A hint for this week’s trivia question

 Stuck on this week’s trivia question at Big Brain Comics/Excelsior Bay Books?  Here’s some help:

  • Having a hard time hearing the song? “Most nights are crystal clear/ But tonight it’s like it’s stuck between stations / On the radio.”

Good Luck!

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Scavenger Hunt Week 5: November 8 – November 14

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION:

  • Which rock band, whose lead singer grew up in Minnesota, has songs populated with literary figures from William Butler Yeats to Nelson Algren to Minnesota’s own John Berryman?

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Big Brain Comics

1027 Washington Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

Excelsior Bay Books

36 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331-1823

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Scavenger Hunt Week 4: November 1 – November 7

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION:

  • Which Pulitzer Prize-winning poet wrote a poem that references the Walker Art Center, the Guthrie Theater, and the former Minneapolis Artificial Limb Exchange, and what is the name of the poem?

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Back to Books

520 Second Street

Hudson, WI 54016

 

Once Upon a Crime

604 West 26th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55405 

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Scavenger Hunt Week 3: October 25 – October 31

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION:

  • In 1898, a 13-year-old boy named Harry ran away from his Minnesota home to serve as a drummer boy in the Spanish-American War. He didn’t make it out of Sauk Centre that day, but later, as the first American to win a Nobel Prize for Literature, he traveled widely. What was his name?

Visit one or all of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Barnes & Noble – HarMar
2100 North Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum Shop
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Midway Books
1579 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104-3903

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This week’s hint, plus a note from the University of Minnesota Bookstore

There’s still time for you to answer this week’s trivia question at Uncle Hugo’s / Uncle Edgar’s or the University of Minnesota Bookstore. Need a hint? We’re happy to help:

  • This writer will be a part of the Library Foundation of Hennepin County’s 2009-2010 Pen Pals Lecture Series.

One of the goals of the scavenger hunt is to introduce, or re-introduce, as the case may be, readers and writers to the many wonderful bookstores in the region. With that in mind, here’s a note from the good people at the University of Minnesota Bookstore:

We have been in our present location since 03-03-03, but there have been University of Minnesota Bookstores for decades.    Our store is 46,000  square feet, with 11,000 devoted to the General Books area. We also have clothing, electronics, supplies, a Medical Book area, and of course,  textbooks.

We have over 100,000 titles in stock, and are particularly strong in the  areas of fiction/literature/poetry, as well as philosophy, history and political science. We do have books in all disciplines (travel, cooking, children’s, sports,) that comprise a complete general bookstore.   We offer special order service as well as a broad selection of titles based on our buyers’ long experience in books.   We also have more University Press titles than any bookstore in town.

We are experienced in hosting author events and usually do 20 – 30 a month (during the school year) either in our store or at other venues around campus.  Our bookstore web page includes a listing of upcoming events, as well as a link to podcasts of all past events.    We currently have a Book Lover’s list of over 1200 people who receive notice of events and special sales via email.

Happy hunting!

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Scavenger Hunt Week 2: October 18 – October 24

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • Name the author who has been known to write longhand drafts of a popular mystery series at the St. Clair Broiler in St. Paul.

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Uncle Hugo’s / Uncle Edgar’s

2864 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55407-1320

 

University of Minnesota Bookstore

Coffman Memorial Union, Ground Level

300 Washington Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Stumped? Here’s a clue:

This restaurant’s name can also be found between the book cover and the first chapter.

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