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About the new bookstore

Borealis Bookstore has reopened under a new name An Open Book, and is located in the Bernauer Building (formerly housing the Village Emporium) at 114 Jefferson St. in downtown Wadena. Visit the new store for ordering books.

For information on Borealis Books, and imprint of Minnesota Historical Society Press, please visit

Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books on the history, art, and culture of the Upper Midwest. Founded in 1859, it is the oldest publisher in the state and the largest historical society press in the United States. Seeking to publish books for a broad audience, they make books both for general readers and specialists. Understanding that where we come from is crucial to who we are today and will be tomorrow, the press publishes books that explore the importance of place in this rich and varied region we call home.

Borealis Books, the national trade imprint of Minnesota Historical Society Press, strives to publish works of enduring value that illuminate our shared quest for identity, place, and heritage.

A lively magazine about the history of the state and the Upper Midwest, Minnesota History features well-researched, engaging articles on fresh topics ranging from the early jazz scene in Minneapolis and a historic high-school basketball “dream team” to rural school consolidation and the birth of civil rights in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Historical Society Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses. AAUP is an organization of nonprofit scholarly publishers whose 122 members—located in the United States, Canada, and abroad—publish high-quality books, journals, and electronic media for educated readers throughout the world.

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