In no particular order-
First: Perfect Duluth Day is a great site for knowing what's happening in the Twin Ports - reflections on movies, concerts, webvideos, news articles, etc. Eclectic with a very local spirit.
Second: Magers & Quinn down in the cities has a great blog run by my friend and fellow bookseller, David E. Book news, links and info on their events and deals. Great read all-around and I'd qualify it as rather vital if you're living in or headed down to the Cities.
Third: Bookavore a very cool bookseller now managing a store in Brooklyn. Great insights, fantastic suggestions and, in the last piece, a great recipe.
Fourth: The Word Hoarder, Rich is another bookseller out east, and has great posts on the book industry from a practical, bookselling position. Especially if you're interested in the drama surrounding the digital books. ALSO, he has compiled a great collection of forthcoming books. Check them out.
Fifth: Vromans a great bookstore on the other coast. Again, a great space for insight into the state of the publishing/bookselling industry. If you're ever in Cali, try to make a visit to their store.
And our very own friend, Author, Andrew Slade keeps us up to date on developments and news up and down the North Shore. He and his poodle are out on the trails often and he writes to tell how they are doing. His books are available at our store! If you're interested in the Northland Outdoors, I highly suggest checking his blog often.
What other Northern MN/WI blogs do you read? How do you keep the pulse of the local community? Where do you go for book news/review/and insights? Let us know!
I'll be back in a week. Hopefully some of my colleagues here at the store will chime in with a review or two. If not, I have a lot on deck myself!
Peace Love and Books!