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Don't forget-- we have a book club and would love to see you there.  Call us for more info.  651-730-0661.



Local author Lisabeth Mackel will be signing her book, 27 Miles: the Tank's Journey Home. The true story of Officer Mackall’s 84 days at the hospital, and the emotional trials that his family endured, are documented in this journal based story. Each day is a walk through his wife’s emotions and fears, and the journey through Officer Mackall’s recovery process. 

From the author's website: "On January 2, 2012, Officer Frank Mackall was on duty, driving to assist his partner on a call. His car hit a patch of black ice, spun out of control, and slammed into a tree. Another one of his partners was quickly at the scene, and after Frank was airlifted to the hospital, we were notified about Frank’s accident.

What followed was an unprecedented outpouring of support, prayer, love and guidance. For us, it was our first true experience with the thin blue line of law enforcement family membership. For those around us, it was an opportunity to see law enforcement at its best, surrounding a family at it’s lowest point."

We are looking forward to this event with Lisabeth Mackall and hope for a great turnout for her. 


AUTHOR SIGNING was Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, from 9 am - 11 am with author Christopher Valen .  He held an open discussion with fans and signed books afterwards.  Christopher was be signing his newest book Bone Shadows. This event was enjoyed by all who attended.  Thanks Christopher!!!  You are welcome to come back any time!

Bone Shadows   The bodies of young men have been turning up in the Mississippi River for years, their deaths attributed to excessive drinking. But when an Iraq war vet suffering from PTSD is found in the river, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana must decide if the young man’s death was accidental or the result of something far more sinister....

Christopher Valen is a graduate of the Citizen's Academy at the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. He has worked with juvenile delinquents and as a teacher, administrator and college professor. His first novel featuring St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana won the 2008 Reader Views Choice Award for Best Mystery and the 2008 Garcia Award for Best Fiction. His second book in the series, The Black Minute, was released in September 2009. It won the 2009 Reader Views Choice Award for Best Mystery and the Lynda Goldman Award for Best Novel. The Black Minute was also one of three finalists for the 2009 Midwest Book Award. John Santana will return in Bad Weeds Never Die, scheduled for release September 1, 2011. Christopher lives with his wife, Martha, near St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information please visit





We have a nice collection of Minnesota mysteries in the store-- authors from Minnesota and/or books set in Minnesota.  Fun anytime reading!!!!


The Book Corner hosts a monthly book club.  We choose from a variety of genres to keep things interesting.  Call or e-mail the store to find out what we'll be reading next and when we'll meet.






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