Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 21, 2012

It’s down to the wire to get your Christmas shopping done and we can help. We’ve got a lot of great ideas to choose from. Of course we always have a great selection of books, both new and used. We also have a number of games, toys, coffee mugs, book lights and now t-shirts. Here a just a few of the best ideas we have in stock.

Read or Die T-shirts just arrived. These have our logo on them as well.read_or_die_rectangle_decal

Games by Morphology, Gamewright, Set, Banagrams, and Anomia.

28659151The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More.

Penguin coffe Mugs.

Sock Monkey Ornaments.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Winner of this year’s National Book Award.

We offer free gift wrapping and Saturday we’ll have homemade cookies.

Our hours now through Christmas are Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4 and Monday, Christmas Eve, 10-4.ibg-3.common.titledetail.imageloader472392


More Than Just a Bookstore

October 7, 2011

We’ve been selling games for five years. But lately we’ve added even more non-book items to our bookstore. New games, magnetic poetry, toys, and t-shirts are arriving daily.

Magnetic Poetry arrived last week. We have some of the Essential Word Magnets, Kids, Voices, and Little Words magnets.

Our latest shipment of toys and puzzles just arrived from Melissa and Doug. These are high quality toys, puzzles, and art supplies. They built to last and reasonably priced.

Geotoys is a new product line we discovered about a week ago. We started with Geocards and Geopuzzles.

We’ve been selling literary t-shirts from Their next shirt should be available by November. It’s my favorite one yet.





This is only the beginning. We’ll be adding new items all the time.

Forbidden Island

December 3, 2010

Forbidden Island is one of the new games we have in stock. It’s a strategy game and all of the players need to work together. I’ve played the game and really enjoyed it. Our selection of games is growing. We have some of our bestsellers in stock as well as a few new ones.

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Games by Gamewright

November 30, 2010

We’ve replenished our selection of games by Gamewright. Some of their classics are back in stock as well as a few of their new ones. We’ve test driven a lot of Gamewright’s offerings and these are our favorites.

More Games

December 11, 2009

Yesterday, I posted a list of some of the games we carry. Here are a few more. These are some of our favorite games.  Each one is fun and will test your cognitive skills.


December 10, 2009

We’ve been selling games for three years now. Games by  Set and Gamewright have been popular.  We added Bananagrams last year and that has been huge.   I love games.  For less than $20, you’ve got hours of family fun.  The games pictured below just arrived in the store.

Gift Ideas

December 7, 2009

Ross Currier has been wandering around downtown Northfield getting gift suggestions from local retailers.  Check out his blog to keep up.

He stopped by the Monkey last week. I picked out some games to recommend.  We should be receiving more games this week.

I’ve been reading Lorrie Moore’s latest novel, The Gate at the Stairs. I’ve only just begun and I love this book.  Lorre Moore is one of my favorite writers. The New York Times Book Review just picked it as one of the 10 best books this year.  We still have some copies of The Gate at the Stairs in stock as well as some of her earlier books in paperback.


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