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

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Calendar of EventsFOR SALE: Established Hometown Bookstore

 

Author and Senator Al Franken: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Friday, August 25th, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Book signing

Autograph line priority goes to persons whom have purchased the book from Paperbacks and Pieces.

 

Author Terri Karsten: When Luck Runs Out

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Book Talk with Q & A

 

Bi-Annual Book Sale

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Laureate’s Writer Series

First Tuesday of every month at 7 pm

Location: Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West 2nd St. Winona, MN

 

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.

 

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Author and Senator Al Franken:

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Friday, August 25th, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Book signing

Autograph line priority goes to persons whom have purchased the book from Paperbacks and Pieces.

 

U.S. Senator Al Franken grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In 1973, he graduated from Harvard, where he met his wife Franni. They've been married for 40 years, and have two grown children, Thomasin and Joe, as well as two grandchildren. Before running for the Senate, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan-as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.

 

The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

 

 

Author Terri Karsten: When Luck Runs Out

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Book Talk with Q & A

 

Meg Kelly doesn’t expect any handouts, but she wouldn’t mind a bit of luck. It’s been one bad break after another since Da died in the Civil War. Now homeless and orphaned, Meg has nothing left to lose—except her little brother, Mole. With no one to turn to and no place else to go, Meg makes a desperate choice. Together, she and Mole head west on an orphan train. Will Meg and Mole ever find a place to call home, or has their luck run out for good?

 

Born in San Francisco, Terri Evert Karsten has migrated eastward and now lives in a 100 year old house in Winona, Minnesota. An avid fan of all things historical, Terri divides her free time between writing books, baking bread and chasing the outdoor life.

 

 

Bi-Annual Book Sale

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10,000 + books

Paperbacks 25¢ each or 5 for $1.00

Hardcovers $1.00 each

(proceeds from 100% of the hardcover sales will be donated to KIDS FIRST in Winona, MN)

 

 

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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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