How to donate/sell your books



Wed: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thurs: 10 AM - 5 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 10 AM - 2 PM

*Hours may vary. As a small business run primarily by our owner, we thank you for your grace and understanding on days when we need to close or adjust our hours unexpectedly due to unforseen staffing issues and weather. Please inquire about extended hours for special events and private parties. The most up-to-date store information can be found at www.facebook.com/thelionseed.



The Lionseed, located in beautiful Battle Lake, Minnesota, is home to our bookstore and learning commons. We host public and private events, offer academic skill-building services and a safe, welcoming space for creative, community-building ideas. Lionseed opened to the community on May 29, 2022. 



Tending Windmills, LLC (TWL) is our parent company focused on serving local communities through creative educational and community-building endeavors. TWL was founded by owner/executive director Kristin Sawyer Lyman in 2017.

We began by offering Barton Reading & Spelling tutoring for students with dyslexia and quickly expanded to include Executive Function Skills Coaching and Academic/Career Coaching services for neurodiverse K-12, post-secondary and graduate students. In 2020, Kristin was selected to become a PACER Parent Leader, which provided her with invaluable training to become a strong advocate and resource for students with special needs.