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‘Tis The Season

We know it’s that season, too. But the season we’re excited about is the “reading season.” Sure, reading is an all-year endeavor, but there’s something about the cooler weather, a fire, and getting lost in the pages of a good book that makes this time of year even better. By the way, it’s also sharing season, and nothing is better to share than a book. (Hint: we have gift cards, too!)

Hearthside Books Is Open In Watertown!

We are so happy to be part of this incredible community! Hearthside Books is an independent bookstore with a curated selection of books, handmade gifts, and ephemera for book lovers of all ages. We’re located in a historic building in lovely downtown Watertown, Minnesota, and operated by a couple of local book enthusiasts thrilled to share their love for all things books. We invite you to stop by, say hi, and flip through our pages.

Open Late ‘Til 8:00 p.m. On Thursdays For A Limited Time!

Tuesday – Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It Pays To Give The Gift Of Reading!

Get a $5 bonus card when you purchase a  gift card of $25 or more! Now through December 31, 2023, when you buy a Hearthside gift card, we’ll give you a special $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift cards purchased. The bonus card is good for book purchases made in January and February 2024. Some restrictions apply. Stop by the store for details.

Thanks For Liking Us!

We’re more than excited to hit our first threshold of 500 followers on our Facebook page. We are very, very grateful for the support and want to show our appreciation. Enter to win a $25 gift card and a Hearthside t-shirt! It’s simple to enter.

Introducing The Hearthside Book Club

Beginning January 2024

Love books? Join the club! Starting in January 2024, the Hearthside Books book club will meet monthly and feature a different title each month! We selected a variety of well-reviewed Indie titles featuring mystery and romance themes to get the ball rolling but we also look forward to hearing your suggestions, too. Learn more and sign up at the store.

Join Our List

We promise not to over-share. We just want to make sure you know about our special events, offers, and fun goings-on! Sign up below or ask at the desk.

    Who Are Your Favorite Authors?

    As a new bookseller, we rely on our book distributor to get us started with various titles and authors, but we want to know what you like to read so we can curate our selection to our customers. Please take a moment and share some of your favorite authors using the form below.

    Drop Us A Line

    Have a question or comment? We’d love to hear from you.