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    Dec 2022
    Holidays at Dragonwings

        Our holiday books feature a beautiful selection of Jan Brett favorites in hardcover, paperback, board books, and oversize board books. We also have a a holiday display of Little Activity Books from Dover, which are the perfect size for stocking stuffers.         More holiday books, a Christmas Tree Crystal Growing [...]

  • 18
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    Open With Limited Hours

    Dragonwings and The Bookcellar are open this summer with limited hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. We have lots of games on hand: board games, card games, educational games, and easy games for the youngest players. Really, as young as 18 months! The Roll & Play Game has large, soft, colorful dice and color-coded [...]

  • 04
    May 2020
    Dragonwings Games, Puzzles & Books Are Available at Turners Market Online Store

    Best wishes to you from Dragonwings Bookstore. Our storefront is currently closed, however, the Turner family has generously offered to sell some Dragonwings items on their beautiful, new online store. You can find some of our puzzles, games and more at It is easy to place orders on their website – for our products, [...]

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    Jan 2019
    Author/Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka coming to Waupaca!

    February 4-5 2019: Jarrett J. Krosoczka National Book Award Finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka will give presentations at the Waupaca Learning Center, the Waupaca Middle School, the Waupaca High School, and the Waupaca Public Library over his two day visit on February 4th and 5th. The books which he has both written and illustrated include the [...]

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    Nov 2018
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    Another Kind of Christmas Calendar: Open Up and Read a New Holiday Book Every Day ¬† ¬† A few years ago we started wrapping up 24 old and new holiday books for our granddaughters. The wrapped books were stacked up, giving the girls a clear, visual Christmas countdown. “When is it going to be Christmas?” [...]

  • 20
    Nov 2018
    Two New Holiday Books from Favorite Authors

    Hedgie is mixed up in more misadventures in Jan Brett’s new snowbound story, The Snowy Nap. Winter has never looked more appealing outside and more cozy inside, than in Jan Brett’s holiday books. We have a big selection on hand for you to enjoy with your hot chocolate this winter. Construction Site on Christmas Night [...]

  • 23
    May 2017
    Fairy Garden and Terrarium Kits

    FAIRY GARDEN KIT – turn any tree, bush or plants in your yard into a magical fairy garden with this DIY kit. Guaranteed to inspire imagination, creativity and fun! A great summer gift. Available now at Dragonwings. Also, check out our Fairy Garden Workshop.   PAINT A TERRARIUM KIT – Wood and Plexiglas terrarium with [...]

  • 23
    May 2017
    Summer Workshops: Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

    TERRARIUM  WORKSHOPS Date: Monday, June 5 or Friday, June 30 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Turners Fresh Market, Hwy 54 West Design, plant and decorate your own globe terrarium! Create a little forest inside a large, glass globe with tiny plants and natural decorations, plus make two bonus mini-terrariums. A perfect family activity. Class size limited. [...]

  • 30
    Mar 2017

      EASTER BASKET TREATS AND BOOKS! Every Easter we look for little basket treats, which we think that kids will enjoy as much as candy. Really, for most kids, a little candy goes a long way, and activities are a great addition to chocolate and jellybeans. (We do have Jelly Bellies in Star Wars and [...]

  • 26
    Nov 2016
    Waupaca Welcomes Jan Brett – Sunday, December 4

    You are invited to join the Waupaca Public Library and Dragonwings Bookstore in welcoming author/illustrator Jan Brett to Waupaca! Her tour bus arrives at the Waupaca Middle School on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to take family photos with the bus before Jan speaks at 5:00 pm. Following her presentation, she [...]


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John Green at the Waupaca Book Festival Oct. 1-2

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January 1, 1970 12:00 am
Waupaca Book Festival Oct. 1-2

  • John Green – Keynote Speaker 
    • Friday Oct. 1 Waupaca High School 3:30PM 
  • John Green with Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    • Saturday Oct. 2 Waupaca Rec Center 9:00AM

Waupaca Book Festival

Can you believe it?  John Green, the bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, will be the keynote speaker for the Waupaca Book Festival this weekend!  This is an author who usually speaks to huge crowds at conferences and conventions in big cities across the country, and you can see him for free right here in Waupaca.  No traffic jams, conference fees, plane fare, or vacation time necessary.  You won’t even need binoculars to see him.

John’s novels have received many awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. And his popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0 has been watched more than 30 million times.
He will be speaking at 3:30 at the Waupaca High School on Friday, October 1. The event is free and open to the public.  I guarantee it will be one of the funniest and most intelligent presentations you’ve ever seen.  John is young, relaxed, naturally hilarious, and speaks to teens through his novels better than almost any other author writing today.

His books will be for sale in the lobby before and after the program, and he will be signing books after he speaks.  You can socialize with John, and nearly all of the authors coming to the Festival, on Friday evening at the Green Fountain Inn. Then, on Saturday morning, John will join his friend and fellow author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, at the Rec Center at 9:00 AM for a joint presentation, which could be about almost anything, but will definitely be entertaining.

John’s books are available at Dragonwings right now; they will be sold at the events, at the autograph garden at the library, and after the event at Dragonwings, in case you missed them everywhere else.  Here they are:

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What an incredible treasure Waupaca has. Dragonwings is an such an asset to the children, families, schools, libraries and community in central Wisconsin. In the modest traveling I have don in the US and abroad, I can say that it is very rare to find a shop so authentic and friendly focused only on the children of a small town.
Jackson Klein