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Wander Minnesota: The Gift Of Books

One of my favorite gifts to give (and, well, to receive) is the gift of books. Especially with the weather we’ve been having — what’s better when the subzero temps hit but to curl up under a warm afghan with a good book? Fortunately, here in Minnesota we have lots of great options, both for buying and for reading.

12/11/2013

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Great Books for Kids this Holiday Season

From toddlers to teens, these books from Simon & Schuster have you covered for all of your gift-giving needs this year.

12/11/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday

President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”

12/02/2013

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Holiday Book Gifts For Her

Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together an excellent list of book gifts for the lady in your life: from the hipster, aspiring home chef, fashion focused, or book club leader, everyone on your list will be thrilled to open a box with one of these great reads.

12/02/2013

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Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

Halloween is a night of mischief and laughs, tricks and treats, and disguises galore. Our sister company Simon & Schuster recommends reading these not-so-scary picture books with your kids in the coming weeks to give them a little fright and get them excited for the holiday.

10/07/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Best Books To Read Before Heading Off To College

It’s that time in the summer: you’re about to send your kids off to college. Regardless of whether your child is a freshman or a rising senior, these books can help with all stages of a college career. From inspirational works to short stories to advice, our sister company, Simon & Schuster have hand selected a list that will be the perfect gift just as you leave your kids at their dorm.

08/28/2013

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Ex-Adviser To Michele Bachmann Selling Book

An ex-adviser to Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential bid is promoting a new book he says provides an insider’s account of that campaign. Peter Waldron’s book “Bachmannistan: Behind the Lines” says it sheds light on illegal and unethical behavior.

08/27/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

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Door-To-Door Booksellers Target Children, Creep Out Parents

It seems an online rumor has parents in the Twin Cities scared that their kids could be kidnapped. Parents in Washington County and Inver Grove Heights said they’re being approached by door-to-door saleswomen asking questions about their children’s ages and interests, then trying to sell books.

08/13/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Vince Flynn’s Final Book ‘Postponed Indefinitely’

Publication of Vince Flynn’s unfinished novel is postponed indefinitely after the best-selling Minnesota author’s death last month. Flynn’s longtime editor, Emily Bestler, made the announcement Thursday.

07/26/2013

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John Williams And Ken Ilgunas!

How did he leave college without student loan debt? He lived in a van!

06/27/2013

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New Beach Reads for Summer

There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach or by the pool with a good book in your hand. This summer kick back with one of these new release by our favorite authors from Simon & Schuster.

06/13/2013

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Best Books For Dad This Father’s Day

Need a good gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything your Dad will love.

06/04/2013

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