Welcome to The Moonstone Bookstore and Emporium. We had an exciting grand opening as we commenced our operations on May 26, 2018, just in time for the Red Cloud Alumni Weekend. We also hosted an event for the annual Willa Cather Conference on May 30, 2018 and then visited with many of the cyclists participating in the BRAN ride across Nebraska on June 6, 2018. We have had tourists from all across the United States including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, California, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, Indiana, Colorado and Kansas. These have been exciting and busy times.
Our web page includes our upcoming events, an online component of our bookstore’s inventory, a history of our bookstore, a blog and other interesting features. We have a Facebook page where you can see what is happening at the Moonstone as we post regularly. We also offer specials and updates about new acquisitions to our collections.
Come and visit us here in Red Cloud, heart of Willa Cather country and the source of inspiration for so many of her Nebraska writings. We are also home to other historic events that have taken place here or nearby including a visit by Zebulon Pike during his explorations of the West in 1806, and the park where many early baseball stars played before heading to the majors including Hall of Famers Dazzy Vance and Cy Young. Just to the east of Red Cloud was a large Pawnee Indian village, a site which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Henry Obitz, a professional golfer who designed the Red Cloud Golf Course was a Red Cloud resident.
So make it a day, come and visit Red Cloud, America’s most famous small town.