Friday, Apr. 5th, 2019


Stop in to The Local Store April 5-20 for Our Pre-Expansion Clearance Sale: 30%-50% off many select items!

Yep, in a few short weeks, The Local Store will nearly DOUBLE in size so we can offer a much wider array of great Wisconsin gifts and products – including some exciting, all-new merchandise. We can't wait! In the meantime, enjoy huge discounts – 30%-50% off on many select items  to make room for all the new stuff. The sale runs April 5-20. See you in the shop!

➜ AND! Keep your eyes open for more news on our big expansion coming soon!

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Friday, Mar. 22nd, 2019

Critics Are Loving Nickolas Butler’s New Novel

Since its release on March 5, local author Nickolas Butler’s newest novel, Little Faith (find it here), has sent readers reeling with its heartfelt exploration of the relationship between faith and family.  In a rural Wisconsin town, Lyle tries to preserve his relationship with his daughter, Shiloh, and grandson Isaac while she becomes involved with an extremist church whose beliefs might put the boy in danger.  

Butler’s book snagged a spot on USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss list ahead of its publication. Here’s what critics are saying:

“Butler’s prose is very much a reflection of his characters, particularly Lyle – simple but not austere, forthright yet reverent. And he pragmatically poses questions of faith through his characters. Is faith solely belief in an ideology or denomination? Or is it just as much a belief in the secular stalwarts of family and community? In having Lyle continually question his faith, or lack thereof, the reader’s own views become paramount to the plot.” – Mary Cadden, USA Today

“ once practical and passionate, poetic and earthbound … You see where the question of faith comes in, and what it’s worth, especially when faith in God bumps up against one’s faith in family, community and a quiet but fierce commitment to doing what seems right.” – Ellen Akins, Star Tribune

“...breathtaking yet devastating … Butler weaves questions surrounding faith, regret, and whether it’s possible to love unconditionally into every page of this potent book … This is storytelling at its finest.” – Publishers Weekly

"I love, love, love this novel … The characters sound like my grandma, like the folks in my town where my mom & uncles & grandmother grew up. And the love with which they’re written about in LITTLE FAITH is palpable. All my MN/WI friends & neighbors need to read this book. & everyone else … And, highest compliment: my mom would’ve loved this book." – New York Times best-selling author Jenna Blum

A full description of Little Faith is available on the author's website, along with a short reading from the novel.  Little Faith is available at The Local Store at 205 N. Dewey St. in Eau Claire, and online right here.

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Monday, Feb. 25th, 2019

PRE-ORDER Nickolas Butler's New Novel Little Faith Today!

Nickolas Butler
Nickolas Butler

PRE-ORDER Nickolas Butler's new book today! When you pre-order, the celebrated local author's newest novel, Little Faith, will be available for pickup at The Local Store on March 4 (with signing events that day at 5:30pm and 7:30pm) and shipping on March 5. Hardcover only. Pre-order here!

In Butler's book, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.

 Read about Little Faith in Volume One
 Pre-order the book right here
Reading & Signing event details below

Little Faith Book Release + Signing Events with Nickolas Butler

Monday, March 4 | 5:30pm & 7:30pm | 205 N. Dewey St., downtown Eau Claire | Free | Join us at The Local Store for one of our TWO book release and signing events with local author Nickolas Butler as he reads from his new novel, Little Faith. Event details here.

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Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018


BLACK FRIDAY • Nov. 23, All Day (9am-9pm)

Join us for some great deals on Black Friday at The Local Store - shop small!

• Receive a 15% OFF One Item coupon with any purchase 
• Receive a $10 Local Store Cash Card when you spend $100 or more
• 20% OFF your entire purchase of $50 or more ALL DAY

DOORBUSTER DEAL: We're offering a very limited run of our Bruce the Spruce tees! First come, first serve - when they're gone, they're gone!  

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY • Nov. 24, All Day (9am-9pm)
Join us at The Local Store to celebrate Small Business Saturday - our favorite day of the year. Shop small! Our special offers include:

• Receive a 15% OFF One Item coupon with any purchase
• Receive a $10 Local Store Cash Card when you spend $100 or more
• 15% OFF your entire purchase of $50 or more all day

APPRECIATION SUNDAY • Nov. 25, All Day (9am-4pm)
As a way of saying THANK YOU for shopping small, stop in Sunday for our Small Business Saturday Appreciation Sale and receive 15% off any purchase over $40 and complimentary snacks all day! 

CYBER MONDAY • Nov. 26, All Day
Free shipping on all online orders at!
*some exclusions apply

(All offers are while supplies last. Discounts may not be stacked and are not valid on gallery art. Closed Thanksgiving Day.)

