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Valley Bookseller - the bookstore with great reads!

Special Event

PolliNation Festival 2017

Valley Bookseller is proud to be attending and selling books at the PolliNation Festival on September 10, 2017. 

History in the making. PARTY WITH PURPOSE to protect our pollinators. Proceeds go to Pollinator Friendly Alliance. Put your bee on and have an amazingly fun time.
Bands, beer, food trucks, games, art, performance, honey, bees, Minnesota Pollinator Awards and special guests.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/PolliNATIONFestivalMN/

Find Waldo in Downtown Stillwater

Valley Bookseller will be hosting our sixth annual month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo! Join us anytime during the month of July and get in on the fun.

Find Waldo in 25 downtown businesses and help spread the Shop Local message. Stop by the store to pick up your passport and then get ready to do some exploring!

Turn in your completed passport to enter a drawing for prizes. Winners will be notified by phone in early August.

Educator Appreciation Event

We appreciate our Educators! Teachers, administrators and support staff receive 20% off their purchases at Valley Bookseller on Friday and Saturday (excludes newspapers, magazines and gift cards). We will have drawings for prizes, treats and a swag bag giveaway for the first 24 people who make a purchase and show us their credentials. 

Many thanks to the following downtown businesses who partnered with us for this event and donated items to the swag bags.


Daily Grind

Darn Knit Anyway

Dock Cafe

Forget Me Not


Book of the Month: Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Each month, we'll introduce you to an important book and offer it at 15% off!

Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown). The picture book, which he wrote and illustrated, is a vibrant biography of street artist Basquiat. The book also is the winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. 

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316213882
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day. Special merchandise, treats, register for prizes! We are doing drawings on the hour from 10:00am - 7:00pm and also offering 20% off clothing.

For the second consecutive year, independent bookstores in the Twin Cities are teaming up to create a Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day on April 29, 2017. 

How to participate:

Club Book with Lily King

Award-winning novelist Lily King is the author of Euphoria, one of 2014’s best reviewed books.

Euphoria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802123701
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

Father of the Rain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802145345
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

The Pleasing Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802143747
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - March 2010

The English Teacher Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802142665
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - June 7th, 2006

Club Book with Chris Pavone

Chris Pavone burst onto the mystery thriller scene in 2012 with The Expats, a chart-topping spy novel centered around an unassuming American housewife who stumbles upon evidence of a major conspiracy – while safeguarding a secret of her own. His debut earned Pavone both Edgar and Anthony awards. The international bestseller is currently in print in over twenty languages, and being adapted for a major motion picture produced by Kevin Spacey.

The Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348508
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - January 10th, 2017

The Accident Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348478
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - January 6th, 2015

The Expats: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770435721
Availability: Backordered
Published: Broadway Books - January 22nd, 2013

Harry Potter Day

We hereby declare Sunday, July 31, 2016, Harry Potter Day at Valley Bookseller, in honor of the much anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

The store will open an hour early (8:00 am) so you can pick up your preorders! Even if you didn't preorder, you can get a copy for 20% off while supplies last. Don't miss out: call ahead and reserve your copy (or use our website to place your order) if you want to be sure to get your hands on one on the official release day.

We will also have treats, trivia, drawings and giveaways!


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