Author Events

While the Windmill Watched Book Signing

Join us for this special book talk & signing! The Pfeiffer Sisters grew up on a North Dakota farm in the 1950s, watched over by their parents and the windmill that tirelessly provided them with
the water vital to their survival.
Lose yourself in Janine and Jackie’s loving, sometimes spirited recollections, which are complimented by the observations of the ever- present windmill. 

Boys and Oil by Taylor Brorby Book Signing

Join us in welcoming Taylor Brorby as he signs and discusses his memoir Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land.

"Brorby has written not only a truly great memoir, but also a frighteningly relevant one that speaks to the many battles we still have left to fight." --Jung Yun, New York Times Book Review

From a young, gay environmentalist, a searing coming-of-age memoir set against the arid landscape of rural North Dakota, where homosexuality "seems akin to a ticking bomb."

Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land By Taylor Brorby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - June 7th, 2022

An Evening with Denise Lajimodiere

Join us as we welcome Dr. Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain band of the Chippewa tribe and author of multiple books. She has written poetry, academic publications, children's literature and more. Stringing Rosaries and Josie Dances are some of her most popular works with customers of Main Street Books. Mark your calendars, get your books signed!


Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors By Denise K. Lajimodiere Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946163431
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Published: North Dakota State University Press - June 20th, 2019

Josie Dances By Denise Lajimodiere, Angela Erdrich (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681342078
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 4th, 2021

The War Within by Sharlene Leker Book Signing at Main Street Books

Join us as we welcome Sharlene Leker to Main Street Books, part of Arts in the City! 

"The Vietnam War is raging. Rick has fulfilled his obligation to his country by registering with Selective Services. But the last thing he wants is to be called up by Uncle Sam, at least not now.

The War Within By Sharlene Leker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781638147961
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Published: Covenant Books - September 3rd, 2021

Hurricanes of Weakerville by Chris Rylander Book Signing

Acclaimed North Dakota author of The Fourth Stall, Codename Zero, and Legend of Greg series is coming to Main Street Books to sign his newest Middle Grade novel, Hurricanes of Weakerville! 

All his life, Alex Weakerman has had one passion: baseball. Specifically, the Hurricanes of Weakerville, Iowa--the scrappy independent-league team owned by his Grandpa Ira.

The Hurricanes of Weakerville By Chris Rylander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062327505
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Published: Walden Pond Press - June 28th, 2022

Stolen by Lindsey Undlin Book Signing

Lindsey Undlin started writing when she was in fifth grade and self-published her first book at age thirteen. Now at fourteen, she is writing the second book in the series along with playing basketball, softball, and volleyball. It was through being part of a team and general school life that inspired her to create the Swallowsville Series. She lives in Mohall, North Dakota with her family and plans on continuing her writing career with three more books in this series and two spin-off series which should be complete about the time she goes to college.

Stolen By Lindsey Undlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781956906097
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Published: Idun - March 22nd, 2022