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

 

Semi-Annual Book Sale

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Visit Cuba this Winter

Informational Meeting

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

10:30 am

 

J. Ryan Stradal

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Friday, October 25th, 2019

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Fire Cider

101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Undocumented

Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

Monday, November 4th, 2019

4:00 to 5:30 pm

 

Alisha Perkins

Martyred

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

12:00 pm to 2:00 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 $64,900

 

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.

 

 

Semi-annual Book SaleSemi-Annual Book Sale

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Paperbacks - 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00

Hardcovers - $1.00 each

All proceeds from the sale of hardcover books will be donated to our Winona Area Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

Visit Cuba this Winter

Informational Meeting

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

10:30 am

 

Visit Cuba this Winter

 

J. Ryan Stradal - The Lager Queen of MinnesotaJ. Ryan Stradal

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Friday, October 25th, 2019

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

VENUE LOCATION:

No Name Bar, 252 East 3rd Street

 

A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of  Kitchens of the Great Midwest

 

The Lager Queen of Minnesota serves up a cast of lovable, quintessentially Midwestern characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting, humorous, emotional family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.

 

Author Bio:

J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles.

 

Fire Cider

101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Undocumented

Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

Monday, November 4th, 2019

4:00 to 5:30 pm

Alisha Perkins

Martyred

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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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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