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Books, games and gifts for all ages.


About Turtle Town Books & Gifts

Turtle Town is a truly unique stop in Nisswa. Not only do we offer thousands of books, games, gifts, and toys, our goal is to offer the highest level of knowledgeable, friendly, and personal service. Our staff is devoted to matching you with a great book, puzzle, game or gift that will provide hours of entertainment.

Because half of the store is devoted to children, we are a great destination for gift buying and vacationing visitors. We choose our games and toys carefully for quality and value, and our puzzle lines are the best. 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion with you and your family!


Dear Treasured Customers,

As many of you already know, I had to say goodbye to my best friend and husband of 46 years on March 3 of this year. He first became noticeably ill in early January and quickly deteriorated.

At the end, he was in St. Cloud hospital where he got wonderful care. Because Doug was my first priority, the store didn’t get the attention it needed.  Luckily, I’ve had fabulous employees to keep it going, but the store suffered.  If you have in any way been inconvenienced by our shortened hours and meager inventory, I hope you will give us another chance.

Grief is different for everyone, and I’m trying to do the best I can without Doug, but often I’m overwhelmed. He was famous for his bad Dad jokes, and I can’t replace his kindness and sense of humor, or the many things he did for the store.

Soon spring will return and we will welcome you back!  Your cheerful faces will brighten our days!

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Lutheran Church of the Cross on June 12th at noon, followed by a celebratory reception.  

Thanks for your continued support. I know many of you will miss him, too.


For the Kids

They are passionate about reading and love sharing that with their young readers! They have devoted half of their store to the books, puzzles, games, and toys that children love. You'll find the latest in great books from infant to young adult as well as the classics that are great for every generation. Turtle Town is THE place to get a memorable gift for your young reader.

Looking for entertainment on a rainy day? Look no further! Young readers love to browse their endless collections and find the next series that will have them stuck in a book for the foreseeable future. Watch their Facebook page for updates on visiting authors and story-times throughout the summer.

For the Grown Ups


Turtle Town is your one stop for everything reading related. If you're looking to curl up with the latest best-seller or that autobiography you've heard so much about, they have it waiting for you. Or maybe you're not sure what you'd like to read next? Their helpful staff, many times the owners themselves, will help you find something that checks all the boxes. Come browse the aisles of books and gifts! You never know what you'll find!

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Games, puzzles, and toys

Turtle Town is packed with fun games and puzzles for the entire family. They also have a huge selection of toys and many of your favorite brands like Playmobil, Modarri, Hasbro, Schylling and many more!

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