At the Tiny Diner we hope to encourage everyone to slow down in their busy lives. Slow down to treat each other with respect and kindness. Slow down to eat great food and socialize in a colorful and joyful setting at our restaurant. Slow down to walk through our gardens in the summer, notice other living beings and how they function. Given that we are in the depth of winter, it is a great time to slow down and dive into new information without the screen: book reading. We have plenty of great local bookstores and libraries to support in the Twin Cities. Plus “old-fashioned” books take less energy (no battery needed) and they are easier on your eyes and biorhythm than screen light.

We have developed a tiny list of local bookstores and a few books that you can check out to expand your knowledge about healthy living in some way or another. This is a great segway for our upcoming spring bookclub that we are starting come April. So get cozy in your home or bring a book to the TD on a sleepy afternoon. Take notes. And keep absorbing amazing information through these slow winter months.

Book Recommendations

A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities by John J. Moriarty

How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins by Gary Paul Nabhan


Great bookstores to support

Birchbark Books & Native Arts

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Moon Palace Books

Wild Rumpus