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Welcome to Apostle Islands Booksellers - OPEN YEAR ROUND!

Apostle Islands BooksellersApostle Islands Booksellers is a full-service, locally-owned, independent bookstore located in Bayfield, Wisconsin on the south shore of Lake Superior. Our collection of books emphasizes the history, cultures, nature, lifestyle, cuisine and activities of our locale – the Apostle Islands, the Chequamegon region, Lake Superior, the Great Lakes, Ojibwe Country and the Northwoods.
We offer carefully selected general fiction and non-fiction titles of interest to residents of Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland and the surrounding communities as well as the many visitors who journey to the unique and spectacular settings of Madeline Island, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Gaylord A. Nelson National Wilderness Area. We also carry a selection of quality accessories, maps and charts, and gift items with a regional flavor.
You will find us on Rittenhouse Avenue in the heart of historic Bayfield, Wisconsin across from the Big Water Café and Coffee Roasters. Come in and browse. If we don’t have just what you want, we can usually get it for you quickly or find an excellent alternative. Check our Events calendar and join us for author readings, book groups and other events to add a literary dimension to your Bayfield experience.
Also, take a moment to read some of the recent articles written about us:
Bayfield County Journal, Michael Perry Scavengers Event


William Kent Krueger Reading & Discussion

windigo island cover image Celebrate Windigo Island with William Kent Krueger

When: Sunday, October 12th at 3:30pm
Where: Big Water Coffee Roasters, 117 Rittenhouse Ave (across the street from our shop!)
Free and open to the public

Cork O'Connor is at it again. When the body of a teenage girl washes up on the shore of a malevolent place the local Ojibwe call Windigo Island, Cork’s old friend Henry Meloux asks him to investigate. Because the safety of Meloux’s family is at stake, Cork agrees. Very soon, he finds himself pursued by monsters both mythic and all too real, and the net of danger quickly widens to fall across Cork and his own family as well.

We are thrilled to be welcoming Kent back for the fifth straight year! Kent will read an excerpt or two from his latest novel. Discussion and questions will follow.



Robin Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, at Northland College

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

braiding sweetgrass cover image 2014 Winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award

When: Monday, October 27th at 7pm
Where: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, Ashland, WI
Free and Open to the Public

Join author Robin Kimmerer, winner of the 2014 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Adult Literature. Kimmerer will read from her award winning book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants and provide insights into a spiritual relationship with the greater web of life

Apostle Islands Booksellers will be on hand with copies for purchase.

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