Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by author Louise Erdrich, this book store is a great place to shop for Native American and First Nations fiction such as Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika Wurth, Dirty Copper by Jim Northrup, and a host of other exciting titles. If you’re looking to learn more about the Anishaanbe and Dakota people, try the non-fiction selection, including Chippewa Customs by Frances Densmore, Dakota Life in the Upper Mid-West by Samuel W. Pond, and lots more. There is also a great selection of memoirs and biographies: Crazy Dave by Basil Johnston, Portage Lake by Maude Kegg, and too many others to name.
Available for purchase is a selection of Indigenous jewellery, crafts, and art. The store also hosts reading and book release gatherings.
If you can’t get to the Twin Cities, check out Birch Bark Books online shop. If what you desire isn’t available, contact the staff, because they’ll order it for you.
Although I’ve never visited the store in person, the knowledgeable staff provide me with great service through their online store.