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

 

ON VACATION Sat., June 30th – Thurs., July 5th

RE-OPENING Friday, July 6th

Have a Happy 4th of July Holiday!

 

Author Gary Evans - Death by Poison

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

2:00 to 4:00 pm

 

Author Jim Crigler - Mission of Honor

Reading with Q & A

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Blue Heron Coffeehouse

7:00 pm

 

Author Kari Van Wakeren - Bubble Wrap Girl

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

11:00 am

 

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.

 

 

Author Gary Evans - Death by Poison

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

2:00 to 4:00 pm

 

Serial killer Genevieve Wangen continues to elude the police and work on her deadly concoctions from her secret lab in the woods.

 

Although she is out of sight, Genevieve has never been out of Detective Al Rouse's mind. She embarrassed him by escaping his custody three years earlier and it has become his life mission to track her down and throw her behind bars where she belongs.

 

Al and his team find themselves hot on the trail of the elusive killer. But will they be able to hold on to her this time, or will she somehow manage to escape their clutches once again?

 

Gary Evans has spent 30 years in Midwest newsrooms as an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. Now retired, he continues his love for mystery and novels with his second book Death by Poison from a series he is creating. He lives in Winona, MN, with his wife, Ellen.

 

 

Author Jim Crigler - Mission of Honor

Reading with Q & A

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Blue Heron Coffeehouse

7:00 pm

 

Jim Crigler will read from his autobiography, Mission of Honor, at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The reading is part of First Tuesday, the Laureate Writers Series and will take place at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse, 162 W. 2nd St. Winona. (Please note that this particular reading will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, not the first.) The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and open mic. The theme for the open mic is patriotism (vs. nationalism).

 

Graduating high school in the turbulence of 1968, Jim Crigler’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 and personally flew thousands of combat missions during his tour of duty. In his raw, bold, introspective book about those experiences, Crigler openly wrestles with his personal moral dilemma to find meaning and purpose in his life.  After an honorable discharge in 1974 and with the help of the GI Bill, Jim graduated Magna cum Laude with a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Missouri.  For the last 23 years he 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.

 

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, Jim put his solo canoe in the headwaters of the Mississippi for the start of a 2300 mile journey to raise awareness for Vietnam Gold Star Families and to raise money for a 501c-3 called American Huey 369.  By the time he reached New Orleans he had met and personally thanked over 360 Gold Star Family members and helped raise over one million dollars for Huey 369.  The river trip is over but Jim’s mission continues.

 

 

Author Kari Van Wakeren - Bubble Wrap Girl

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

11:00 am

 

Book description: Izzy Magee gets bumps and bruises when she does the things she likes--chasing her brother, dancing in the kitchen, and riding her bike. Getting hurt is a hang-up for Izzy, so one day she decides to cover herself in bubble wrap. Her plan works like a charm… until the bubble wrap gets in the way of doing the things she likes. Eventually, Izzy realizes that getting hurt is part of life--and she isn't going to let it get in the way of having fun!

 

Kari van Wakeren is a wife, mom, Lutheran pastor, and author of the children’s book, Bubble Wrap Girl, as well as several articles published in Definite Woman and Gather magazines.  Bubble Wrap Girl celebrates resilience and the courage to try new things and was nominated for a 2017 NEMBA award.  Kari enjoys sharing the message that we all have what it takes within us to do hard and great things with audiences of all ages.  She lives in central Minnesota with her family and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Luther Seminary.

 

 

 

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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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