A Note from Louise

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Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Our books are lovingly chosen. Our store is tended with care.

New from Louise Erdrich

Antelop Woman

Antelope Woman

This updated edition of Louise’s 1998 novel The Antelope Wife features fascinating new content, a new title, beautiful cover art by Aza Erdrich, and a new foreword by the author. "This is a rewrite. I kept a few chapters, but most of this book is new. I gave my Antelope Woman her wise wildness, her unowned heart. That is why she became an Antelope Woman, not an Antelope Wife." - Louise Erdrich
Signed by the author.


Makoons (Birchbark House)

Book 5 in the beloved Birchbark House series. Named for the Ojibwe word for little bear, Makoons and his twin, Chickadee, have traveled with their family to the Great Plains of Dakota Territory. There they must learn to become buffalo hunters and once again help their people make a home in a new land. But Makoons has had a vision that foretells great challenges—challenges that his family may not be able to overcome. Signed by Louise.


LaRose: A Novel

In this literary masterwork, Louise wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in indigenous culture. Signed by Louise.

The glowing reviews are rolling in. Find a full list of links to reviews, videos, interviews and more on the LaRose Media and Reviews page.

Featured Books

Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
by Gerald Vizenor
Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
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by Denise Low
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Masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods.

Part antelope and part rabbit, Jack's social life includes encounters with Roswell aliens, Jayhawks, and Chupacabra (Goat Sucker). Bawdy humor is Jackalope's lifeblood, so join Jack as he (or sometimes she) savors urban legends and juniper-based martinis.

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Holiday Book Drive for Anishinabe Academy Students

Saturday, December 10th @ 10am-7pm
Birchbark Books

When you check out at Birchbark Books this Saturday, please consider making an optional children’s book purchase to give the gift of reading this holiday season. Your book will go to the Division of Indian Work’s Agindaasodaa! (Let’s Read) program, which provides reading intervention services to K-3 students at Anishinabe Academy. All books donated will be distributed to Anishinabe Academy students to help build their home libraries with high-quality, culturally relevant books. The DIW Carolers will be filling the store with holiday cheer at 1pm. See the Division of Indian Work event page for details.

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