Books & Puzzles for All Ages

26 Categories of Books in the Shop

One large room is filled with books and puzzles for all ages. The books are sorted into 26 categories so you can easily find your favorite mysteries, best sellers, cookbooks, children’s books, and coffee table books. Here is a small sample of more than 2,000 items that will be available in the Books & Puzzles Shop at the Bazaar on Sept. 21, 9 am – 3:00 pm. During the summer, more books and puzzles will be donated by residents, and we will update this page. 

Judy Johnson is the chair of the Book & Puzzle Shop Committee. Come visit this page of the Bazaar website later this summer to see what special “finds” she will feature. She would love to visit with you at the Bazaar on Saturday, September 21 from 9 am – 3 pm.

Civil War

A large number of books about the Civil War were donated by one resident. His collection is extensive. 





Children’s Books

Some of the children’s books are Caldecott winners. Buy them at bargain prices and please the children in your life.  







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Holmstad Bazaar Bake Shop

Get There Early!

The Bake Shop will be filled with irresistible choices when the Bazaar opens at 9:00 am on September 21 but is generally empty by 12:30 pm so get there early! One of the specialties of this Swedish community is Cardamom Coffee Bread but you’ll find all sorts of cookies, cakes, and breads.

It takes several residents to help sell baked goods. This resident is there to assist customers and answer questions about the Swedish Cardamom Bread loaves.

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It Takes a Lot of Bakers 

Resident Linnea Root is whipping up another batch of her delicious Swedish Cardamom Coffee Bread – 30 loaves in all for the Bazaar!  

Quality Furniture, Accessories, and Housewares at Reasonable Prices

Holmstad’s Home Store, a Resale Shop

Amazing treasures await you at Holmstad’s Home Store.  Our specialty is quality furniture and housewares at very reasonable prices.  Open September 21 from 9 to 3 as part of the Bazaar.  Cash or check only.  The Home Store is also open other Saturdays from 10 to 2. The items shown are examples of the types of furniture you will find in the store. Because the furniture is sold quickly, we will show you what the Home Store has as of late August – three weeks before the Bazaar. If already sold, other beautiful furniture awaits you! 

Dining Sets

Sofa Table & Sofa

This glass-topped metal sofa table backs a large sofa. There are several sofas in the Home Store.  

Chairs in a variety of styles


Antique Side Tables

There are two similar side tables. 


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The lamp & Rockwell plates are also for sale. 




Small Appliances

 4-Slot Toaster & Cuisinart mini-chopper.


Serving & Entertaining

Holmstad’s Creative Arts Center is the “Happy Place” for Many Residents

Darlene Miller, Co-chair of the Bazaar’s Creative Arts Shop, is making a fabric book for toddlers.

Through August, more than 50 residents create over 300 different items to sell in the Creative Arts Shop. Linda Anderson and Darlene Miller lead this team of residents who are generous with their time and talents to create items that bring joy to others. Linda Anderson shares, “For many residents, the Creative Arts Center is their ‘Happy Place’.”

You’ll find seasonal décor for fall and Christmas, several afghans, children’s toys, toddler fabric books, baby and children’s wear, a variety of adult knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, and gloves.

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Holiday Decor & Household Items

Residents have been hard at work preparing holiday decor, cloth shopping bags, cloth-covered notebooks, and other items for you on September 21. Shop from 9 am – 3 pm.

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These are a sample of the holiday items




They are creating practical household items