2016 Summer Reading Book

Karen Joy Fowler Q&A and Book Signing- August 31 @ 7:30pm

We are pleased to announce that Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, will join us for the our Opening Convocation as well as a Question and Answer session at 7:30pm with a book signing to follow on Wednesday, August 31st in the Center for Faith and Life.

This is the author of the campus-wide required 2016-2017 academic year summer reading book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

The book is available to purchase in the Book Shop, or online.

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Storybook Reading 2014

Family Weekend - September 17 & 18

The Luther Book Shop will be open Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am- 5:00pm and Sunday, September 18 from 9:30am- 1:30pm

Join us in the Book Shop on Saturday, from 11:00am to noon, as Luther education students and the Book Shop host the seventh annual Storybook Reading. Children of all ages are invited to listen as students read from favorite storybooks. Cookies will be served.

Also on Saturday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Mary Brooks will sign copies and read her book, Bampa's Bag. Brooks, a Decorah native, retired educator, and currently Head Judge of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Books are available for purchase in the Book Shop.

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Luther College Writers Festival - September 23 & 24

Friday, September 23

4:00pm-5:30pm @ the Recital Hall
Opening Panel: Fiction Reading and Conversation

Charles Baxter and Jane Hamilton
Book Signing and Reception to Follow

7:30pm - 9:00pm @ the Center for Faith and Life
Keynote Address: Erik Larson

“The Lost City of Me: Strange Odysseys in Nonfiction Writing”
Book Signing and Reception to Follow

Saturday, September 24

9:00am - 4:00pm @ The Book Shop

The Book Shop will provide novels of all the presenters and authors that are available. Stop in and purchase some of your favorite authors' books.

Book Signings
Almost all the authors in attendance will have an author signing for their novel just outside the Book Shop. Purchase your favorite books in the Book Shop,get them signed, and meet your favorite author.

10:20am-10:40am @ The Book Shop
Book Signings by
Amy Weldon
Eli Burrell
Charlie Langton
John Domini
Sheila O'Connor

12:00pm - 12:20pm @ The Book Shop
Book Signings by
Charles D'Ambrosio
Athena Kildegaard
Ryan Collins
Patrick Hicks
Cary Waterman
Grant Tracey
Steve Semken
June Melby

12:55pm-1:15pm @ The Book Shop
Book Signings by
Tim Bascom
James McKean
JD Schraeffenberger
Gretchen Marquette
Nick Twelow
Carol Gilbertson
Cass Dalglish

4:30pm-5:30pm @ the Center for Life and Faith Recital Hall
Closing Plenary: Craft Lecture by Bret Anthony Johnston
Book Signing to follow


The Luther Book Shop welcomes all keynote speakers, presenters, participants and community members to the Luther College Writers Fest

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Homecoming - October 1 & 2

On Saturday, October 1, the Book Shop will host several authors for book signings.


Carol Edwards Denekas- '91 Luther Grad

Karen Schmidt Schlindwein- '86 Luther Grad


Gracia Grindal will sign her recent publication, Unstoppable: The Norwegian Pioneers Educate their Daughters. This author signing is brought to you by the Phi Beta Kappa Symposium on the Liberal Arts.


Connie Kronlokken- '66 Luther Grad

Mary Jorgensen- '66 Luther Grad

Jennifer Gipp- '04 Luther Grad


Laura (Paulson) Landau-'91 Luther Grad

David Rosheim- '66 Luther Grad

Jerry Johnson-retired Luther staff

*Time slots may change and more authors may be added to the event. Please keep checking website.


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May 4th Star Wars Party

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 Star Wars Day in the Book Shop

Star Wars Day in the Book Shop Wednesday, May 4. Stop in from 8:45am-4:45pm for a "one with the force" filled day.

Wednesday, May 4, 9:00am-4:45pm the Book Shop is sponsoring a Star Wars Party. From 10:30am-11:30am Derek Sweet will be signing his new book, "Star Wars in the Public Square: The Clone Wars as Political Dialogue." There will be Star Wars themed treats, games, picture ops, and more. Wear a costume and receive a special discount.

Come if you dare and May the 4th be with you!

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National Student Day 2015

National Student Day - Thursday, October 8

The Book Shop will be honoring Luther students on National Student Day, Thursday, October 8, for their volunteer efforts and work in making the world a better place. All Luther students are invited to take the Jelly Belly Bamboozled Challenge and receive an extra 10% off your entire purchase of clearance items. 

Now through October 22, 2015 stop by the Book Shop and take a selfie. Post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram  Use #GIVEME5NSD and be entered to win a $500 campus store gift card. Winner will be announced October 26.  

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Christmas at Luther 2015

Christmas at Luther - Dec. 3 - 6

Join us in the Book Shop for Christmas at Luther. We will be open Thursday, December 3 from 8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday, December 4 from 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Place an order for the 2015 Christmas at Luther CD by purchasing in the Book Shop or from our website by clicking here.

The Elf on the Shelf will be making special appearances in the Book Shop on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p..m. Great photo opportunities. The elf will surely be full of mischief! 

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