Bookends on Main

Midwest Connections Picks for October:  Humorous essays by Michael Perry, a companion book about life in the Little House on the Prairie books, a YA novel, a thriller.

Midwest Connections Picks for September: A book of poetry mostly about the experience of black men, Don’t Call Us Dead, and three novels that tackle unusual subjects: Every Kind of Wanting, Tornado Weather, and Quiet until the Thaw: a town in search of atonement, three unique families having a “community baby,” and Oglala Sioux cousins, opposites, complicated.

Midwest Connections Picks for August: Wrong Way to Save a Heart, A Different Pond, Janesville: An American Story, Cicada Summer

 

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Bookends on Main is an independent bookstore on which Menomonie can rely. It is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, right across the street from the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. Bookends on Main is dedicated to serving readers of all ages in the Menomonie community and surrounding area. We specialize in helping customers find new and used books that suit personal taste and special ordering those not in the inventory. Hand-selling is our trademark service. The bookstore has a wide variety of new and used books for both leisure and informational reading — fiction, biography, poetry, mysteries, science fiction, crafts, field guides, gardening, parenting, religion and inspiration, history and current events. We also have a small collection, mostly used, of foreign language books. Four shelves are devoted to local authors. Wisconsin and regional authors occupy special places, also. We have both traditional and one-of-a kind book store sidelines including greeting cards, journals, book earrings, and reasonably-priced art work that are popular purchases for gifts and personal use. A nice selection of new and used books for children and middle readers is paired with fun and educational toys. Our music section includes guitars and ukuleles, strings and picks, cds and music books. The bookstore Menomonie customers seem to appreciate has a comfortable setting for finding that perfect read and sitting to enjoy a book. There are book events with local authors from time to time. Bookends on Main is a bookstore Menomonie tradition favors. The store is in its fourteenth year in the current location and other book stores have been located downtown. Like its predecessors, the current book store aims to provide customers with good reading material. At the same time, the tools of the internet age help us track changes, keep up to date, and fill requests faster than ever for first-rate personal service. Our goal is to remain a distinctive presence on Main Street and keep “bookstore Menomonie” a frequent destination for our customers.