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
Photo of Paperbacks and Pieces bookstore

Calendar of EventsFOR SALE: Established Hometown Bookstore

 

ART OF WORDS

Lunchtime series every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:10 - 1:00 pm

 

Walt Whitman Uncut: Leaves of Grass Illuminated

Performance by Patrick Scully

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 7:30 pm

 

HEARTLAND FALL FORUM

Employee appreciation event followed by Customer appreciation event

Bookstore will be closed on these dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 3th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

RE-OPENING: Saturday Oct. 14th at 10:00 am

 

Author and Radio DJ Andrea Swensson (89.3 The Current)

Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Friday, November 3rd, 7:00 pm

Venue: Mid West Music Store

 

After Party with DJ Rhump-shaker, DJ Eddy Baby, and Guest DJ Andrea Swensson

Eds No Name Bar, 252 East Third Street - 9:30 pm

 

MN mystery author Allen Eskens: Deep Dark Descending

Saturday, Nov. 4th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

MN fantasy/sci-fi author Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

Kari Van Wakeren: Bubble Wrap Girl

Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am

Flippin’ For Books!

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

ART OF WORDS

Lunchtime series every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:10 - 1:00 pm

 

Paperback and Pieces presents 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.

 

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10th - Deb Cumberland with creative non-fiction

 

 

Walt Whitman Uncut: Leaves of Grass Illuminated

Performance by Patrick Scully

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

HEARTLAND FALL FORUM

Employee appreciation event followed by customer appreciation event:

Shelley, Krystal, Grace and Megan of Paperbacks and Pieces will be celebrating their love of books and passion for independent bookstores.

 

What does this mean?

 

Bookstore will be closed on these dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 3th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

RE-OPENING: Saturday Oct. 14th at 10:00 am

 

We will be traveling to Chicago to attend the annual Heartland Fall Forum book show.

The Heartland Fall Forum is a uniquely collaborative event in support of independent book-selling. It represents 12 states and nearly 350 independent bookstores throughout the Greater Midwest. We Indie Booksellers form the backbone of literary culture throughout the Midwest.

 

The Forum provides a rich environment for anyone allied to the book industry to meet one another, network, meet and mingle with authors, promote new titles, place orders, and learn crucial skills from one another to keep independent book-selling strong. It offers a busy show floor, a wide range of author events, and various formats of practical and inspiring education for this members-only show.

 

This will be the first ever that we will all be celebrating the show together.

Then, we will bring back new books, ideas, and inspiration to share with you, our loyal book-lovers!

 

 

Author and Radio DJ Andrea Swensson

(89.3 The Current)

Author Event and Book Signing with Andrea Swensson

Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Friday, November 3rd, 7:00 pm

Venue: Mid West Music Store

 

Beginning in the year of Prince’s birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota’s first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion.

 

Andrea Swensson is a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current and the voice of the Local Current Blog. She has been covering Minnesota music actively since 2005. Prior to joining MPR she was the music editor of City Pages, where she founded the AAN AltWeekly, Award-winning Gimme Noise music blog, and edited and contributed to on-line music sites Reveille Magazine and HowWasTheShow.com.

 

After Party with DJ Rhump-shaker, DJ Eddy Baby, and Guest DJ Andrea Swensson

Eds No Name Bar, 252 East Third Street - 9:30 pm

 

 

MN mystery author Allen Eskens: Deep Dark Descending

Saturday, Nov. 4th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

Allen Eskens is the USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, and The Heavens May Fall. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award, Silver Falchion Award and most recently the Edgar Award.

 

His debut novel The Life We Bury, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film.

 

Allen has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamlin University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University at Mankato, as well as the Loft Literary Center. Allen grew up on the hills of central Missouri. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in out-state Minnesota where he has recently retired from his law practice to devote the entirety of his energy to writing novels.

 

 

MN fantasy/sci-fi author Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

Kathryn Sullivan started writing science fiction and fantasy not long after she had finished reading all of the books in her father’s science fiction collection.

 

Stories about girl agents defeating alien bad guys and tales of wizards’ apprentices looking for forgotten treasure filled school notebooks alongside her regular homework.

 

She couldn’t find enough stories with girls as the main characters when she was growing up, so now she writes stories where girls are the explorers, the wizards and the ones who solve problems and rescue people.

 

Any place and any object is at risk of appearing in her stories - the river bluffs surrounding Winona, MN, where she lives, can become the windswept cliffs of an alien planet or the deep mysterious woods of a fantasy tale. She is well used to dealing with alien lifeforms, as she’s owned by a cockatoo who graciously allows her to write about other animals as well as birdlike aliens.

 

Local, Sci-fi & fantasy author will be here with a re-release of Agents, Adepts & Apprentices.

 

 

Kari Van Wakeren: Bubble Wrap Girl

Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am

Flippin’ For Books!

 

Bubble Wrap Girl is a fun picture book with a message about choices.

 

 

 

photo of old book

 

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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