Books

Barnes and Noble Helps Raise Funds for Stowe Elementary Book Fair

While part of purchase went to the book fair, school officials sat outside and offered to wrap gifts for free.

DULUTH, Minn.- Shoppers at Barnes and Noble at the Miller Hill Mall got a headstart on their Christmas wrapping–while helping out at a local school. A portion of Barnes and Noble sales during the day went towards Stowe Elementary School’s book fair in February. After shopping, you could get your gifts wrapped by an official from Stowe, partnered with the…

Superior Library Helps People Give The Gift Of Literacy

Nearly 1,000 gently used books are up for sale.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you are looking for great gift ideas, the Superior Library is hosting its annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale. Nearly 1,000 gently used books are up for sale. Library staff say this book sale is not as large as their annual book sale in September, but this one gives options to people who are interested in…

Myers-Wilkins Elementary Celebrates “Books For Kids” Success

DULUTH, Minn.- On Friday, Myers–Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth is celebrating a massive fundraising effort. The “books for kids” program has received more than $20,000 in donations allowing the school to put 10,000 books in the hands of its students. The school principal says, students are grateful for the generous donations. “Many of them said to me, do I really…

Duluth Library Introduces Readers to Different Books through “Book Bingo”

Instead of numbers, staff called out book titles.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Downtown Duluth Library brought a new meaning to reading and bingo. Today, 20 people at the library received a bingo card. Instead of numbers,  staff called out book titles. Each winner received a free book. Grand prize winners also won a gift card to Barnes and Noble. “Book Bingo” started about three years ago and library…

Saint John’s Spelling Bee

Catholic Schools Week Begins in a Unique Way

DULUTH, MINN.- Students took a variety of routes to learning the spelling of some tough words for the upcoming Spelling B ee. Some decided to read more while others used Spelling Bee websites. With all the studying and prep work the students were feeling pretty nervous since for most this is stepping way out of their comfort zone. For Madeline…

Potluck for Books

Community Event in Lincoln Park to Collect Books

DULUTH, Minn.- Lincoln Park families got to hang out and eat some good food at the Harrison Community Center on Thursday, all to take in books for children in need. Books like Clifford the Big Red Dog were collected for the Big Red Bookshelf (appropriately enough) by the Northern Expressions Arts Collective. Parents, children, and community volunteers gathered to share some…

Reading for Well-Being

Wellness Collection Opens at UMD Library

Duluth, Minn.- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a book a day? The folks at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s library think they have the answer. The library just opened a new Wellness Collection. The aim is to increase awareness of well-being with different health related books. While the library provides some books, students are…

Coffee Conversation: Zenith Bookstore Offers Icelandic Holiday Tradition

In This Week's Coffee Conversation, Zenith Bookstore Owner Angel Dobrow Chats About the Jolabokafloo, or "Yule Book Flood"

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Midwest Roasters Coffee Conversation, Angel Dobrow, Owner of Zenith Bookstore, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about their ongoing holiday event. The Icelandic tradition is traditionally called Jolabokafloo. The Zenith Bookstore in Duluth is bringing it to you by pairing books with chocolate. It’s a tradition done before the holidays and it’s…

Book Options for Spring Reading

Coffee Conversation: Books Sparking Discussions

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation we’re highlighting some books perfect for Spring reading. Shari Illig, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes and Noble, gave a couple recommendations. Illig says both books would make great book club books because they spark conversations. The first recommendation is titled, “The Stranger in the Woods” by, Michael Finkel. This…

Minnesota-Based Author Releases Thrilling Fiction Book “Marathon”

Brian Freeman Hosts Book Signing Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – In just over a month runners from around the world will be taking over Two Harbors and Duluth. Today, a thrilling book is being released with many locations and themes Northlanders will recognize. The fiction book “Marathon” is written by Minnesota-based author Brian Freeman. The back of the book gives a small glimpse at the plot, “On a…