SweetReadsisnotjustyouraveragebookandcandystore-it'sanexperience!You'llfindopportunities totakepicturesinsidethetrainorintheforest.Experiencethecoolestbookstoreinthearea.You’llfind newandusedbooks,localandregionalauthors,magazines,uniquecandies,frozentreatsanda selection of Minnesota and Austin novelty items.
•New and Used Hard covers and Paperbacks (priced at $1, $2, and $5)•Large selection of comic books•Magazinesincludingregionaltitles…MinnesotaBusiness,CoopersGardening,Fly Fishing, Midwest Quilts, Brew•Will special order•Will take your like-new used books for credit
•Nostalgicassortmentincludingassortedtaffy,BostonBakedBeans,SatelliteWafers, Candy Buttons, Mary Janes, Sky Bars, O Henrys, chocolate rocks•Minnesota Made – Pearson Salted Nut Rolls, Nut Goodies•Unique favorites like gummi pigs and sour pigs and real Crickettes!•Unusual assortment of BACON candy to honor the local industry.
•Varietyoftastytreatsveryreasonablypriced,suchasKlondikeBars,Luigas,FatBoys, Icees, and seasonally push-ups.
•Theowner’sfavoriteareaofthestore–thelocalselectionsbylocalwriters.Many award winning books and many genres featured•MeetandGreeteventsthroughoutthefallandwintermonths,oftenfeaturinga unique twist (coloring time, musical performance, recipe demonstrating, etc)•See schedule – it will be updated as often as changes are made!
•Unique cards and Paper Items by Kim Grage and Susan DeVries•Soaps, Sweater Mittens, and Hand-Crafted Jewelry by MariJo Stanek•Soaps and Jams by our local Carmelite Monks•Feather Clips, Inukshuk rock figures, and fishing lure jewelry by Ginny Riege•Artwork by Anthony Donaghue, Sid Hayes, and Tristan Armstrong•Bookstore Candles by Frostbeard Studios
The Berenstain Bears Museum
•TheWorld’sLargestCollectionofBerenstainBearmemorabilia,ashonoredbythe Guiness Book of World Records•Over 2000 items, including close to 700 book and similar form titles•On Loan by B Mariska, owner and collector•A must see for the entire family (especially the 1950’s titles by Stan and Jan Berenstain!)