEMBER 28, 2015

Join us in a day to celebrate and support small, local businesses!  Shop Small and take advantage of in-store specials: Calendars- 20% off Hardcover Fiction- 15% off Kids’ books- 15%o off

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