Paperbacks and Pieces

429 Mankato Ave.

Winona, MN   55987

(507) 452-5580

Paperbacks and Pieces

Winona’s oldest and largest bookstore since 1977

Over 35,000 titles

 

Used and new books

Gifts, candles and cards

photo of old book

Calendar of EventsFOR SALE: Established Hometown Bookstore

 

Chris Riemenschneider - First Avenue

Book discussion with Q & A

Friday, April 27th, 2018

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Film showing of: Anne Pellowski - Storyteller to the World

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10:30 am

 

Independent Bookstore Day - Join the party!

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Maya Rao - Great American Outpost

Book discussion with Q & A

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

6:30 pm until end

 

Bi-annual Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Laureate’s Writer Series

First Tuesday of every month at 7 pm

Location: Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West 2nd St. Winona, MN

 

 

Paperbacks and Pieces Bookstore, Winona's oldest and largest bookstore since 1977, is available for purchase.

 

Some highlights:

  • FORTY years in business.
  • 4,000+ customer base

 

Inventory including but not limited to:

  • 35,000+ books (new and used)
  • Bookmarks, candles, book lights, bags, greeting cards
  • Racks, spinners, counters, bookshelves, baskets, furniture, tables, counters, kids play area with tons of toys, seasonal items including decorations, computers (2)
  • Bookstore software
  • Bookstore jingle
  • Safe and community focused gathering place
  • ......and SO much more.
  • Bookstore only. Sale does not include the building.

 

If you have a serious interest in purchasing this hometown community bookstore,

please send an email to pbpieces@hbci.com with "Bookstore Purchase" on the subject line.

 

We are still operating BUSINESS AS USUAL.

 

Answers to FAQ's:

 

  • Yes, it is true, your local community bookstore Paperbacks and Pieces is for sale.
  • Shelley is fine and is very excited and looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life.
  • It has been 20 years (Shelley owned) and 40 years in business.
  • Now is the perfect time to own an indie bookstore. CBS recently reported that there is a big boom in independent bookstore sales and services and indie bookstores are making a huge comeback.
  • All the pieces are in place and ready for the next owner(s) to take it to the next level.

 

 

Chris Riemenschneider - First Avenue

Book discussion with Q & A

Friday, April 27th, 2018

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Meet longtime Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider starting at 4 pm

Sponsored by MidWest Music Fest.

 

His 240-page book is loaded with 400-plus photos, show flyers and posters from throughout the Minneapolis rock club's 48-year history, starting with its impressive inaugural show in April 1970 (Joe Cocker’s “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour) and other 1970-71 appearances by the Kinks, Ike & Tina Turner, Iggy & the Stooges, Frank Zappa and many more. Its oft-maligned disco era in the late 1970s is captured in full color. Two full chapters cover Prince’s rise to his “Purple Rain” reign at the club in the 1980s, when it was also the incubator for widely revered local indie-rock acts such as the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum and Babes in Toyland. Debut performances by U2, Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and many more are also chronicled, along with the great '90s alt-rock boom, the 2000s-era hip-hop wave ushered in by hometown heroes Atmosphere, and the ownership battle between two childhood friends that nearly shut down the club forever in 2004. Thankfully, the book has a happy ending.

 

website: www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/first-avenue

 

 

FREE film showing of:

Anne Pellowski - Storyteller to the World

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10:30 am

 

Anne as well as filmmaker Mary Farrell will be in attendance for a Q & A after the film.

 

This film won the Frozen River Film Festival People's Choice Award in 2018. It is about Anne Pellowski, a Winona resident who was a Children's Librarian at the New York Public Library before becoming the founding Director of the Information Center on Children's Cultures for the U.S. committee at UNICEF.

 

She has traveled to over 120 countries conducting workshops on cloth bookmaking and storytelling. She has authored many books including The Storytelling Handbook, Drawing Stories From Around the World, as well as her Polish American Girl series.

 

 

Independent Bookstore Day

Join the party!

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country.

 

  • Free film of local celebrity Anne Pellowski and local filmmaker Mary Farrell
  • Free coloring
  • Indie Bookstore exclusive items - once their gone, their gone!
  • And more............

 

 

Maya Rao - Great American Outpost

An Indie Bestseller Midwest Connections pick for May 2018.

Book discussion with Q & A

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

6:30 pm until end

 

The story of the twenty-first-century gold rush to the gas and oil fields of North Dakota - and of the migrants, criminals, and oil barons willing to do whatever it takes to cash in.

 

Maya immersed herself in the North Dakota fracking boom and the OPEC oil price war that followed. She wrote about a North Carolina surfer's haunting, nearly fatal journey as an oilfield truck driver through a land of ice, fire, wind and toxic fumes; a British developer who runs a worldwide Ponzi scheme in the man camp industry; a

Minnetonka restaurateur’s rocky road in politics and business; an ex-con's efforts to cash in on the media frenzy; farmers’ struggles with environmental contamination and illegal waste dumping; and a range of other people involved in fracking. It's a timely look at rural America that captures the danger, greed, hope and absurdity of

the largest oil boom in modern U.S. history.

 

Journalist Maya Rao - Currently a D.C. correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune

Photo credit: Xavier Dussaq

 

 

SPRING SIDEWALK SALE

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Paperbacks 25¢ ea. or 5 for $1

Hardcovers $1 ea. (all proceeds from the sale of HC's will be donated to local non-profit Hope Harbor)

Hope Harbor website: hopeharbormn.org/home

 

 

 

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WHAT IS TRADE CREDIT?

In short, trade credit reduces your out-of-pocket cost on new and gently-read books.

 

HOW DO I GET TRADE CREDIT?

That’s easy! Simply bring in your gently-read books (limit 1 grocery bag per day, please). Once we have inspected them for quality and quantity limits, you will receive 20% of the cover price in trade credit.

 

HOW DOES TRADE CREDIT SAVE ME MONEY?

Please use the following examples for easy reference to pricing:

 

USED BOOK PURCHASE WITH TRADE CREDIT

  • Example Cover Price:  $8.00
  • Less 50% (standard):  $4.00
  • Less 25% trade credit:  $2.00
  • Your out-of-pocket cost only:  $2.00 (plus tax)

 

NEW BOOK PURCHASE WITH TRADE CREDIT

  • Example Cover Price:  $8.00
  • Less 25% trade credit:  $2.00
  • Your out-of-pocket cost only:  $6.00 (plus tax)

 

(Some restrictions may apply. Trade credit has no cash value.

Trade credit expires if inactive for one full year.)

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

  • Fiction hardcover with three exceptions: Children's books, large print and fiction hardcover that was purchased from us.
  • Textbooks
  • Books with highlighting, underlining, torn, broken, water damaged or in poor condition.
  • Harlequin & Silhouette novellas without an inside barcode.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any book.

 

TOP TEN REASONS TO SHOP AT PAPERBACKS AND PIECES

 

  1. There are over 35,000 titles to browse through in a bright and clean environment.
  2. Used books are already discounted by 50% or more - BIGGER discounts with trade credit.
  3. Most new books discounted 20% for your registered book club or take 25% off with your trade credit.
  4. Titles are separated by genre and alphabetized for your convenience.
  5. Looking for a new or used book? Give us the title and we will call you when it arrives!
  6. No title is too old, no reader is too young.
  7. Found a new author? Want to read them all? We are the place.
  8. We host great events, such as author appearances and contests.
  9. We track your trade credit for you.
  10. We recycle, recycle, recycle.
  11. Oops, just want to say that WE LOVE BOOKS.

 

 

 

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