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

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Calendar of EventsFOR SALE: Established Hometown Bookstore

 

Author Gary Evans - Death by Drowning

Tuesday, July 25th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

Author Jim Crigler - Mission of Honor

Tuesday, August 8th,  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

Paperbacks and Pieces Presents New Lunchtime Series: The Art of Words

Featuring  word artists and their craft.

Interactive sessions held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from September to June.

They will begin at 12:10 pm, and end by 1:00 pm.

 

Laureate’s Writer Series

First Tuesday of every month at 7 pm

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

 

Winona Herbal Education Society

4th Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 

 

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.

 

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Author Gary Evans - Death by Drowning

Tuesday, July 25th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

When Shawn Sorenson drowned in 1987, no one in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, took much notice. They thought it was simply another drunken accident.

 

When another student, Tad Schwartz, drowned a year later,

the residents began to suspect foul play. Why else would a healthy young man drown? Even so, the police had no leads or clues to suggest anything other than a tragic accident.

 

Were these truly accidental deaths?

 

Suspicion became reality one fateful morning in 2011 when Police pulled the 15th victim from the river.

 

The body had a tale to tell.

 

Filled with intrigue, betrayal, and gut-twisting suspense, Death by Drowning will draw readers into a Midwestern town full of secrets and clues as breathtaking as the Mississippi River.

 

Author Gary Evans is an Alma, Wis. native hired right out of high school in 1959 as a part-time sports writer at the Winona Daily News. Evans had stints at papers in Albert Lea and Minneapolis - where his duties included editing legendary sports columnist Sid Hartman - but spent most of the next three decades at the Daily News, serving as news editor, managing editor and marketing director.

 

He left the news business in 1987 to serve as vice president for university relations at Winona State University.

 

He retired in 2012 after 14 years as president and CEO of HBC, a Winona-based cable broadcasting company.

 

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Author Jim Crigler - Mission of Honor

Tuesday, August 8th,  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

website: www.missionofhonor.org

 

Vietnam veteran writes a book and paddles the entire length of the Mississippi river to right a wrong.

 

As a UH-1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily. Coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s was challenging for most young men of that era.  Throw in drugs, free love, draft notices, the Vietnam War and a country deeply divided, and you have one of the most important books of this genre.

 

This true story is a raw, bold, introspective autobiography where the author openly wrestles with his personal moral dilemma to find meaning and purpose in his life. He calls it his “Mission of Honor.”

 

Jim Crigler grew up in the farm country of South Eastern Missouri. Graduating high school in the turbulence of 1968, Jim’s goal was to be the first in his family to get a college education. A draft notice interrupted that dream.

 

During his four years of service in the Army Jim served as a warrant officer helicopter pilot flying in Vietnam with A Troop 7/17 Air Cavalry and the 129th Assault Helicopter Company.  Jim flew with some of the finest helicopter pilots in the world in Vietnam and personally flew thousands of combat missions during his tour of duty.

He received an honorable discharge in August of 1974 and with the help of the GI Bill graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Missouri.

 

For the last 22 years Jim has been President and CEO of Winona Search Group Inc., a human resources consulting and search firm. He lives in the woods just outside of Winona, Minnesota with his wife and two youngest daughters.

 

 

Art of Words

Paperbacks and Pieces Presents New Lunchtime Series:

The Art of Words - Featuring word artists and their craft.

 

The interactive sessions will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from September to June. They will begin at 12:10 pm, and end by 1:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.

 

Paperback and Pieces is presenting a lunchtime series focusing on various types of writing, along with area authors who will share information about their craft. Specifically, they will share with participants their preferred genre, how they selected it (or how it selected them), how they determine the voice they use in their writing, and how they visualize their audiences as they are writing.

 

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Winona Herbal Education Society

4th Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 

What is Winona Herbal Education Society?  Started in honor of local herbalist, Carol Jacobs, with a generous gift from her family, local herbalists and plant enthusiasts will meet on the 4th Sunday of each month, except December, to learn, discuss and share about herbalism in all its many facets.  It was always Carol's focus to teach others and build community right here in Winona.  We hope to continue her great work.

 

Curious & not sure what this is about? Drop in on any 4th Sunday from  1-3 pm.  All are welcome.

 

Watch for posters in the store and Facebook reminders. You can "like" "Winona Herbal Education Society" on Facebook to keep up with all the fun.

 

*NOTE* A small fee may be charged for class supplies by the instructor.

 

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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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