February 19

Winter. Books. Hot coffee. Quiet environment.  Sounds like heaven on a winter’s day, a place to escape the cold not only by stepping in to the bagel shop in Minot, but also a place to escape by books. 

I never go to Minot without stopping at the Bagel Stop on South Broadway in Minot.  It’s a warm inviting environment, with a rack of used books at each booth, and more in the adjoining room.  That’s where you can carry your coffee and leave your cold to search the always-changing selection of used books.

In the back room is a meditation room that can be sealed off with a folding door to allow groups to quietly use the room for their own version of escape from the cold of North Dakota’s February days.