Loren Niemi Performs at Eat My Words First Virtual Event

Eat My Words bookstore will be hosting their very first virtual event on Thursday, October 29. Join them at 7 pm CDT for their livestream on Facebook when Loren Niemi will present stories from his 2019 Moonfire release What Haunts Us.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook on the 29th from 7 pm to 8 pm CDT.

“What Haunts Us” is a collection of fifteen short stories that speak from the page in the voice of the storyteller – at turns comical, unsettling, heartbreaking and wondrous – evoking the full range of human behavior and emotion. From tales set in the northern Minnesota Boundary Waters, to the millennia-spanning landscapes of Europe and the United States, these are stories brimming with a dynamic sense of place and person, imbued with a sense of grounded reality. Loren Niemi’s work has been called post-modern, “with the dark beauty of language that is not ashamed of poetry.”

What Haunts Us can be purchased locally or online at Eat My Words bookseller is located at 213 – 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Books are also on on sale at Loren Niemi’s website.

Two More Days. Can You Help Us Out?

Only two more days left…

We’re in the home stretch to finish our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance.

Can you help us out?

BUY A COPY of “What Haunts Us” in paperback. You can pick up a copy through your favorite independent bookseller. You can also buy it online.

Then, we’ll donates our publisher’s share of each copy sold through August 31, 2020.

If you prefer an e-book, Kindle version can be bought online. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Don’t Miss Out! Only 3 Days Left…

What Haunts Us is Loren_Niemi’s First Fiction Story Collection

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020! Buy a copy of “What Haunts Us” today AND you’ll support the Black Storytellers Alliance too. Folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller.

Moonfire’s summer fundraiser for the BSA ends Monday, August 31. We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through the end of the month.

The title is available online through Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Countdown! 4 days left…

Only four days left!

We’re in the home stretch to wrapping up our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance! We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

The book is available online through Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

We’re distributed through Ingram, so folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Last Days of the Black Storytellers Alliance Fundraiser!

We’re in the home stretch to wrapping up our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance! We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

Through the end of August, Moonfire Publishing is running a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. As we announced back in June, Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the BSA.

The book is available online through Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

We’re distributed through Ingram, so folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

CityPages 2020 Award-Winner Eat My Words Bookstore Distributes What Haunts Us

Congratulations to Eat My Words, Best Used Book Store in the Twin Cities! CityPages announced their annual Best of the Twin Cities on July 29.

Located at 1228 2nd St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413, Eat My Words Books is well-loved by local writers and book lovers. When you’re in Minneapolis, you’re well advised to stop by and browse their 25,000 books in cozy surroundings. Currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic, mask up and check out great deals. Eat My Words carries a wide variety of used books, as well as new publications from Minneapolis and other local authors. Comfy chairs and wi-fi, too. They are happy to fulfill pick up, mail, and nearby delivery orders if you call or email with your reading list.


Through the end of August, Moonfire Publishing is running a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. As we announced back in June, Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the Black Storytellers Alliance. We’ve now extended the end date – we will donate proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

When will you have another opportunity to buy an award-winning great summer collection of ghost stories, at an award-winning used bookstore, while supporting a Twin Cities Black-focused arts organization all at the same time?

Like winning the trifecta, you might say!

Eat My Words has plenty of copies of Loren Niemi’s Midwest Book Award Winner “What Haunts Us” in stock. Call the shop at 651-243-1756 or you can stop by from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm on Sundays.

Moonfire Publishing’s promotion directly benefits The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA). Since 1976, the Alliance’s master storytellers, educators, and community supporters have been dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/