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Great Gifts at North Wind Books with April Stevens

December 6, 2019

The holiday season is here and that means finding special gifts for family and friends.  On this episode of Finlandia Fridays Olivia Myers is joined by April Stevens to discuss all the great, unique gifts you can find at North Wind Books.

“This year especially we are selling a lot of the Taste of Finnish America, that book was coordinated by the Finnish American Heritage Center so all proceeds do benefit their programing,” said Stevens. “That has been a hit this holiday season because it came out after the holidays last year. It spotlights a lot of local recipes and stories.”

North Wind Books sell more than just books though. They have an assortment of candles, chocolate, FinnU and Soumi apparel, tea and more. Last week the store participated in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and held a book fair for local schools.

“It is our 20th anniversary so our promotion was giving back, so we did hold book fairs for local schools for their libraries.”

The pair also spoke about Patricia Van Pelt, the history of North Wind Books and the memorial service in her honor, as well as a new room in the store that pays tribute to her and her work.  Finally, Stevens touched on Textbook Buy Back for students to sell their textbooks back next week during finals.

North Wind Books will be open Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm for the remainder of the holiday season. Those looking to shop online and receive their gifts in time for the holidays, should purchase by December 13, 2019.



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