A Simply Glorious and Ultimately Nerdy Reading

This heading is the title given to the group reading at Moon Palace Books on Friday, November 8 2013.  A strange shindig (three vastly different poets and a novelist, taking place at 4pm rather than the typical evening reading time), it did a better job of living up to the first three words of its name than the ending. Continue reading

Tales of a Bookstore Something: an Interview with Jamie and Angela of Moon Palace Books

What would a town that loves books be without bookstores?  Thankfully, the Twin Cities has many wonderful options for those who like to browse, buy, and discuss books.  I recently got a chance to chat with some of the newest booksellers this side of the Mississippi—Angela and Jamie Schwesnedl, who opened Moon Palace Books in the Longfellow neighborhood on October 25th, 2012.  We talked about the pressures of owning a business, the shifting publishing landscape, and what’s in a name, as well as our mutual, overarching  love of books.  Our tastes, it turns out, have more in common than we thought!

Photo by Rebekah Peterson,  www.my-broadsheet.com

Photo by Rebekah Peterson, http://www.my-broadsheet.com

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