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.

  • July 9 – Booksigning by author Gene Stark

    Saturday • 2–4pm

    Book signing and reading by author Gene Stark. Gene has written some wonderful poetry and fiction, but this latest book is different. In Accidentally Green – Building an Organic Livelihood he tells us what he has learned about native plants, growing organically, the organic farmer’s market in St. Paul, wholesale grower projects, shoreline restoration, bees and butterflies and more. He will be in the store to meet you and to share his knowledge. All are welcome!

  • July 14 – Downtown Wine & Art Crawl

    Thursday • 5–8pm
    It’s the second Art & Wine Crawl of the summer! Start at the AAAA Theater to buy your wristband if you want to sample wines; then start your trip through multiple downtown stores to enjoy the work of a wide variety of artists and to sample some wines and snacks. It’s a great way to socialize in our lovely downtown and many stores will offer some special sales for the event. That includes Cherry Street Books! Our artist will be Nory McNelis who plans to demonstrate oil painting outside in front of the store; she will have some of her paintings and hand dyed silk scarves inside to admire or to purchase.

  • July 16 – Booksigning by author Midge Bubany

    Saturday • noon–2pm

    Author Midge Bubany will be in the store. Midge has written three books with the most recent being Crow Wing Dead. Her earlier books are The Equalizer and Silver’s Bones, all published by North Star Press in St. Cloud. Crow Wing Dead is the 3rd in her Cal Sheehan mystery series. If you enjoy mysteries, you might want to give her a try! Please come in to meet Midge on the 16th.

  • July 22 – 3rd Annual Party in the Street

    Friday • 4–11pm

    3rd Annual Party in the Street (Downtown) beginning at 4 PM with many fun family activities and going all the way until 11 PM. There are a wide variety of events planned and different foods available, so check out the posters with all the details. More info next time. Downtown is the place to be! The flowers, trees and plantings are really looking great this summer!

  • July 30 – Booksigning by author Michael Maurer

    Saturday • noon–2pm

    Sartell author, Michael Maurer, will be here from Noon to 2 PM with his book, Perfume River Nights. Maurer is a Viet Nam war veteran and later lived for 9 years in Asia. His book is a wartime story; “More than a war story, Perfume River Nights is a tale of tragic events and the heroic quest to know ourselves and find our way.” A compelling story…check this one out.

  • July 31 – New Harry Potter book release

    A new Harry Potter book is due out soon! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written in play form and follows the story as it left off in book #7. A strict release date of July 31st (Harry’s birthday) is set. We have books ordered but if you’d like to be sure you or your favorite Harry Potter reader gets in on it right away, please call or stop in to get your name on the list!

  • Other booksignings scheduled


    Sunday, September 4th • 1–3pm
    Tim Jollymore with his new novel, The Advent of Elizabeth.

    Saturday, September 17th • noon–2pm
    J. D. Radke signing his book, levon a.

    Saturday, September 24th • 4–5pm
    William Kent Krueger signing Manitou Canyon (a Cork O’Connor mystery) and Jess Lourey signing Salem’s Cipher.

    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.

    Dates not set yet:
    Mike Troy signing his brand new novel, Sinai Subway.
    Cathy Weber-Zunker with her new book, The Beach I Walk On.
    (both local authors)

    Lots of dates to get on your calendar!

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