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Grand Marais's Drury Lane Books releases top 10 bestseller list of 2022

Jan 12, 2023 12:35PM ● By Content Editor

Photo: Laura Durenberger-Grunow (my well-loved copy of 365 Days of Northern Nature. This book was one of the first I purchased from Drury Lane after moving here in 2021, and helped provide a connection to the area I now call home)

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - January 12, 2023

Many people are familiar with the little white, purple, and yellow house that sits along the shoreline of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais. It's a place many locals and visitors go pick up a new book - whether it's a well-known bestseller or a new-to-them author. 

Something that makes Drury Lane stand out from other bookstores, however, is that they have a heavy focus on local authors and north shore-specific reads. 

It's not uncommon to find a book signed by a local author (or the opportunity to attend an event with the local author themselves), or to attend one of their monthly book clubs or a community read (in fact, there is a January/February community read event you can join if you haven't already).

If you're in the mood for a new read, you're in luck. Drury Lane staff put together a list of the top 10 bestsellers for 2022, which you can find below. 

To learn more about the books and their authors, visit Drury Lane's FacebookInstagram, or website

#10 TIED: 

 The Nightwatchman by Louise Erdrich

 The Seed Keeper by Diane Willis

#9   Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen

#8    The Cultural Toolbox by Anton Treuer

#7   The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

#6   Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger

#5    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

#4    Murder on the Red River by Marcie L. Rendon

#3   365 Days of Northern Nature by Larry Weber with photos by Sparky Stensaas

#2    Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Superior by Kathy Groth

#1 TIED:

 Seven Aunts by Staci Lola Drouillard

 Walking the Old Road by Staci Lola Drouillard