Bookstores

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth, offers these events. Go to bookshop.org/shop/fitgerbooks.

  • Children's author Jen Teschendorf signs copies of her book "Say What Little Duck?" noon to 2 p.m Saturday, Nov. 20.

  • 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27: Emily Kilgore signing copies of her children's book "The Whatifs."

  • 2-4 p.m. Nov. 27: Linda LeGarde Grover signing copies of her books including the new release "Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from the Misaabekong."

  • 5-7 p.m. Nov. 27: Diana Ostreich signing copies of her book "Waging Peace: One Soldier's Story of Putting Love First."

Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events: Call 218-606-1777 or go to zenithbookstore.com.

  • Author Mark Munger signs copies of his book, "Duck and Cover" from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.
  • Author Chris Monroe signs copies of her book, "Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever," from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.
  • Author Sarah Bamford Seidelmann signs copies of her book, "Where the Deer Dream," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27.
  • Author Tashia Hart signs copies of her book, " The Good Berry Cookbook," from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27.
  • Author Marcie Rendon signs copies of her books, "Murder on the Red River" and "Girl Gone Missing," from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 27.
  • Virtual book launch event for Brene Brown, author of "Atlas of the Heart," 7-8 p.m. Dec. 2. Your book purchase of "Atlas of the Heart" from Zenith Bookstore (in store or online) will include admittance to this virtual event. Order online at zenithbookstore.com/atlas. Use promo code ATLAS and you will receive the Zoom link for the event.
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Events

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the sixth chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, titled "The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father" by Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses. In “The Song Poet,” Kao Kalia Yang retells the life of her father, Bee Yang, the song poet ― a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America’s Secret War. Now through Dec. 19, Minnesotans are invited to read the featured book selection and will have access to reading guides and virtual book club discussions. Readers can access the ebook and audiobook for free on Ebooks Minnesota for eight weeks. All Minnesotans are invited to participate in a statewide discussion with author Kao Kailia Yang at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Free. Registration required.

Ojibwe storytime, for ages 2-12, at 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. every Wednesday in November at the St. Louis County Historical Society, Eli’s Farm interactive children’s exhibit, Level 2 of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Storytelling in the Ojibwe culture is a traditional way to pass on knowledge. All books have been approved by our American Indian Advisory Committee. Go to thehistorypeople.org.

Storytimes, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Duluth Main Library and West Duluth branch as well as 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Mount Royal branch. Go to duluthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Auntie M’s Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion for Authors by Tex Thompson, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Marketing your writing is an unavoidable task, but it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re wondering where to start, this workshop is for you. Arianne “Tex” Thompson is the author of "Children of the Drought," an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Her class is ideal for traditional and independently published authors as well as unpublished authors. Cost is $5 for Lake Superior Writers members; $15 for non-members. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 19. You will receive an email with a Zoom link close to the event. To register: lakesuperiorwriters.org/events/auntie-ms-guide-to-greaseless-self-promotion.

Author Renee Bertram Anduze, a Grand Rapids graduate, will signs copies of her new book, "Take a Left at Tomorrow," from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Timberlake Lodge, 144 S.E. 17th St., Grand Rapids.

Books

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Title: "Winter's Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing"

Author: Ryan Rodgers

Synopsis: The book traces Nordic skiing in the Midwest from its introduction in the late 1800s to its uncertain future in today’s changing climate. Generously illustrated, this is an engaging look at the earliest ski teams and touring clubs; the evolution of cross-country skis, gear, and fashion; and the ambitious effort to maintain a vast trail network across Minnesota’s state park system.

Cost: $34.95

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Release date: Dec. 14

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Title: "Desolation Canyon"

Author: P.J. Tracy

Synopsis: The book follows L. A. police detective Margaret Nolan as she investigates a body found at the Hotel Bel-Air, uncovering connections to both a Russian crime ring, and to a religious retreat in Death Valley where Margaret's own mother is visiting

Cost: $24.99

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Release date: Jan. 18, 2022