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Three Things: Bookworm Edition + A Contest!

2012 June 25

Boy oh boy, have we got some major treats for you! This week, we’re teaming up with Patrick Coleman, Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society, and curator of “The 150 Best Minnesota Books” list. So far, he has over 60 books on the list, and this week, we’re taking suggestions for the remaining spots!

Know a book that abso-positively must be on the list? To start with, head over to The 150 Best Minnesota Books List… So Far to make sure your book isn’t already on the list. Then leave the title, author, and a brief reason why you think it belongs on the list either on the Hazel & Wren Facebook page, or here in the comment section of this blog post.

Everyone who posts a suggestion will be added to the hat, from which we’ll pull the winner on Friday at noon. Have more than one book to suggest? We’ll throw your name in for each “Best Minnesota” book you suggest. That means the more suggestions, the greater your chances to win! The winner will receive a free letterpress print of their choice, plus (for those of you in the Twin Cities area) FREE ADMISSION to the Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair this weekend! Wowee!

We’ll also be compiling all of the suggestions for Patrick to take into consideration for future books. So if you’re persuasive enough, you just might see your book(s) on the list in the near future!

So, bookworms: Ready, set, go!


Winslow Homer, The New Novel, 1877. Watercolor. Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA.


Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, c. 1562. Oil on canvas. Skokloster Castle, Sweden


Géza Vörös, Reading Woman, undated (Ecole de Paris movement). Oil on canvas. Private collection.


Psst: Stay tuned this week for more book fun, including an interview with Patrick Coleman, and more information on this weekend’s Book Fair!