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About Us

Duluth News Tribune made a beautiful short video about our little store, click to see it here!



Drury Lane Books was founded Joan M. Drury in 2002. Joanie was an author, an editor, a publisher of Spinster's Ink, founder of Norcroft: A Writing Retreat for Women, a feminist, a philanthropist, a friend, a mother, and a force of nature in Cook County. She loved her community and felt it was the BEST place to live. After Joan's death in 2020, her children Kelly and Kevin Kager assumed leadership of the store which continues to be managed by Gwen Danfelt.

Meet our team here.

The historical building in which the store is housed sits near the shore of majestic Lake Superior.  Our little store was originally built as the Mayhew family home, and has housed numerous shops including Pioneer House Gifts and Sivertson's Gallery. We continue to stock across all genres, with a variety of new titles and old favorites. 

Stop by our family-friendly store soon and tell us what you're reading!