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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Minnesota

The best list of independent Minnesota bookstores


  • City Title Alexandria
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  • Address 1 503 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
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.
  • City Title Cambridge
  • Address 1 114 Buchanan St. North
  • Phone (763) 689-2474
  • City Title Duluth
  • Address 1 600 E. Superior St.
  • Phone (888) 270-2665
  • Specialty Regional
  • City Title Excelsior
  • Address 1 36 Water St.
  • Phone (952) 401-0932
  • City Title Fergus Falls
  • Address 1 126 W. Lincoln Ave.
  • Phone (800) 346-4870
  • City Title Grand Marais
  • Address 1 12 E. Wisconsin St.
  • Phone (218) 387-3370
  • City Title Grand Rapids
  • Address 1 Central Sq Mall, 201 NW 4th St. # 105
  • Phone (218) 326-9458
  • City Title Minneapolis
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  • Address 1 2115 W. 21st St.
  • Phone (612) 374-4023
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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!
  • Address 1 1228 2nd St NE
  • Phone (651) 243-1756
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 301 Cedar Ave.
  • Phone (612) 333-4719
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  • Address 1 2820 E. 33rd St.
  • Phone (612) 454-0455
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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!
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  • Address 1 604 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.
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  • Address 1 2864 Chicago Ave. S.
  • Phone (612) 824-9984
  • Type Primarily new with some 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 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.
  • Address 1 2720 W. 43rd St.
  • Phone (612) 920-5005
  • Specialty Children's
  • Address 1 314 Division Street
  • Phone (507) 222-9238
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Osseo
  • Address 1 202 County Rd. 81
  • Phone (763) 424-4122
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Park Rapids
  • Address 1 112 W. Third St.
  • Phone (218) 237-2665
  • City Title Perham
  • Address 1 126 W. Main St.
  • Phone (218) 346-2556
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title St. Paul
  • Address 1 165 Western Ave N #14
  • Phone (651) 493-3871
  • Address 1 165 Western Ave. N.
  • Phone (612) 387-8803
  • City Title St. Peter
  • Address 1 Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College
  • Phone (507) 933-7588
  • City Title Stillwater
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  • Address 1 217 N. Main St.
  • Phone (651) 430-3385
  • Type Primarily new with some 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
Great Books. Great People. Enjoy free WiFi with a view of the beautiful St. Croix River! Shop 24/7 or stop in to find out about author events, Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour and much more! Monday-Saturday, 9-8, Sunday, 9-5.
  • City Title Winona
  • Address 1 429 Mankato Ave.
  • Phone (507) 452-5580
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 162 W. 2nd St.
  • Phone (507) 474-1880
  • Type Primarily new with some 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.

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