Posted on June 10, 2014

We are officially open!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our grand opening on a cool, rainy day.  We moved the festivities into our space and pitched up a couple of tents outside, but it did not stop anyone from coming out with great energy and celebratory spirits.  Here are some incredible pictures that captured The Grand Opening thanks to Brock Beithon Photography, be sure to check his website out.

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Special thanks to artists Toki Wright, Mankwe Ndosi and Jordan Hamilton who helped make our day wonderful. Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors: NEONEMI AudioLoft Literacy Center, and Juxtaposition Arts. Please check out these great art spaces, economic support networks and audio rental stores. Continue to support our local bookstores, especially Moon Palace Books and Birchbark Books.  They have been a huge help to us over the last months as we embark the book selling business, giving us practical and useful advice along the way. North End Hardware, Lowry Cafe and Avenue Eatery, our North Minneapolis neighbors, have been generous in providing us food and equipment for our various events. Finally, the opening of Ancestry Books would not be  possible without our community of family, friends, neighbors and other supporters who have given their money, sweat, time, gifts, encouragement and love throughout the preparation for Ancestry.  This vision has been a dream of ours for a long time, and many have come to us expressing love and gratefulness for such a space like Ancestry Books.  We too, have been deeply inspired and encouraged by this community and are overflowing with gratitude.  Thank you.  Looking forward to the summer days at our little third place on Lowry and Penn.

Posted on June 3, 2014

Book Reading with Children’s Book Author Sarah Warren


UnknownJoin us at Ancestry Books on June 21st from 1-2pm for an activity and special reading with Children’s Book author Sarah Warren from her book Dolores Huerta: Hero to Migrant Workers.
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers is Minnesota native Sarah Warren’s first book. It was included in the Amelia Bloomer Project’s top ten list of recommended feminist literature. It was named a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honoree for effectively promoting the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.