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Our favorite books (new and old), fun new products, upcoming store events, Waupaca activities, author visits, Waupaca school district events and more. Comments, share, and visit often!

Derek Anderson at BookFest

Children’s book author and illustrator, Derek Anderson, who illustrated Hot Rod Hamster and Little Quack, is coming to the Waupaca BookFest on Saturday, April 18. See him present at the Waupaca Public Library for free from 10:00-11:00. For more information on Derek Anderson, visit his website

Read More » | March 28, 2015 | Category: News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

BookFest 2015

Come meet some great authors at Waupaca BookFest Saturday, April 18 at the Waupaca Public Library! Dragonwings is especially excited about youth authors/illustrators Derek Anderson, S.J. Kincaid, and Mike Mullin. Derek Anderson, author and illustrator of children’s books such as Little Quack and Hot Rod Hamster (ages 2-9), will be presenting from 10:00-11:00. For more [...]

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New Books

It’s awfully cold out there, which makes it a great time to curl up with a new book! An uplifting novel about a girl’s struggle with dyslexia and the teacher who helps her realize how bright and creative she really is.                             [...]

Read More » | February 19, 2015 | Category: Blog, Book Picks, book-reviews, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Holiday Open House

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 4-6, visit our new location in The Bookcellar, 110 S. Main St., Waupaca – connected to Little Fat Gretchen’s cafe, across the street from the library. We will have cookies, game demos, free sample games and a wonderful selection of children’s books, games and activities. As always, shopping at Dragonwings [...]

Read More » | December 3, 2014 | Category: News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Gift Ideas

The Holidays are here, and we have lots of great gift ideas! Spot It! is one of our favorite games at Dragonwings. Spot the matching image on each card, and you win the round! It’s simple, fun, and there we have many different versions, including Basic English, Alphabet, and Frozen. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer! [...]

Read More » | November 21, 2014 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks, Toy Picks, toys, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Dragonwings has a cornucopia of great books to celebrate the holiday. We will be closed this Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day, but we will be open during our regular business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, Closed Sunday) during the remainder of the week. [...]

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Lulu’s Favorites

Lulu came to Dragonwings and picked out some of her favorite games and puzzles. The Hello Kitty Pop Up Game is like the game Trouble, but with Hello Kitty!                     Lulu really enjoys playing Pengoloo with her sister! This adorable wooden memory game requires players to [...]

Read More » | November 20, 2014 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, toys, Uncategorized | Comments: none


Walk the plank with the staff of Dragonwings at Turner’s Fresh Market this Saturday, September 27 during Pirate Day! Starting at 10:00 A.M., activities will include a pirate themed story time hosted by Dragonwings, make-your-own pirate costume activity, pirate snacks, a pirate ship hay ride to the pirate themed corn maze, and barrel train ride! [...]

Read More » | September 25, 2014 | Category: Activities, Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

waldo wave


Where’s Waldo Waupaca will be coming to a close at the end of July, and to celebrate a fun-filled month of Waldo hunting, Dragonwings will be hosting a Waldo Event on July 31 from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. The event will include door prizes, Grand Prize drawings, and lots of Waldo games! We hope to [...]

Read More » | July 22, 2014 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Circle Waldo


Where’s Waldo Waupaca is back this July, and Dragonwings Bookstore, now located at 110 S. Main St. in Waupaca,  is your Waldo  Headquarters! Waldo is hiding in 25 local businesses around Waupaca, King and The Chain. Get a Waldo Passport with instructions and a list of participating businesses at Dragonwings to start your search and [...]

Read More » | June 30, 2014 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none