How to Pick the Best Books

May 9, 2021

Sorry. There’s no secret formula for book selection. Truth is, we all have our “things” that we look for when we’re picking the best books. Sometimes it’s a suggestion from a friend, other times it’s a review that we find online. But for many, it can be a compelling little story by the author that […]

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Bookstore Spotlight: Planting People Growing Justice

May 8, 2021

Here’s a ‘novel’ concept, build an online bookstore and publishing house to answer the call of social change. And what could be timelier? Dr. Artika Tyner is the founder and manager of the Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore, a “Black woman owned social enterprise” that opened its doors in 2017 in St. Paul […]

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Storytelling: A Guest Post by Jen Braaksma

May 7, 2021

“Mom, what’s the oldest profession?” My 14-year-old daughter asked. The context was, quite innocently, about career paths, but I had to laugh. And then pause. How much of this conversation did I want to have with my teen? “Prostitution,” I answered with a smile and a sigh. “At least that’s the saying.” She frowned at […]

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Author Q&A with Scott Kimak

May 7, 2021

An author who is busy at work inviting readers into another dimension, Scott Kimak is also a martial artist and a teacher. His post-apocalyptic adventures are those written by a man with a vivid imagination, but also one of very few words. So, I’ll let him Scott take the floor and tell his story here. […]

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6 Picks: Books That Celebrate the Fabulous Journey of Fatherhood

May 3, 2021

In honor of Father’s Day, pick up a good book that celebrates dad and share it as a family. You might even want to delve into this amazing journey a little deeper by exploring what makes fatherhood such an incredible, and sometimes, humorously challenging journey. Or maybe this would be a great day to be […]

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Healing Trauma with Yoga

April 30, 2021

Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe within their bodies. Beth Shaw has the answer. Building on personal therapy, her book provides a thoughtful solution to those who are suffering from trauma, looking to become more resilient in their life as well as for yoga practitioners. She begins the book sharing her own personal trauma which led […]

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