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

 

Author Lorna Milne - Evelyn Cameron

Short reading with Q & A

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Author Jim Rodgers - Empire, Expansion and the Struggle for Freedom

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Author Gary Evans - Death By Payback

Reading with Q & A

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

1:30 to 3:30 pm

 

ON VACATION

Paperbacks and Pieces will be closed for vacation from

Tuesday, December 25th through Thursday, December 27th

RE-OPENING Friday, December 28th

 

Mystery and Fantasy Author Shawn McGuire

Discussion, Q & A, Writing & Publishing

Friday, December 28th, 2018

5:00 pm to 7:00 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
  • Price is $74,900

 

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 Lorna Milne - Evelyn CameronAuthor Lorna Milne - Evelyn Cameron

Short reading with Q & A

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Lorna Milne’s biography Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie has been selected by the Montana Center for the Book for the National Book Festival’s “52 Great Reads” list. Milne’s young adult biography is the story of a young spunky British Woman of genteel upbringing who sets sail for the United States against her family’s wishes, spending the rest of her life in eastern Montana and becoming one of the region’s most famous photographers.

 

Lorna Milne writes from Helena, Montana, where she lives on a small farm with her husband and a soccer-playing, fowl-herding sheep dog named Little Bear. Milne has published essays and short stories in periodicals such as Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, Walking, Orion, Highlights for Children, and The Sun. She is a University of Montana journalism graduate who teaches writing and literature at Carroll College. Milne grew up in eastern Montana, near the Camerons’ homesteads. This is her first biography.

 

 

Author Jim Rodgers - Empire, Expansion and the Struggle for FreedomAuthor Jim Rodgers - Empire, Expansion and the Struggle for Freedom

Reading with Q & A

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

This book explores the importance of political culture to the actions and lives of leading political characters during the time of American expansion and leading into the American Civil War (1820–1863). Strains of individualism, moralism, and traditionalism in American political culture shaped the political behaviors and events of this momentous era.

 

A limited number of copies will be gifted to those who pledge to the Hurricane Relief Fund.

 

Jim Rodgers was a professor of social science, specializing in political history and theory and geography, for 34 years at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has authored three previous books on political violence: international and domestic. He is an active member of the Western History Association and a frequent reader and researcher of American history. Jim enjoys traveling the Great Plains and American West.

 

 

Author Gary Evans - Death By PaybackAuthor Gary Evans - Death By Payback

Reading with Q & A

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

1:30 to 3:30 pm

 

After confessing to killing fourteen young men in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, sultry serial killer Genevieve Wangen escapes custody for the second time. Aided by her Mafia  contacts, she settles in at a remote cabin in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. Now, safely hidden behind her new identity as Samantha Walters, she happily continues her deadly work for the Carbones. But Detective Al Rouse and Deputy Charlie Berzinski are bent on locking her away for good. When they finally catch up to her —as she is about to wed her latest debonair lover — Genevieve finds that she must escape more than just the law!

 

Gary Evans has turned his passion for novel writing into a post-retirement career, with book four soon to be released, and book five already in the works. Evans spent 30 years in Midwest newsrooms as an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. He spent 12 years as vice president at Winona State University. He ended his career as the president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communication, one of the nation's first alternative entrant telecommunications firms, after 15 years. Married to Ellen, they have two grown children, Gregory and Natalie.

 

 

Mystery and Fantasy Author Shawn McGuireMystery and Fantasy Author Shawn McGuire

Discussion, Q & A, Writing & Publishing

Friday, December 28th, 2018

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Shawn is going to briefly read from her mystery FAMILY SECRETS and will talk about writing mysteries, writing in -general, and self-publishing.

 

Suspense and fantasy author Shawn McGuire started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that's episode IV) as a kid. She couldn't wait for the next installment to come out so wrote her own. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to tell a tale is as strong now as it was then. She grew up in the beautiful Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota, called the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin home for many years, and now lives in Colorado. Shawn is a homebody and when not writing or reading, she might be baking, going for a long walk, or eating dark chocolate almonds.

 

You can learn more about her work on her website: www.Shawn-McGuire.com

 

Copies of her books will be available for purchase at the event.

 

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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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