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Dear Reader,

Spring is here, at least from an astronomical perspective, and not a moment too soon. Even for the toughest, most seasoned Minnesotans, it's been a long, hard winter, and we're ready to spring in so many ways. We are thrilled to share the news of some really exciting events on our calendar. We're also gearing up for our 5th Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th, launching a whole new section (hint: <3), and planning for our second expansion later this spring (more on this in our next newsletter). Stroll downtown in the sunshine to browse all the gorgeous new spring books, and while you're here, get your tickets to see Lorna Landvik (see below).

Poetry Night: Danny Caine reads from Continental Breakfast

Tuesday, March 26th @ 7 pm

“Danny Caine’s CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST portrays suburban life in the Midwest with humor, pathos, and tender care. Populating chain restaurants, deserted shopping malls, and family Passover dinners, the characters of the poems narrate an experience that, while familiar to many, doesn’t often make it into the pages of poetry collections. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll raise your can of Bud Lite.”
– Megan Kaminski, Author of "Deep City"

Continental Breakfast, an often-humorous book, explores the effect of mass commercialism on identity, love, religion, and the American landscape. From Kanye West at Waffle House to dead malls to Passover candy, the book questions how branding and celebrity function as filters through which we see the world. Danny Caine is the owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, KS, and an all-around great guy.

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

Lorna Landvik returns to Content with Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)

Get your tickets now so we can save you a seat.
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 7pm


We're beyond excited to welcome Lorna Landvik back to Content! Last time we hosted Lorna, it was standing-room only, so get your tickets now and don't miss out! She'll read from and discuss her wonderful new book CHRONICLES OF A RADICAL HAG (WITH RECIPES), and will no doubt be as hilarious and delightful as ever. 
  • Tickets are $25.95 + tax and include one copy of Landvik's new book, Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes).
  • Ticket admits one.
  • All ticket holders will be given a book ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
  • Tickets may be purchased at www.contentbookstore.com, in person at Content or by calling 507-222-9238.
Chronicles of a Radical Hag is a bittersweet, seriously funny novel of a life, a small town, and a key to our troubled times traced through a newspaper columnist's half-century of taking in, and taking on, the world. 

The curmudgeon who wrote the column "Ramblin's by Walt" in the Granite Creek Gazette dismissed his successor as "puking on paper." But when Haze Evans first appeared in the small-town newspaper, she earned fans by writing a story about her bachelor uncle who brought a Queen of the Rodeo to Thanksgiving dinner. Now, fifty years later, when the beloved columnist suffers a massive stroke and falls into a coma, publisher Susan McGrath fills the void (temporarily, she hopes) with Haze's past columns, along with the occasional reprinted responses from readers. Most letters were favorable, although Haze did have her trolls; one Joseph Snell in particular dubbed her "liberal" ideas the "chronicles of a radical hag." Never censoring herself, Haze chose to mollify her critics with homey recipes--recognizing, in her constantly practical approach to the world and her community, that buttery Almond Crescents will certainly "melt away any misdirected anger."

Framed by news stories of half a century and annotated with the town's chorus of voices, Haze's story unfolds, as do those of others touched by the Granite Creek Gazette, including Susan, struggling with her troubled marriage, and her teenage son Sam, who--much to his surprise--enjoys his summer job reading the paper archives and discovers secrets that have been locked in the files for decades, along with sad and surprising truths about Haze's past.

With her customary warmth and wit, Lorna Landvik summons a lifetime at once lost and recovered, a complicated past that speaks with knowing eloquence to a confused present. Her topical but timeless "Chronicles of a Radical Hag" reminds us--sometimes with a subtle touch, sometimes with gobsmacking humor--of the power of words and of silence, as well as the wonder of finding in each other what we never even knew we were missing.

Love audiobooks?
Make the switch to Libro.fm and support your favorite booksellers. 

It’s time to make a commitment. A commitment to listening and supporting Content each month. If you need to break up with another audiobook company first (which we know can be tough) this letter might help. Switch now and get 3 audiobooks for the price of one during your first month of membership. 

 

Start your Libro.fm membership now and get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1.

That’s $14.99 for 3 audiobook credits to use on over 100,000 audiobooks. You’ll then pay $14.99 each month thereafter -- and you'll be ready to take advantage of the amazing deals we'll be offering on audiobooks for Independent Bookstore Day. 

Join the Movement and Switch to Libro.fm

Content Loves Romance!

Saturday, April 6th @ 4 pm

Romance readers, it’s time to celebrate with Content! We’re launching our new-and-delightful (and long overdue!) Romance section on April 6th, 2019, and you don’t want to miss the party. We’ll have door prizes, treats, an author panel featuring Katie Ruggle, Dylann Crush, Elizabeth Hoyt, and Charlotte Hubbard, and you’ll get first pick of the gorgeous new selection of romance titles we’ve added to our stock. We’d love to see you there.

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  

Great Lakes Poets Laureate read from Undocumented
Thursday, April 11th @ 7 pm

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

Michael Bazzett reads from POPUL VUH
Wednesday, April 23rd @ 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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