Books in the Woods

Package Dates: Spring

Spring: April 6-9, 2017

We co-sponsor this special weekend with Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minnesota. Every year, we offer an eclectic list of books by Minnesota authors — and we invite two authors to be our featured guests each year.

On Friday and Saturday, choose among a variety of facilitated discussions covering the books on the reading list, and in the late afternoon, attend a presentation and book signing with the featured authors.

We are delighted to announce that Dean Bakopoulos and Jonahan Odell are our featured authors for 2017.

Reading list for Books in the Woods 2017

Books by Dean Bakopoulos

Please Don’t Come Back From the Moon

Dean Bakopoulos’s Choice:

So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

Books by Jonathan Odell

The Healing
Miss Hazel and The Rosa Parks League

Jonathan Odell’s Choice:

Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Valley Bookseller Choices:

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

The Details

All of the titles are available at Valley Bookseller, co-sponsor of Books in the Woods. You can order online at  or buy books in person at the store: 217 Main Street North Stillwater, MN 55082. (Gift cards, you might mention, make excellent holiday and birthday gifts…)

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • Thursday dinner, all Friday and Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast
  • Wine and cheese social
  • All Books in the Woods activities, including facilitated book discussions and authors’ presentations
  • All Naturalist activities

$439.00 per person (dual occupancy), best cabin available

Additional nights, including meals – $109.00 per person

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional


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