Events at Honest Dog Books

We host authors, musicians, and other interesting folks in our space and on our outdoor patio.
Check back often for listings of upcoming events.

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August 2020

Monday, August 3, 5 p.m.
Pam Houston Reads!

May 2020

Saturday, May 9, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Good Books & Coffee
Join Gina Kirsten for casual coffee and a conversation about books. 

April 2020

Saturday, April 18
The But I Digress Book Club
This is a one-time, sometime book club. Only rule: you must read the book. We will be discussing Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes with accordionists Kris Edmunds and Jan Lee. All accordion players encouraged to bring their accordions for a jam session. Jan and Kris are preparing a few simple songs so will send music out in advance. Just contact us with your email.

February 2020

Saturday, February 8, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Good Books & Coffee
Join Gina Kirsten for casual coffee and a conversation about books. Buy one, get one free in fiction. 

Sunday, February 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet the Honest Dogs Behind Honest Dog Books
Meet our team of sleddogs that inspired the bookstore’s name.  Take the opportunity to learn more about huskies, the sport of dogsledding and peruse our growing collection of dogsledding books.

January 2020

Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.
Good Books & Coffee
Join Gina Kirsten for casual coffee and a conversation about books.

December 2019

Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m.
Double Squeeze Christmas
Jan Lee and Kris Edmunds have been practicing their best seasonal accordion tunes. Join us for an afternoon of shopping, music, and silliness.

Saturday, December 14, 4 p.m.
Travis Bartnick
When Travis Bartnick is not out enjoying the public lands of the Bayfield Peninsula, you’ll find him tying flies, mountain biking, or playing music on his vast collection of guitars, open-back banjos, or his home-made gourd banjos.

Travis mainly plays instrumental finger style guitar, Delta blues slide guitar, and an old-time claw-hammer banjo. some of his musical influences include Mississippi John Hurt, Townes Van Zandt, Charlie Parr, Danny Barnes, John Fahey, and Adam Hurt.

Friday, December 13, 5 p.m.
Ukulele for a Friday Night
Browsers and music listeners welcome as Xan Eades entertains with her ukulele.

Friday, December 6, 4 p.m.
Ye Olde Christmas Fiddle Tunes 
The extraordinary Molly MacGregor will be returning for a second set in the bookstore, playing us a set of Christmas songs. Browse books, buy some Christmas presents, and take in live music in a beautiful bookstore. Plus we promise cookies.

November 2019

Saturday, November 30, 5 p.m.
Billy Blong Live!
Browsers and focused listeners welcome. 

Saturday, November 16, 4 p.m.
Overbooked! with Sean VanZeeland
Beat the darkness with an hour of music and books. Guitarist Sean VanZeeland will be playing folk-bluesy originals. Browsers may browse. Focused listeners always welcome too! 

October 2019

Joel Glickman plays banjo outdoors

Saturday, October 19, 2 p.m.
Overbooked! with Joel Glickman

Ditch your schedules for an afternoon hour of music and books.

Five-string banjo player and singer-song writer Joel Glickman will perform a mix of original and some traditional songs. Informal-street music moved indoors. Browsers and shoppers may browse and shop on. Focused listeners always welcome too!

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Honest Dog Books, 40 S. Second Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone: 715-779-5223