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

 

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.

 

Author Kathleen Anne Kenney

Girl on the Leeside

Tuesday, June 20th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

On Vacation - July 1st through July 5th

Keep Calm - Be Happy and we'll be together again on July 5th!

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

photo of old book

 

Author Kathleen Anne Kenney

Girl on the Leeside

Tuesday, June 20th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Book talk with Q & A

 

A young, aspiring poet in a quiet Irish village thinks her life of books suits her perfectly until a charismatic newcomer from America broadens her horizons. Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub The Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother's death in an IRA bombing, but now that she's an adult, it's clear that in protecting her Kee has unwittingly kept her in a state of arrested development. The pair are content to remain forever in their quiet haven, reading and discussing Irish poetry, but for both Siobhan and Kee fate intervenes. A visiting American literary scholar awakens Siobhan to the possibility of a fulfilling life away from The Leeside. And her relationship with Kee falters after the revelation that her father is still alive. In the face of these changes, Siobhan reaches a surprising decision about her future. Lyrical and heartfelt, Kathleen Anne Kenney's Girl on the Leeside deserves a place alongside contemporary literature's best-loved coming-of-age novels.

 

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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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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