A signed copy of a book is a thoughtful gift and an object to treasure. Thanks to the delightful authors from near and far who stop by to read and sign their books, Magers & Quinn always has signed copies of interesting, diverse titles. Here are some recent holiday favorites, signed by their authors or illustrators:
- The Badass Planner 2019 by Susie Shubert
A profanity-laden organizational kick in the pants to get their 2019 off to a badass start!
- Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump retold by Jack Zipes
A classic Russian tale retold for our time by an eminent folklorist (and frequent M&Q visitor).
- Laurentian Divide by Sarah Stonich
Poignant portrayals of life on the edge in northern Minnesota border country, from the best-selling author of These Granite Islands and Vacationland.
- Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony
A formidable matriarch learns the hard way that no family is perfect in this witty debut. A farcical family dramedy about heritage, parenthood, and understanding (set in Minneapolis!).
- Beginnings by Thomas D. Peacock
The story of a Wisconsin Ojibwe man who returns home after decades away from the reservation where he was raised will resonate with anyone who longs to make the journey home, wherever that may be, as well those who seek or have experienced cultural or spiritual awakening, and healing.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
- Small Walt and Mo the Tow by Elizabeth Verdick
Walt the snowplow learns that, while his work is very important, there are some things he cannot do without the help of his new tow truck friend, Mo.
- The Minimalist Kitchen by Melissa Coleman
The practical art of making more with less–in the kitchen! Local writer Melissa Coleman, the creator of the popular design and lifestyle blog The Faux Martha, shares her refreshingly simple approach to cooking that delivers beautiful and satisfying meals using familiar ingredients and minimal kitchen tools.
- Today is a Baptism Day by Anna Ostenso Moore, illustrated by Peter Krueger
From local a author and illustrator, a keepsake and an informative picture book for kids to learn about baptism, with diverse illustrations. Grounded in the Episcopal liturgical tradition, it is an accessible and inviting introduction for families of many Christian traditions.
- Hush Hush, Forest by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Nick Wroblewski
Lyrical words and elegant woodcuts capture the quiet beauty of the forest as day fades to night and autumn gives way to the North Woods winter.
- Hygge & West: Home by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos
With page after page of inspirational interiors, engaging interviews with home owners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space, this eyecatching book explores what makes a house a truly personal space and offers readers the tools and inspiration to make their home their own.