Third printing is being considered for the Howard Lake History Book

Sept. 8, 2008

By Lynda Jensen

A third printing of the new book “Howard Lake History, 130 Years of the Good Life,” might be ordered if there are enough people who sign up for a copy of the book.

Currently, there is a waiting list of 15 people for the soft-cover edition. If enough people express interest (30 or so – or about half the run), then the committee will likely order another printing of about 60 soft-covered books.

If you interested in being added to the list, please contact Marilyn Ringold at the Howard Lake Drug Store (320) 543-2141.

Ringold has predicted all along there would be fresh interest in the late fall for the book, since she believes it would make a good Christmas gift.

The book is being sold for cost and was composed by a committee of six private citizens who donated their personal time toward the book. Literally thousands of hours of volunteer time went into the book.

Howard Lake native Jami Berg, who is head of the Herald Journal Printing Department, printed the book with a modern digital printer; which means that the book can be ordered in small runs with a low minimum order (60 is considered a low run in the printing world).

It is recommended that book orders be placed and then those interested stop at the Howard Lake Drug Store to pick up their books when they are ready, or pay for postage if they wish it mailed.

To order the book

If you wish to have a soft-covered book mailed to you, please send $27.50 ($22.50 for the book plus $5 for postage) to the following address:

Historical Society

PO Box 142

Howard Lake, MN 55349

Hard bound copies can be ordered for $38.50. To have it mailed, please add $8 for a total of $46.50.

Previously, the book sold out the Friday morning of Good Neighbor Days during its first printing in June.

The total number of books sold so far is a little over 500, counting the first and second runs.

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