Bookstores in Minnesota

A guide to the best independent
Minnesota bookstores

Alexandria

Cherry Street Books - Alexandria MNCherry Street Books

503 Broadway St.
Phone: (320) 763-9400
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

Cherry Street Books opened in June 2007. We have a wide variety of books for all ages and interests; orders are placed nearly every day and we are always happy to help customers find just what they are looking for if it is not already in the store. We are located in a resort community and enjoy meeting visitors from all over the US and other countries during the height of our summer tourist season. We host several book clubs and offer story time for young children every Saturday morning at 10 AM.

Buffalo

Buffalo Books & Coffee - 6 Division St. - (763) 682-3147

Cambridge

Scout & Morgan Books - 114 Buchanan St. North - (763) 689-2474

Duluth

The Bookstore at Fitger's - 600 E. Superior St. - (888) 270-2665 - Specialty: Regional

Excelsior

Excelsior Bay Books - 36 Water St. - (952) 401-0932

Fergus Falls

Victor Lundeen Co. - 126 W. Lincoln Ave. - (800) 346-4870

Grand Marais

Drury Lane Books - 12 E. Wisconsin St. - (218) 387-3370

Grand Rapids

The Village Bookstore - Central Sq Mall, 201 NW 4th St. # 105 - (218) 326-9458

Minneapolis

Boneshaker Books - 2002 23rd Ave. S. - (612) 871-7110 - Specialty: Radical and progressive

Birchbark Books and Native Arts - Minneapolis MNBirchbark Books & Native Arts

2115 W. 21st St.
Phone: (612) 374-4023
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Native American Books and Art
Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Our books are lovingly chosen. Our store is tended with care. We specialize in Native American books, art, and gifts, but also carry a wide variety of books for every interest. Adults will love our display table of carefully selected new titles. Kids will delight in the Tree House and Hobbit Hole. Young Adults will find a large selection of books to devour. Our store is lovely and peaceful; our staff, bright and helpful. Come visit us!

The Bookhouse in Dinkytown - 1316 4th St. SE - (612) 331-1430 - Used books

Eat My Words - 1228 2nd St NE - (651) 243-1756 - Used books

Eye of Horus Metaphysical - 3012 Lyndale Ave. S. - (612) 872-1292

Magers & Quinn Booksellers - 3038 Hennepin Ave. S - (866) 912-6657

Mayday Books - 301 Cedar Ave. - (612) 333-4719 - Specialty: Radical/Progressive/Green

Moon Palace Books - Minneapolis MNMoon Palace Books

2820 E. 33rd St.
Phone: (612) 454-0455
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook, Twitter   

We're an independent bookstore located in the Longfellow neighborhood right behind Peace Coffee Wonderland Park and the Trylon microcinema. We're at 2820 E 33rd St (between Minnehaha Avenue and Hiawatha Avenue) and we're open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6:30 and Sunday 12 to 4. We've got new and used books. We sell eBooks and those nifty Kobo eReaders. We're very excited to be open and can't wait to meet you!

Once Upon a Crime - Minneapolis MNOnce Upon a Crime

604 W. 26th St.
Phone: (612) 870-3785
Type: New books
Specialty: Mystery
Events: Author Signings

In addition to our new books we house a library of collectible, hard to find and out of print mysteries. We encourage mail order business and gladly get authors to sign books for out of state/country customers. We do not sell on line. Email or telephone please.

Present Moment Herbs & Books - 3546 Grand Ave. S - (800) 378-3245 - Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore - Minneapolis MNUncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore

2864 Chicago Ave. S.
Phone: (612) 824-9984
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: Mystery
Events: Author Signings

Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore has been around since 1980, has been shipping mail orders all over the world from the beginning, and has a huge selection of new and used mystery books. We can combine orders from Uncle Edgar's and Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore to save on the shipping expense. Open 10 am to 8 pm M-F, 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays, noon to 5 pm Sundays.

Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore - Minneapolis MNUncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore

2864 Chicago Ave. S.
Phone: (612) 824-6347
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialy: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Events: Author Signings

Uncle Hugo's is the oldest surviving science fiction specialty store in the U.S. (opened March 2, 1974), has been shipping mail orders all over the world for decades, and customers from all over the world have told us that we have the largest selection of science fiction and fantasy books they've ever seen.

University of Minnesota Bookstore - Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE - (612) 625-6000 - General books

Whitney Books & Prints - 4157 Grand Ave. South - (612) 374-4212 - Used, Antiquarian books, maps, periodicals

Wild Rumpus - 2720 W. 43rd St. - (612) 920-5005 - Children's books

Nisswa

Turtle Town Books & Gifts - 25491 Main St. - (218) 963-4891

Northfield

Carleton College Bookstore - 1 N. College St. - (507) 222-4153 - General books

St. Olaf College Bookstore - 1520 Saint Olaf Ave. - (507) 786-3048 - General books

Osseo

A Novel Place - 202 County Rd. 81 - (763) 424-4122 - Used books

Park Rapids

Beagle Books - 112 W. Third St. - (218) 237-2665

Sister Wolf Books - 20471 Hwy. 226 - (218) 732-7565

Perham

Bev's Book Nook - 126 W. Main St. - (218) 346-2556 - New & Used books

St. Paul

Addendum - 165 Western Ave N #14 - (651) 493-3871

Common Good Books - 38 S. Snelling Ave. - (651) 225-8989

Micawber's Bookstore - 2238 Carter Ave. - (651) 646-5506

Midway Used and Rare Bookstore - 1579 University Ave. - (651) 644-7605

Red Balloon Bookshop - 891 Grand Ave. - (651) 224-8320

SubText - 165 Western Ave. N. - (612) 387-8803

University of Minnesota Bookstore - St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave. - (612) 624-9200 - General books

St. Peter

The Book Mark - Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College - (507) 933-7588 - General books

Stillwater

Valley Bookseller - Stillwater MNValley Bookseller

217 N. Main St.
Phone: (651) 430-3385
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

Great Books. Great People. Enjoy free WiFi with a view of the beautiful St. Croix River! Shop 24/7 @www.valleybookseller.com or stop in to find out about author events, Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour and much more! Monday-Saturday, 9-8, Sunday, 9-5.

Wayzata

The Bookcase - 824 E. Lake St. - (952) 473-8341

White Bear Lake

Lake Country Booksellers - 4766 Washington Sq. - (651) 426-0918

Winona

The Book Shelf - Winona MNThe Book Shelf

162 W. 2nd St.
Phone: (507) 474-1880
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary

Founded in 2002, The Book Shelf serves Winona and its environs, providing a bright and comfortable space to shop for quality fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Originally located on Huff Street across from Winona State University, the store moved to its current location on 2nd Street in May of 2008. We now cohabitate with The Blue Heron Coffeehouse, Winona's beloved purveyor of organic fair-trade coffee and made-from-scratch cuisine featuring organic and locally-sourced ingredients.

Paperbacks & Pieces - 429 Mankato Ave. - (507) 452-5580 - Used

Zimmerman

Reading Frenzy BookShop - 12530 Fremont Ave. #200 - (763) 856-3736

 

 

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