In June the Wadena County Historical Society celebrated its grand opening of their bookstore. According to Executive Director Lina Belar, the bookstore has seen increased patronage as people explore the many Minnesota authors whose books are prominently displayed within the store.

Belar often invites local authors to participate in BookEnds, a presentation that features local artists, authors, and intellectuals. The meetings are open to the public and usually include demonstrations and live readings.

The inventory of books is always changing, with new titles being swapped in regularly. Belar explained that the bookstore serves as an excellent place for locals to build historical connections with the people and institutions around them.

The Wadena County Historical Museum is located at 603 North Jefferson in Wadena. For more information, call 218-631-9079 or email