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Monday, Nov. 12th, 2018

Need great holiday gifts for employees or clients?

HEY! Looking for a great local gift to show your employees, clients, or friends how great they are this holiday season? Well, The Local Store has put together some fantastic options helping you save big with up to a 20% bulk business discount on your entire purchase when you order in bulk before December 1.

• gift baskets • candy & snacks • candles • glassware •
• cutting boards • coasters • drink mixes • custom orders •

Pre-order by December 1 to get 2o% off your order! 

View the catalog!


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Monday, Oct. 8th, 2018

VOTE NOW: Pick Our Next "Local Legends" Tee

Above: The legendary Gemini Drive In Local Legends tee.
Above: The legendary Gemini Drive In Local Legends tee.

For a few years now, Volume One and  The Local Store has produced a series of limited-edition, vintage-style tees featuring the logos of famous former Chippewa Valley businesses – the places we all know and love. We call the series Local Legends, and YOU picked what logos to use, such as Kerm's, Woo's PagodaTimm's Dairy, The Gemini Drive In, The Seahorse Inn and The Camaraderie!

Well get ready, because we're launching another Local Legends tee for the holiday season, and once again, YOU get to choose the design! This new collection of contenders includes the top vote-getters that didn't make last year's cut, plus additional suggestions from members of our community. Basically, these ideas came from you, and now you get to pick the winner. As is the case with all our tees, they'll be printed right here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Go to our Local Legends page and vote for your THREE favorite options, and/or suggest additional t-shirt ideas.

➜ Voting enters you in a drawing for a $50 Local Store Gift Card! 


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Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 2018

The Night Market – An Indoor-Outdoor Maker Market and Sale Series

Friday nights Sept. 21 – Oct. 19 • 6pm-9pm • @The Local Store and Volume One Gallery and Courtyard! • 15% OFF STOREWIDE • Every Week: local makers • local food trucks • fire pit • live music • hot cider & snack samples • pre-holiday savings

Volume One and The Local Store are excited to bring back the Night Market – an indoor/outdoor “maker market” and sale series on Friday nights, Sept. 21 – Oct. 19, from 6-9pm. Each night, we'll feature 4–6 different local makers – themselves and their products – in the Volume One Gallery. During the event, we'll also set up a fire pit in our courtyard area, invite local food trucks, host live acoustic music, and serve hot cider and snack samples. Simultaneously, all regular Local Store merchandise is 15% OFF during the Night Market!

See the full schedule of this year's makers, performers, and food trucks!

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Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 2018

The Local Store's Tent Sale Blowout (Sept. 7 & 8)

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 7 & 8 (9am-9pm)

The Local Store is having a huge end of summer tent sale this weekend! Stop by the Volume One parking lot (kitty corner from the shop at 205 N. Dewey St.) to check out tons of popular t-shirts, great décor, and more at great, best-of-the-year discounts.

ALSO in the store (all weekend): Buy one, get one half off select items!

STUDENTS! Get 15% off everything w/ your student ID during the UW Meets EC event Friday (Sept. 7) from 5pm-9pm!

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Thursday, Aug. 30th, 2018

New in the Shop: Big Red Machine

A new Justin Vernon-related album comes out this week! Big Red Machine (recorded with Aaron Dessner of The National, among other people) is out Friday, August 31. We've got CDs and LPs down at The Local Store and online: CDsLPs

MORE: In 2008, Aaron Dessner sent Justin Vernon an instrumental sketch of a song called "Big Red Machine" for Dark Was The Night. This was before they had met in person. Justin wrote a song to it, interpreting the Big Red Machine title as a heart. 10 years of friendship later, there are 10 more songs. Big Red Machine. Each song includes a large number of collaborators via the PEOPLE platform and the record was produced by Justin and Aaron with longtime collaborator Brad Cook and engineered by Jonathan Low primarily at Aaron's studio Long Pond in Upper Hudson Valley, NY

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August 31: Opening Reception, "The Big Paintings" by Denise Presnell

Friday, August 316:30-8:30pm • 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • Facebook • Web

Join us in the Volume One Gallery for an opening reception for local artist Denise Presnell's solo gallery show! Although her imagery is rooted in nature (and in particular forest and water subjects) her style is abstract in direction. Presnell uses oil on canvas, acrylic and oil paint stick on canvas, and a unique medium incorporating oil on Plexiglas mounted over oil pastel on linen mat board. The work expresses a sense of personal freedom. Stop by on Friday (Aug. 31, 6:30-8:30pm) to meet the artist and see her striking work.

The show will hang in the gallery through October 27.

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