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.

  • Sept 4 – Booksigning by author Tim Jollymore

    Sunday • noon–2pm
    Minnesota author Tim Jollymore is here with his mystery novel called The Advent of Elizabeth. Although the novel is set in California, it is loosely based on a murder that happened in the Cloquet High School band room many years ago.

  • Sept 10 – Booksigning by author Rena Olsen

    Saturday • 1:30–3pm
    Next Saturday, we will host Iowa author Rena Olson. The Girl Before is her first novel and is getting great reviews! Rena will be speaking at the Library earlier in the day; let’s give her a good welcome to Alexandria and support this up-and-coming author!

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

    Sunday • 1–3pm
    Author J. D. Radke. levon a is described as “a layered, beautifully wrought story told in reverse chronology” and an “ambitious debut.” It will be interesting to talk with Radke about how he constructed his novel…a fun event for a lovely September Sunday afternoon.

  • Sept 24 – Booksigning by author William Kent Krueger

    Saturday • 4pm
    Perennially popular Minnesota writer, William Kent Krueger, will release the 15th novel in his compelling mystery series featuring detective Cork O’Connor (Manitou Canyon)on September 6th. Krueger will be here at Cherry Street Books on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 4 PM to greet readers and sign copies for you.

  • Sept 24 – Booksigning by author Jess Lourey

    Saturday • 4pm
    Joining William Krueger will be Jess Lourey, former instructor at the ATCC now living in St. Cloud. She is gaining more and more recognition for her writing and will release a new book in early September called Salem’s Cipher. This is the beginning of a new series; fans of her quirky, humorous Murder-by-the-Month Series will be shocked at the decidedly “un-humorous” nature of this fast-paced thriller set in Minneapolis.

  • Nov 11 – Booksigning by author Paul Sailer

    Friday, November 11th • 11am–1pm
    Paul Sailer will be here 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.

  • Like us on Facebook

    Have you “liked”Cherry Street Books yet on Facebook? Check it out often for updates on events or other special information and photos.

Leave a Reply