Chris Monroe

Bruce Ojard

Inspired by her day job at a Duluth hardware store, illustrator Chris Monroe found her calling with the Monkey with a Tool Belt books. Read more


Esko's Corner

Esko's Corner, an Illustrated History of Esko and Thomson Township

In early 2008, a dozen of us got together with the blessings of the Esko Historical Society and set out to compile a local history. Read more

Books & Video

"Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior," born of true Lake lovers, features a range of styles and sentiments as varied as the many moods of Lake Superior. Read more


Murder They Wrote: How the Lake Superior Region Seduces Mystery Writers

David Ballard

Our Big Lake and North Woods seem to be inspiring quite a few mystery writers these days, some with national and international audiences. They all love the region’s attributes for a nice little murder or two. Read more


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    Lerner Books

    Monkey with a Tool Belt

    A Swedish edition of Monkey with a Tool Belt, by Duluth author/illustrator Chris Monroe

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    MIO Furniture

    Monkey on the cover

    The MIO furniture catalog features a family reading a Swedish version of Monkey with a Tool Belt by Duluth author/illustrator Chris Monroe

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    Marcia Freeman


    At an event in Glensheen mansion in Duluth, author Brian Freeman (center) joins Lori Fulkerson and Dean Casperson who donated to the Duluth Public Library Foundation and got their names in his Duluth-based mystery novel, Alter Ego.

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    Alicia Vikander

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