Upcoming Events

An Evening with Thomas D. Peacock

Oct 10 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm


What: An Evening with Thomas J. Peacock
When: Monday, October 10th at 7pm
Where: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
Free & Open to the Public

Thomas D. Peacock will give an evening reading from his most recent book, The Tao of Nookomis, published recently by North Star Press.

Thomas D. Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake ­Superior (Anishinaabe Ojibwe). Several of his books (Ojibwe Waasa ­Inaabida, The Good Path) were Minnesota Book Award winners. The ­Seventh Generation took home a national Multicultural Children’s Book of the Year award. Other books include A Forever Story, Collected Wisdom, The Four Hills of Life, and To Be Free. An illustrated children’s book, The Forever Sky, will be released in 2017. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Little Sand Bay, Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota.

Apostle Islands Booksellers will be on hand with book available for purchase.

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch

Oct 12 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm


What: Reading and Discussion with author and farmer Lucie B. Amundson
When: Wednesday, October 12th at 7pm
Where: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland
Free & open to the public

Amundsen is the author of  Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch, the winner of the Midwest Choice Award in Nonfiction 2016. She is also co-owner of Locally Laid Egg Company, an organic egg farm in Duluth, Minn. Her eggs can easily be found in the Chequamegon Bay region.
Apostle Islands Booksellers will be on hand with books available for purchase.

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Presentation & Discussion with Kurt D. Fausch

Oct 13 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm


What: Reading and Discussion with author Kurt D. Fausch
When: Thursday, October 13th at 7pm
Where: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland
Free & open to the public

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will award Kurt D. Fausch the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for his book, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey.

Fausch is an ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living in streams and how streams are linked to their riparian forests. In this book, Fausch crosses boundaries of countries, cultures, and disciplines to ask why healthy rivers are essential for humans, and what would lead us to ensure that they join us in our future. Apostle Islands Booksellers will be on hand with books available for purchase.

Reading & Signing with William Kent Krueger

Oct 23 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm


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What: William Kent Krueger Reading & Discussion
When: Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm
Where: Big Water Coffee Roasters, 117 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield
Free & open to the public

Cork O'Connor is back! A taut, suspenseful thriller, Manitou Canyon features everything readers love in a Cork O’Connor novel: a dramatic Northwoods setting, an intriguing view of the Objibwe culture, an enigmatic crime, masterful storytelling, and more than a few surprises. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy.

Join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm at Big Water Coffee Roasters where author William Kent Krueger will read from and discuss his latest mystery! Following the discussion, we will have copies available for purchase and signing across the street at Apostle Islands Booksellers.

Wisconsin's John Muir: Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service

Nov 22 2016 - 2:00pm

John Muir (1838-1914) was one of America's most important environmental thinkers and activists. He came to Wisconsin as a boy, grew up near Portage, and attended the University of Wisconsin. After decades of wandering in the mountains of California, he led the movement for national parks and helped create the Sierra Club.

But for much of his life, Muir's call to protect wild places fell on deaf ears. This exhibit about Muir"s life and legacy is being shared by the Wisconsin Historical Society with 25 local libraries and historical societies during 2016 in order to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.

We are proud to be partnering with the Bayfield Carnegie Library and the Bayfield Heritage Association to host this fantastic display.