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!



  • June 15 – Downtown Wine, Ale & Art Crawl

    Thursday • 5–7:30pm
    Watch for lots of publicity on this in local media!

    Stop in to see our wonderful books, gifts, toys and more. AND some LIVE ENTERTAINMENT—Elisa Korenne!

  • June 15 – Booksigning by author Elisa Korenne

    Thursday • 6:30pm
    We will host a fun musician/author on the 15th with her new book, Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story. Elisa Korenne is a Yale graduate who had a nice career going in New York City when she came to Minnesota as a short term artist in residence … she met a small town guy, fell in love, and now lives in New York Mills, MN! Elisa will play and sing and do a short presentation on her book at 6:30 PM. Be sure to time your wanderings that evening so that you will be able to hear her!

  • June 17 – Booksigning by author Frank Weber

    Saturday • 12noon–1:30pm
    Frank Weber is on his book launch tour with Murder Book. He will be here at noon and give a brief talk about it at 12:30. Weber is a forensic psychologist whose work has covered a wide variety of murder cases, assessment of psychopaths, and testifying as an expert witness in numerous sexual assault and murder cases. He has published treatment workbooks and a training series for psychologists. His unique understanding of how predators think and his experience with actual court cases have enabled him to create a thrilling mystery in Murder Book. We look forward to meeting him!

  • June 23–30 – Our 10th Anniversary!

    We will be celebrating our 10th year in business June 23rd through the 30th! Wow!! How can it be 10 years already? Be sure to stop in to celebrate with us and enjoy the special treats, sales and surprises. Check our Facebook page for details as we go along.

  • June 24 – The Amazing Alex Race

    Saturday • 10am
    A fun new event is being planned for downtown Alexandria and we want you to know about it! It’s called the Amazing Alex Race and is sponsored by Your Turn Games and Escape Room Alexandria. Form teams of 2–4 players, register online at (click on the Amazing Race banner), and get set for a day of fun and prizes. It all begins at 10AM. Proceeds will be donated to Youth for Christ. We have postcards with all the details for you to pick up at the store if you are interested.

  • June 24 – Storytime & Booksigning by Kari VanWakeren

    Saturday • 10am–1pm
    We are very excited to announce a book release by our own local writer, Kari VanWakeren! She has just picked up the finished copies of her children’s book, Bubble Wrap Girl. Kari will be here to read to the kids during story time and then do a signing on Saturday June 24th. Story time is at 10 AM and the signing will follow from 11–1. We can’t wait to see the finished product; illustrations are by C A Nobens. What a fine event to add to the celebration of our 10th anniversary! Kari is a Pastor at First Lutheran Church here in Alexandria; she is married and the mother of two lovely children.

  • July 8 – Booksigning by author Midge Bubany

    Saturday • 12:30-2pm
    Author Midge Bubany will be back with her new Cal Sheehan mystery novel, Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em. She is a delightful woman who writes some really good mysteries! The first three books in her series are The Equalizer, Silver’s Bones and Crow Wing Dead. Those are presently in stock and the new one will be on the shelf very soon. Please stop in and meet Midge on July 8th.

  • Sept 2 – Booksigning by author Tim Jollymore

    Saturday • 12–2pm
    Tim has been here previously with his earlier books: Listener in the Snow, The Advent of Elizabeth, and Observation Hill: A Novel of Class and Murder. All the mysteries are set in or have roots in Minnesota; the new book is Lake Stories & Other Tales. This will be enjoyed by those who like their reading in shorter chunks. Tim is a captivating personality and loves to talk to readers, so we hope you’ll stop in to meet him.

  • Sept 2 – Booksigning by author William Kent Krueger

    Saturday • 4–5:30pm
    William Kent Krueger will also be here on Sept. 2nd — 4 PM until closing. The latest in the Cork O’Connor series is Sulfur Springs; it will be available in late August. Krueger has many fans here and we don’t want to run out, so let us know if you’d like us to reserve a copy of the book for you. We really appreciate you purchasing your book from us if you will be coming in for the signing.

  • 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.

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