Sweet Reads Books, LLC 407 N. Main Street Austin, MN 55912 (507) 396-8660 sweetreadsbooks@gmail.com
Sweet Reads is not just your average book and candy store - it's an experience! You'll find opportunities to take pictures inside the train or in the forest. Experience the coolest bookstore in the area. You’ll find new and used books, local and regional authors, magazines, unique candies, frozen treats and a selection of Minnesota and Austin novelty items.
Books
New and Used Hard covers and Paperbacks (priced at $1, $2, and $5) Large selection of comic books Magazines including regional titles… Minnesota Business, Coopers Gardening, Fly Fishing, Midwest Quilts, Brew Will special order Will take your like-new used books for credit
Candy
Nostalgic assortment including assorted taffy, Boston Baked Beans, Satellite Wafers, 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.
Frozen Treats
Variety of tasty treats very reasonably priced, such as Klondike Bars, Luigas, Fat Boys, Icees, and seasonally push-ups.
Local Authors
The owner’s favorite area of the store the local selections by local writers. Many award winning books and many genres featured Meet and Greet events throughout the fall and winter months, often featuring a unique twist (coloring time, musical performance, recipe demonstrating, etc) See schedule – it will be updated as often as changes are made!
Local Artisans
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
The World’s Largest Collection of Berenstain Bear memorabilia, as honored by the 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!)