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Dear Reader,

This Thursday we have the honor of hosting not one, not two, not even three or four, but FIVE Poets Laureate from the Great Lakes region for a group reading from the wonderful collection, UNDOCUMENTED: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. This promises to be an amazing reading, curated and hosted by Northfield's own Poet Laureate, Rob Hardy. We hope you can make it.

This is our first poetry event for National Poetry Month; scroll down for details on the rest. And all month long, we're encouraging you to go home with armfuls of poetry with a juicy discount: take 10% off one poetry title, 20% off two, and 30% off three (consignment titles excluded). This includes poetry books for kids, of which we have a rather delectable selection, if we may say so ourselves. They make great bedtime reading, and might inspire a young person you love to put pen to paper themselves!

UNDOCUMENTED: Great Lake Poets Laureate on Social Justice

Thursday, April 11th @ 7 pm

Join Northfield Poet Laureate Rob Hardy in welcoming current and former Poets Laureate from Duluth and Winona, Minnesota, for a reading from the new anthology, UNDOCUMENTED: GREAT LAKES POETS LAUREATE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE (Michigan State University Press). Poets reading at the event are: Sheila Packa (Duluth); Ken McCullough, Emilio DeGrazia, and James Armstrong (Winona); and Rob Hardy (Northfield).

Co-sponsored by Carleton College's Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE).

This Northfield Poet Laureate event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Find details on our website, and let us know you're coming on Facebook.

Michael Bazzett reads from his translation of POPOL VUH

Tuesday, April 23rd @ 7 pm

Please join us to hear Michael Bazzett read from his acclaimed translation of The Popol Vuh, which was named one of the New York Times Best Poetry Books of 2018.

The K’iche’ creation myth of The Popol Vuh is thousands of years old, one of the only epics indigenous to the Americas. By turns poetic and lucid, sinuous and accessible, this verse translation—the first of its kind—breathes new life into an essential tale.

"Mr. Bazzett's translation offers a welcome path into the power of The Popol Vuh as beautiful literature. . . . [his] arrangement and format give the work its own authentic-sounding rhythm and cadence, something that is lost a bit in the recent scholarly editions . . . Mr. Bazzett writes that his intent was to create a more accessible source for students, 'a version of the myth they could disappear into, a verse version that truly sang.' He has succeeded." --Wall Street Journal

Find details on our website, and let us know you're coming on Facebook.

Mark your calendar for Independent Bookstore Day 2019!


Saturday, April 27th 

Don’t miss the 5th annual celebration of your love of indies! We’ll be partying all day with giveaways, treats, and exclusive merch for book lovers. Stay tuned for details!

Find details on our website, and let us know you're coming on Facebook.


See you in the stacks!
- Jessica, Nate, and all the staff at Content

More Upcoming Events:

Content Book Club / The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Monday, April 8th @ 7 pm  

Graphic Novel Book Club: Watchmen
Tuesday, April 16th @ 7 pm

Nickolas Butler reads from Little Faith
Tuesday, April 30th @ 7 pm

Content Book Club: The Lighthouse Road
Monday, May 13th @ 7 pm

Anders Carlson-Wee reads from The Low Passions
Thursday, May 16th @ 7 pm

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