Bookstore Events

November SAturdays 2018 

Nov. 10  1:00 – 3:00  Alicia Schwab, illustrator of Mukluk Ball. Presentation at 1:30 

Nov. 17  1:00 – 3:00  Elli Hunt, local author, Stolen (Lynn’s Story). Presentation at 1:30

Nov. 24  11:00 – 1:00  David Tank, local author,  Middle Reader book Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Magic Watch.   

Nov. 24  2:00—4:00 Joe Niese, sports historian, new book on football coach and innovator Gus Dorais

Past Events:

Author Jim Lenz, a.k.a. T. H. Harbinger, Flying High with Consequences will return to the bookstore Sept. 7, 2-4 to talk about his role and unforeseen consequences in developing Midwest sand mining.  He will donate a free book along with purchase of any book in the store.

Contest that goes with the Road Map for Midwest Independent Bookstores:

  • Pick up a Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap at the bookstore. 

  • Every bookstore is pictured with an image and signage –Bookends on Main is just about in the middle of the map.
  • On the back cover of the map there are some details about a contest MIBA will be hosting to encourage folks to visit independent stores throughout the year.
  • Customers take a selfie either in or in front of your store at any time over the course of the year.
  • You post it to Twitter and tag (@midwestbooks) and our store. Every month, MIBA selects a photo at random to receive a $25 gift card to any store on the map.
  • Next year on Independent Bookstore Day, MIBA will select another random photo to win a $500 gift card to any store on the map. (The more times customers post a photo, the more likely they are to win the grand prize!)
  • If a winner chooses to receive a gift card in our store, MIBA will be in touch to purchase the gift card and arrange delivery.