Cherry Street Books


“Indie Bookstores Are Back, With a Passion” was the title of a recent New York Times article. In it they reported that the American Booksellers Association says the number of indie stores is up 30% since 2009 and that sales at indies were up 10% last year. Let’s keep the trend going in this direction……you can help by shopping often at Cherry Street Books!



  • Story Time – Saturday mornings at 10am

    Saturday mornings are exciting times at Cherry Street! Kids are invited for story time with Lee every Saturday at 10AM; it’s free and open to all. Geared for kids ages 2–5, there are always fun stories, activities and surprises.

  • Aug 4–6 – Crazy Days in Downtown Alex

    Thursday–Saturday • All Day
    crazy-daysWe’ll have Crazy Days bargains at Cherry Street. Special deals on a number of things including 25% off all puzzles. Stop in to see what other bargains you might find. All remaining Ozone socks for men and women are at 40% off. We’ll be ordering new styles and colors for the Fall but will no longer carry the socks for men. Great time to tuck a few pairs away for Christmas or other upcoming occasions.

  • Aug 5 – Booksigning by author Mike Troy

    Friday • noon–2pm
    Mike Troy’s Sinai Subway is a thriller set in Egypt. “Set amid political turmoil and terrorist activity, Sinai Subway is a gripping thriller that almost seems too real to be fiction. Even so, it maintains a sense of humor and offers a love story, as well as an uplifting yet dramatic and edge-of-your-seat conclusion.” Mike spent 19 years as a police officer in Seattle, now lives in the Alexandria area and has spent considerable time in Cairo. This is his first novel.

  • Aug 6 – Booksigning by author Cathy Weber-Zunker

    Saturday • noon–2pm
    Local author Cathy Weber-Zunker will be here for a signing of her new book, The Beach I Walk On. It’s a collection of short inspirational stories you’ll enjoy.

  • Aug 13 – Booksigning by author Richard Hinrichs

    Saturday • noon–2pm
    Another local writer, Richard Hinrichs will be with us in August. Along with co-author Nina Dahlberg, Hinrichs wrote The Legend of King Max. This is a novel based on the fascinating life of a legendary “bigger-than-life” character out of North Dakota history.

  • Sept 4 – Booksigning by author Tim Jollymore

    Sunday • noon–2pm
    Just so we don’t get hung up on the Saturday noon–2 time slot, our next book signing will be on Sunday September 4th from noon–2. Author Tim Jollymore will make his third visit to Cherry Street with his new novel, The Advent of Elizabeth. Although very loosely based on a true incident that occurred at the Cloquet High School many years ago, this book is set in a school in California.

  • Sept 10 – Booksigning by author Rena Olson

    Saturday • 1:30–3pm
    Iowa writer Rena Olson presents her novel, The Girl Before, from 1:30–3 PM here at the store. She will be speaking at Douglas County Public Library that same morning at 11 AM, so you will have two opportunities to meet her.

  • Sept 18 – Booksigning by author J. D. Radke

    Sunday • 1–3pm
    Another Sunday afternoon event for you: J. D. Radke will sign his book, levon a, on September 18th.

  • Sept 24 – Booksigning by author William Kent Krueger

    Saturday • 4pm
    Back to Saturday, but note the later time frame: Very popular Minnesota writer, William Kent Krueger, will join us with his new Cork O’Connor mystery, Manitou Canyon, on Saturday September 24th at 4 PM. He’s only here for an hour, so don’t be late! Joining him will be another popular mystery writer, Jess Lourey (see below). Two for one this time – don’t miss it! Plan ahead for gift-giving and get signed copies while you have the chance.

  • Sept 24 – Booksigning by author Jess Lourey

    Saturday • 4pm
    Joining William Kent Krueger, at the same time on Saturday, will be another popular mystery writer, Jess Lourey (former Alexandrian), with her new book, Salem’s Cipher. Two for one this time – don’t miss it! Plan ahead for gift-giving and get signed copies while you have the chance.

  • Other booksignings scheduled


    Friday, November 11th • 11am–1pm
    Paul Sailer with his book I Had a Comrade. Paul is from the Wadena area and wrote an earlier and very highly praised book of military history called The Oranges Are Sweet.

    Date not set yet:
    Local author Mike Troy signing his brand new novel, Sinai Subway.

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