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

 

LGBT Books to Prisoners drive

Want to aid in social change?

Make a book donation to LGBT Books to Prisoners project.

DEADLINE is March 21st, 2018

 

ART OF WORDS

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

  • March 13 – Anne Pellowski, storytelling for children
  • April 10 – Gary Evans, fiction
  • May 8 – Ted Haaland, poetry

 

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.

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.

 

 

What is LGBT Books to Prisoners?

 

The book drive is a collaborative effort between Paperbacks and Pieces Bookstore and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 374 “Queering Prison Abolition” course. For the course, students are studying LGBTQ+ experiences in prison and resistance to the oppressive functions of the prison system. They will travel to work with the Madison-based LGBT Books to Prisoners Project, which has been graciously funded by a Learning and Community Engagement curriculum grant.

 

Please contact Dr. Mary Jo Klinker (mklinker@winona.edu) with any questions regarding the project or Shelley Olsen (pbpieces@hbci.com) with questions regarding the book drive.

 

Cash Donations will be used to order books and for shipping costs

Checks can be written to: LGBT Books to Prisoners

 

Make donation by March 21 in order to send materials with WSU Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Students

 

ART OF WORDS

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

  • March 13 – Anne Pellowski, storytelling for children
  • April 10 – Gary Evans, fiction
  • May 8 – Ted Haaland, poetry

 

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.

 

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