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Photo by Rachelle Klemme. An Open Book owner Gillette Kempf shows merchandise from Bethany Book and Gift which is stocked at the front of An Open Book.

An Open Book keeps Bethany's products local

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The closing of Bethany Book and Gift in Wadena seemed to have ended the decades-long Christian bookstore presence in Wadena, but Bethany's products can now be found at the front of An Open Book.


An Open Book owner Gillette Kempf said she had received calls from people who were confused about which of the two Wadena bookstores was closing. An Open Book is still open, and is now carrying merchandise from the closed Bethany.

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