With all this COVID-19 craziness, we’re relieved to say that, overall, we’re doing alright. Right now we’re a little overworked and under-staffed, but things could be a lot worse. Life is starting to settle into a new routine and we thought it would be good to post an update — to let you know where we’re at and what to expect through the next few months.
Our original plan was to reopen our online shop today. Due to the extended Stay-at-Home order in Minnesota, we're making some changes to our business and pushing that back a few days to Sunday April 12th with limited inventory.
Our home state of Minnesota has issued a Stay-at-Home order for two weeks, so we are temporarily closing our shop through April 9, 2020. Digital gift cards are still available for purchase, as well as our print-to-order bookish merch (as long as those manufacturers can continue to operate).
Bookish introverts worldwide are wondering what's so different about social distancing and their normal routine. Turns out, staying home and reading is a highly effective way to flatten the curve and avoid spreading illness. It's also good for your mental and emotional health during this time of high anxiety.
Since there are so many talented authors and works of literature out there, it makes it easy for even the pickiest of readers to find something to their taste. Guess what? Frostbeard to the rescue! We’ve read widely inside and outside of our favorite genres, and we want to help you find your way to these fabulous writers. Here are, in our opinion, some of the authors that you’ve just gotta check out.
There’s a lot of incredible fiction out there, but we have to admit that real life also makes for a fascinating read. Whether you’re looking for something heartbreaking or laugh-out-loud funny to peruse alongside your favorite book scented candle, you’ll find it in the memoir section. Here (in our humble opinion) are some of the best memoirs of 2019!
It’s come to our attention here at Frostbeard that just about everyone has wanted to write a book at one point or another. So what are you waiting for? We’ve put together a few items that can jumpstart your creative process, make your writing environment more comfortable, and otherwise put you in the mood to tell a good story.
Sometimes, we’re just in the mood for perfectly executed plots and plans – and nothing fits the bill like a good heist novel. If you’re looking for your next thrilling read, you’ve come to the right place. Set the scene with a book themed candle and dive into some of our favorites!
The holiday season can be stressful, particularly if you’re scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. But calm your fears, because your search is over! We’ve put together a guide packed with gifts for book lovers. Frostbeard has you covered.
We know a lot of our readers aren’t local, so we thought we’d reveal some of our favorite Minneapolis coffee shops in case you ever find yourself in town! And if you are a Minneapolis or St. Paul native, we hope you find your new favorite spot on our list.
It’s spooky season! Which means it’s time to carve some pumpkins and throw the best dang fall party possible. On these occasions, there’s nothing we love more than book-inspired Halloween party food. We’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes so that you can be the talk of an autumnal get-together.
We relish a good villain, but you know what’s even better than a bad guy? An anti-hero. In contrast to characters who are evil simply for the sake of it, anti-heroes and anti-heroines might do bad things – but they do them in a way or for a reason that makes us sympathize with them. Bring on the mayhem! Catch us lighting some book themed candles and diving into the misadventures of these guys and gals again and again.