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This year is just flying by. Here we are in November already, and the holidays are right around the corner. Check out the interesting book signings we will be hosting this month. They are very diverse, and offer opportunities to get autographed books that would make great gifts. It's definitely time to start thinking about the people on your gift list. Our store is full of books and other merchandise that will work for anyone you wish to present with a gift. We also offer free giftwrapping to help make things easier for you. Just stop in and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you out.                                                                                                                       

 We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families, and we wish you a fun, food-filled day with your loved ones. On Friday we will be open late for the annual Christmas Stroll. Be sure to bring your family down to partake in all the festivities. Historic Downtown Sheridan is a great place to live, work, play, and shop.



Annual Christmas Stroll
Friday November 24 4-8 pm


The annual Christmas Stroll in Historic Downtown Sheridan is the day after Thanksgiving. Don't miss out on all the fun of this festive yearly event. It's a great time for the whole family with Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, and prizes to be won.

Book Signing for "Yellowstone Migrations"
 by Joe Riis with Emilene Ostlind
Saturday November 4th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Large animal migrations are among the most primordial rhythms of life on earth, and, as scientists have recently discovered, the American West is home to some of the planet's most magnificent migrations. Yellowstone Migrations: Preserving Freedom to Roam takes readers into the heart of the vast, wild landscapes found in America's West, and shows us that it is possible to preserve the natural heritage of this iconic region and protect these last intact natural wildlife corridors--so that these animals can carry out the migrations that are essential to their survival.

Book Signing for "Rudy Mudra Master Saddlemaker"
 by Kathy Muller Ogle
Saturday November 18th 11:00am to 1:00pm

It is easy to imagine Edith and Rudy Mudra looking at the letter again. Could it be true? Five hundred dollars, it seemed like a fortune in 1933. At age 54, Rudy was laid off from Otto F. Ernst Inc. saddlery in Sheridan, Wyoming. With the Great Depression underway, they were camping in the Big Horn Mountains since they didn't have money for rent. Luckily it was summer. It started in the 1920s. Leather workers were out of work everywhere. Throughout the 1920s, ranching and agricultural industries were struggling economically. The change from a horse power society to a machine powered society devastated the harness and saddle industry. Rudy and Edith had followed leather carving and saddlemaking job offers from Miles City, Montana to Billings, Montana and then to Sheridan, Wyoming. The job at Otto F. Ernst Inc. saddlery looked secure with Sheridan's numerous dude ranches. But in two years, the Depression hit Otto F. Ernest Inc. saddlery and Rudy was let go. It is easy to think that when Edith drove down the steep mountain road to Sheridan yesterday, Rudy hoped there would be a check in the mail from Connolly Saddlery in Billings for the leather belts he had carved earlier this month. Maybe it would cover groceries. After she left, it is likely that he laid his leather carving tools out on the picnic table and began to carve wild roses into scraps of leather for a billfold. But the letter from a lawyer in Minnesota stated that Edith's distant relative had left her a small inheritance in his will. It seemed unreal. Just when things were so grim. With no job, no money, no home, it must have appeared to be a fortune to master saddlemaker, Rudy, and his talented wife, Edith. What they did with the $500 was a statement of faith in Rudy's talent. Rudy Mudra was talented and fun loving. He wove his way through the remarkable changes to saddlemaking that occurred between 1879 and 1966. As the world changed from a horse powered to a machine powered society, he followed saddlemaking work through some of the most famous shops in the west; Buckstaffs, Askews, Miles City Saddlery, Frustnows, Connollys, Ernest and finally owned his own shop, Rudy Mudra's Saddle Shop in Sheridan, Wyoming. This is the story of the remarkable life lived by an extraordinarily talented man.
Book Signing "Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Dog Really Did That?"
two stories by Bonnie Sargent and Gayle Irwin
Saturday November 25th 1:30-3:00pm
Our dogs make us smile every day, but some days they really outdo themselves! This book is full of those hilarious and heartwarming stories about the many ways our mischievous canine companions surprise us, make us laugh, and touch our hearts. With a focus on rescue dogs, these 101 true, personal stories will make you laugh, nod your head in recognition, and sometimes tear up a little. Royalties from the book go to American Humane, one of the organizations that Chicken Soup for the Soul supports in its broad program to help care for shelter animals and promote adoption.


New Releases for November



Nov 7th

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Getaway
by Jeff Kinney

The Noel Diary
by Richard Paul Evans

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
by Dan Rather

The Inner Life of Animals
by Peter Wohlleben

The Midnight Line
by Lee Child

The House of Unexpected Sisters
by Alexander McCall Smith

Nov 14th

Hardcore Twenty-four
by Janet Evanovich

End Game
by David Baldacci

by Andy Weir

Future Home of the Living God
by Louise Erdrich

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
by Joe Biden

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush
 and George W. Bush
by Mark Updegrove

Two's Company
by Suzanne Somers

Nov 21

The Whispering Room 
by Dean Koontz

 The Story of Arthur Truluv
by Elizabeth Berg

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks
by Stephen Davis

Moon Hunt
by Kathleen & Michael Gear

 Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair
by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan

Nov 28th

Tom Clancy Power and Empire
by Marc Cameron

Hunter Killer: The War with China - The Battle for the Central Pacific
by David Poyer

1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
by Arthur Herman, Phd.

Recipe Corner



Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Dip

taken from

"The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It"

by Ree Drummond


2 pounds of ground beef

1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

Two 14-ounce cans red enchilada sauce

One 28-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Two 4-ounce cans diced green chiles, un-drained

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups freshly grated Cheddar cheese

 1 cup cilantro leaves

Tortilla chips, for serving

(makes 18 servings)

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Drain off the excess grease and place in the slow cooker.

2. Add the onion, enchilada sauce, beans, and the chiles with their liquid.

3. Stir to combine, cover, and cook on low for 4 hours.

4. Use a large spoon to skim off any grease that has collected at the top.

5. Plop in the cream cheese and stir it slowly until you have a creamy masterpiece.

6.Sprinkle the Cheddar evenly over the surface, then cover the slow cooker and let the cheese melt for about 15 minutes.

7. Sprinkle the cilantro leaves all over the top, and serve it with chips.


Change things up:

Add 4 cups beef broth with the enchilada sauce and call it soup! Just sprinkle the Cheddar on individual servings instead of melting it on the top of the full batch.

Add 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the slow cooker instead of the cooked beef. After the 4 hours of cooking time, shred the chicken with two forks (or remove it to finely chop, then return to the cooker). Then add the cream cheese.