Jay Walljasper The Great Neighborhood Book

October 25, 2008

Jay Walljasper spoke Thursday night at the Grand Event Center.  It was a great event and Griff Wigley posted photos of the gathering on Locallygrownnorthfield.org.  We still have some copies of Jay’s book The Great Neighborhood Book available at Monkey See, Monkey Read.  We are selling the books for 20% off the cover price.

David Allan Evans and Larry Gavin Poetry Reading

October 13, 2008

Acclaimed poets David Allan Evans and Larry Gavin will read from their work at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 18, at Monkey See, Monkey Read bookstore.

Evans, the author of five books of poetry and the author or editor of seven other books, has been the poet laureate of South Dakota since 2002. He has lived in Brookings since 1968, where he was a professor of English and writer in residence at South Dakota State University until his recent retirement. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Evans went to college on a football scholarship, and by the time he graduated was writing poems and short stories. He has degrees from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, the University of Iowa, and the University of Arkansas, where he received a master’s in fine arts in creative writing. His most recent full-length collection is “The Bull Rider’s Advice.”

Gavin, author of “Least Resistance,” published by Northfield-based Red Dragonfly Press, was born and raised in Austin, Minn. Early influences include the great Austin poet Richard Eberhart and union workers of Local P-9, from whom he learned the value of honest work that continues to inform the themes and cadences of his poetry. He received a degree in literature and creative writing at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. He later earned a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont. Gavin has worked as a bridge builder, farm laborer, policeman, gambler, historical site guide, pipeline worker, newspaper reporter, teacher, and machinist. He is currently a field editor for Midwest Fly Fishing Magazine. He lives in Faribault, with wife Patty, son Fergus, a small pack of beagles, and a Springer spaniel bird dog named L.C.
The reading is free and the public is invited to attend.

Monkey See, Monkey Read is located at 425 Division Street in downtown Northfield.

Another Great Picture Book

October 4, 2008

New books are arriving daily at Monkey See, Monkey Read. All of these great books are currently 20% off. Here is the latest arrival.

Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.  It’s time for the annual Corn Maze Festival.

The farm is bursting with activity.


The chickens build a fence around the cornfield.


The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint.

Thump. Quack!

Duck builds the ticket booth for the hot-air balloon ride.

Everyone is excited. Well, Duck is not excited exactly. But he has a plan. As Farmer Brown designs the corn maze for the festival, Duck does some designing of his own. Guess who’s in for a big surprise?

The always-creative, always-hilarious, always-champions-of-corn-mazes pair who brought you Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That TypeGiggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for Presidenthave planned a terrific event. Step right up, folks.

New Books for Young Readers

October 3, 2008

It’s fall and a slew of new books for kids just arrived at Monkey See, Monkey Read.    All of these books are 20% right now.  Minnesota native Bob Dylan has released a picture book, Forever Young.  

Just in time for Halloween, Boogie Knights is a winner. 

Who doesn’t love Penguins?  Where is Home, Little Pip?

Kona Africabike on Good Morning America

October 3, 2008

Good Morning America recently ran a story about the Kona Africabike.  If you want your own Africabike, stop by Monkey See, Monkey Read.  Still the coolest bike I own.  I rode the Jesse James bike tour on my Africabike.  Tonight after work I rode home with my beer and groceries in the basket.  How handy is that?

Africabike, it’s not too late

October 2, 2008

If you’ve been thinking about getting an Africabike, it’s not too late.  Monkey See, Monkey Read still has one 2008 bike in stock.  They’ve been selling well and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get more of them for the low price of $299.00.  

Teacher Discounts at Monkey See, Monkey Read

October 2, 2008

Every day at Monkey See, Monkey Read is teacher appreciation day.  Teachers receive a 20% discount on all of the new and used books in our store that are purchased for classroom use.  We’ll even discount our games 20%.  SET is a math teacher favorite.  If we don’t have the books you need in stock, we can order them and yes, most special orders get the teacher discount as well.


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