Check Out These Events at Valley Bookseller (Plus a Bonus Book Pick)

by | Aug 2019

A stack of books at Valley Bookseller.


Valley Bookseller’s Rachael Johnson recommends a funny summer read, plus a handful of events at the store.

I absolutely loved Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny. It’s hard to describe what makes it special; it’s quirky and brilliantly funny and heartwarming. Heiny is a rare talent that can pull off this level of humor while still being insightful and spot-on about love and family life and origami and raising a child with autism. This story is character-driven; don’t expect a complex plot. The cast jumps off the pages, especially Audra. Think of the person you know who has no filter and multiply that times 1,000 … that’s Audra. Grab this book and laugh out loud at the beach or poolside this summer!

Plus, I hope you’ll join Valley Bookseller for our regular book events:

  • You’ll meet authors and other book lovers at Literature Lovers’ Night Out™️.
  • On July 23 we hosted a launch party for bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal’s new book, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, at Lake Monster Brewing. Find the book in store.
  • And on September 4, join us for a special edition of our popular Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour as we honor local favorite William Kent Krueger and the release of his new novel, This Tender Land.

Get more event info and tickets at; look for the red “buy tickets” button.

Rachael Johnson is a bookseller at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minn.
Facebook: Valley Bookseller
Twitter: @valleybkseller



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