January Midwest Connection Picks: The Resurrection of Tess Blessing, The Magician’s Lie, Descent – a heartwarming and amusing family story, a murder mystery, a thriller. The magician is a woman, the thriller is about a family vacation gone terribly awry and the “resurrection” is about a woman who is dying of cancer, then doesn’t.
December’s picks: an outstanding children’s illustrated picture book of poems, Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold; a novel about race, money, and the American dream, Sins of Our Fathers; and a beautifully vivid photography and poetry book on weather by the poet laureate of Kansas, Chasing Weather.
November Midwest Picks include a crime story by a MN lawyer-author, The Life We Bury; a kids’ picture book set in the north woods, Rhoda’s Rock Hunt; and a memoir by a Menominee Indian, Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf, that includes reservation life, boarding school, the US Marines, UW-Madison, and much more.
Senior Tuesdays: 10% discount for seniors 62+
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Bookends on Main is an independent bookstore Menomonie can rely on. It is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, right across the street from the historic Mabel Tainter Theater. 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 and 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, guitar strings and picks, cds and music books. The bookstore Menomonie customers seem to appreciate has a comfortable setting for book groups that meet regularly and by special arrangement. There are also book events with local authors from time to time. Bookends on Main is a bookstore Menomonie tradition favors. The store is in its eleventh 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.