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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 Austin
  • Address 1 407 North Main St
  • Phone (507) 440-7046
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Sweet Reads is not just your average book and candy store - it's an experience! You'll find opportunities to take pictures inside a train, in a forest, and more!

  • City Title Cambridge
  • Address 1 114 Buchanan St. North
  • Phone (763) 689-2474
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Scout & Morgan Books is an independent bookstore, selling new, used, and out-of-print books along with cards and gifts for readers.

  • City Title Duluth
  • Address 1 600 E. Superior St.
  • Phone (888) 270-2665
  • Type New books
  • 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
  • Type New books
  • City Title Grand Marais
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  • Address 1 11 1st Ave
  • Phone (218) 387-2315
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings
Birchbark Books and Gifts (also known as Birchbark Gallery) is the biggest book store on the North Shore! The store also includes kids toys, gifts, women's clothing, food items, home decor, and more! Our bookstore is filled with a wide array of books for those that love history, local reads and authors, regional books hiking/outdoors, classics, women's literature, popular novels, teen/youth, Native American, children's books and so much more! We also buy used books!  The building use to be an old garage and has been remolded. Come check out the kids play pit!
  • Address 1 12 E. Wisconsin St.
  • Phone (218) 387-3370
  • Type New books
  • City Title Grand Rapids
  • Address 1 Central Sq Mall, 201 NW 4th St. # 105
  • Phone (218) 326-9458
  • Type New books
  • City Title Maple Lake
  • Address 1 63 Birch Ave. S.
  • Phone (320) 963-1918
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Events Author Signings

New & used books, videos, music CDs. Also selling sheet music, reeds, drumsticks, and other items for musicians. We opened in Maple Lake in 1985, and then moved to Buffalo for many years. We are happy to relocate back to downtown Maple Lake in a beautiful historic building.

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!

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  • Address 1 1316 4th St. SE
  • Phone (612) 331-1430
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

A labyrinthine space of floor-to-ceiling used books in the heart of Dinkytown. Independent book store buying and selling quality books since 1976.

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  • Address 1 720 Washington Ave. SE
  • Phone (612) 584-3359
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's, Educational, Feminist, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space creates a platform for education, activism, and positive community experiences in Minnesota. With a focus on faith, social justice, and women’s empowerment, we provide books from around the world as well as space for community gatherings, events, and regular programming.

  • Address 1 1228 2nd St NE
  • Phone (651) 243-1756
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

An education and entertainment redistribution center. 24,000 used books and a few new ones by local authors. Literary, musical and other events. Meeting space available. Comfy chairs.

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  • Address 1 3038 Hennepin Ave. S
  • Phone (612) 822-4611
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

7,000 square-feet devoted to new, used, and collectible books in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis since 1994.

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.

Open Book is a home for literary & book arts igniting the imagination of all who visit.

Established in 1975, Paperback Exchange is a locally owned and independent bookstore with over 150,000+ books in stock, and books arriving daily. Our selection ranges from current bestsellers to out-of-print oddities.

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 7 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. 
Open 10 am to 7 pm M-F, 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays, noon to 5 pm Sundays.

  • Address 1 2720 W. 43rd St.
  • Phone (612) 920-5005
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

We are an independent children's bookstore in Minneapolis with a penchant for Manx cats and chickens (as well as many other interesting creatures living at our store).

  • City Title Northfield
  • Address 1 314 Division Street
  • Phone (507) 222-9238
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery is your local, indie bookstore in Park Rapids, MN!

  • City Title Perham
  • Address 1 126 W. Main St.
  • Phone (218) 346-2556
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Red Wing
  • Address 1 320 Bush St.
  • Phone (651) 800-2030
  • Type New books
  • City Title St. Paul
  • Address 1 478 Cleveland Ave. S.
  • Phone (651) 330-3096
  • Type New books

Midway Used and Rare Books offers an outstanding selection of thousands of hardcover and paperback books for readers, scholars and collectors.

Thousands & Thousands of Gently Read Used Books and a Wide Selection of Well Made Toys & Games - Educational, Active & Creative. Concentration Trainers!

  • Address 1 6 W 5th St
  • Phone (651) 493-2791
  • Type New books
  • City Title St. Peter
  • Address 1 Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College
  • Phone (507) 933-7588
  • Type New books
  • 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 @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.

  • City Title Wadena
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  • Address 1 209 Jefferson St. S.
  • Phone (218) 632-2665
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

We at An Open Book believe that books are the truest form of time travel, opening lines of communications across barriers. We invite you to join us on our journey. We have books for big kids, little kids, and everyone in between plus games, toys, stationery, and regional gift items. For our fans living far away (or if you're trapped indoors by snow drifts) you can now browse over five million books in print at our e-commerce site.

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