Paperbacks and Pieces

429 Mankato Ave.

Winona, MN   55987

(507) 452-5580

Paperbacks and Pieces

Winona’s oldest and largest bookstore since 1977

Over 35,000 titles

 

Used and new books

Gifts, candles and cards

photo of old book
Photo of Paperbacks and Pieces bookstore

Calendar of EventsFOR SALE: Established Hometown Bookstore

 

Rev. Gerald Schumm Jr.

Pass the Paddle

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Susan Bartlett Foote

The Crusade for Forgotten Souls

Saturday, September 14, 2019

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Terri Karsten and Colleagues

Lost and Found: Tales of Things Gone Missing

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Mary Dupont

Mrs. Ambassador

Saturday, September 28, 2019

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Laureate’s Writer Series

First Tuesday of every month at 7 pm

Location: Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West 2nd St. Winona, MN

 

 

Paperbacks and Pieces Bookstore, Winona's oldest and largest bookstore since 1977, is available for purchase.

 

Some highlights:

  • FORTY years in business.
  • 4,000+ customer base
  • Price is $64,900

 

Inventory including but not limited to:

  • 35,000+ books (new and used)
  • Bookmarks, candles, book lights, bags, greeting cards
  • Racks, spinners, counters, bookshelves, baskets, furniture, tables, counters, kids play area with tons of toys, seasonal items including decorations, computers (2)
  • Bookstore software
  • Bookstore jingle
  • Safe and community focused gathering place
  • ......and SO much more.
  • Bookstore only. Sale does not include the building.

 

If you have a serious interest in purchasing this hometown community bookstore,

please send an email to pbpieces@hbci.com with "Bookstore Purchase" on the subject line.

 

We are still operating BUSINESS AS USUAL.

 

Answers to FAQ's:

 

  • Yes, it is true, your local community bookstore Paperbacks and Pieces is for sale.
  • Shelley is fine and is very excited and looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life.
  • It has been 20 years (Shelley owned) and 40 years in business.
  • Now is the perfect time to own an indie bookstore. CBS recently reported that there is a big boom in independent bookstore sales and services and indie bookstores are making a huge comeback.
  • All the pieces are in place and ready for the next owner(s) to take it to the next level.

 

 

Rev. Gerald Schumm Jr. - Pass the PaddleRev. Gerald Schumm Jr.

Pass the Paddle

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. – In 2000, Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Schumm paddled the length of the Mississippi River.

 

The book is Jerry’s memoir of his journey down the Mississippi River. It is the story of how his life-long dream to canoe the length of the river became a reality. It was an excursion like no other. Jerry never paddled alone. Friends and family members signed up to journey sections of the river. A ceremonial paddle was passed from one canoeist to the next – a giant relay. One man, one canoe, 19 friends, one majestic river.

 

About the Author:

Rev. Dr. Gerald E. Schumm, Jr.  – Jerry – is a retired United Church of Christ minister and Dade County Public School social studies teacher.  Jerry and his wife Jeanne (now married 50 years) have always had the bug for travel adventures. This has included many trips abroad and setting foot in all 50 states. Jerry is most comfortable in the out-of -doors. John Maybin DeFraites, Jr. is a geospatial information manager for the City of New Orleans. He is a skilled “map maker” who studied both landscape architecture and urban planning. Dr. Jeanne Shay Schumm is Professor Emerita from the University of Miami.

 

Susan Bartlett Foote - The Crusade for Forgotten SoulsSusan Bartlett Foote

The Crusade for Forgotten Souls

Saturday, September 14, 2019

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Winner of the 2019 Minnesota Book Award for Minnesota Nonfiction.

 

The stirring story of the reform movement that laid the groundwork for a modern mental health system in Minnesota.

 

The Crusade for Forgotten Souls recounts Minnesota’s reform movement that broke the stigma surrounding mental illness, publicized the painful truth about the state’s asylums, and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a modern mental health system. Susan Bartlett Foote tells the story of the early advocates for compassionate care of the mentally ill who made the crusade a success.

 

Susan Bartlett Foote is professor emerita in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where she was head of the Division of Health Policy and Management from 1999 to 2005. She is author of Managing the Medical Arms Race: Innovation and Public Policy in the Medical Device Industry.

 

Terri Karsten and Colleagues - Lost and Found: Tales of Things Gone MissingTerri Karsten and Colleagues

Lost and Found: Tales of Things Gone Missing

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Lost and Found: Tales of Things Gone Missing is a collection of stories and poems exploring the theme of lost and found. Fifty-eight writers from around the globe contribute their ideas, from heart-wrenching stories of loss to joyous celebrations of finding.

 

Terri Karsten is joined by eight other contributing authors at this event: Larry Bastian, Peter Donndelinger, Terri Hansen, Linda Meier, Mark Meier, Ashlyn Monroe, K. R. Powers and Kelly Schoberg.

 

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WHAT IS TRADE CREDIT?

In short, trade credit reduces your out-of-pocket cost on new and gently-read books.

 

HOW DO I GET TRADE CREDIT?

That’s easy! Simply bring in your gently-read books (limit 1 grocery bag per day, please). Once we have inspected them for quality and quantity limits, you will receive 20% of the cover price in trade credit.

 

HOW DOES TRADE CREDIT SAVE ME MONEY?

Please use the following examples for easy reference to pricing:

 

USED BOOK PURCHASE WITH TRADE CREDIT

  • Example Cover Price:  $8.00
  • Less 50% (standard):  $4.00
  • Less 25% trade credit:  $2.00
  • Your out-of-pocket cost only:  $2.00 (plus tax)

 

NEW BOOK PURCHASE WITH TRADE CREDIT

  • Example Cover Price:  $8.00
  • Less 25% trade credit:  $2.00
  • Your out-of-pocket cost only:  $6.00 (plus tax)

 

(Some restrictions may apply. Trade credit has no cash value.

Trade credit expires if inactive for one full year.)

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

  • Fiction hardcover with three exceptions: Children's books, large print and fiction hardcover that was purchased from us.
  • Textbooks
  • Books with highlighting, underlining, torn, broken, water damaged or in poor condition.
  • Harlequin & Silhouette novellas without an inside barcode.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any book.

 

TOP TEN REASONS TO SHOP AT PAPERBACKS AND PIECES

 

  1. There are over 35,000 titles to browse through in a bright and clean environment.
  2. Used books are already discounted by 50% or more - BIGGER discounts with trade credit.
  3. Most new books discounted 20% for your registered book club or take 25% off with your trade credit.
  4. Titles are separated by genre and alphabetized for your convenience.
  5. Looking for a new or used book? Give us the title and we will call you when it arrives!
  6. No title is too old, no reader is too young.
  7. Found a new author? Want to read them all? We are the place.
  8. We host great events, such as author appearances and contests.
  9. We track your trade credit for you.
  10. We recycle, recycle, recycle.
  11. Oops, just want to say that WE LOVE BOOKS.

 

 

 

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