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gen. 20, 2008, 11:53pm

Bookhouse in Dinky Town near the University of Minnesota.
This place has A LOT of books. The books are two deep on the shelves and in piles on the floor. Plan a couple hours to do the place justice.

feb. 28, 2008, 9:37am

Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgar's - one block north of Lake Street on Chicago Avenue. They've been in business for 24 years. They have a completely amazing selection of new and used science fiction and mysteries. In their latest newsletter, the owner writes that they are struggling to survive right now - the cold and snowy winter, economic downturn, rise of internet bookstores - all are contributing.

Please stop by and help them out!

feb. 28, 2008, 9:39am

It would be a shame if Hugo's closed. I wish we had more money at the moment. :(

març 1, 2008, 9:29pm

Hugo's is a great place. It is THE place to find obscure titles. I was there today and took advantage of their Anniversary Sale and of course I found some good stuff.

maig 19, 2008, 12:05pm

I'm so glad I stumbled across this thread. I'm planning a trip to the twin cities and have to scope out the best bookstores. Let me know if there's any others I should be aware of. Thanks.

maig 19, 2008, 12:11pm

#5: Magers and Quinn is a great place. New and used books. Good selection (by Twin Cities standards). See here:

Hope you enjoy your trip to the Twin Cities! I miss it quite a lot (just did my master's there, now doing my doctorate in Manhattan). I'd like to get back there late this summer if I can.

BTW, if it's warm when you go and you're looking for a cool summer treat, Izzy's Ice Cream in St. Paul is the best I've ever had:

maig 19, 2008, 5:35pm

You should check out

Cummings Books about three doors down from the Book House in Dinkytown by the U of MN

Book Smart north of Magers and Quinn on Hennepin Ave about a half block past Lake St.

Beirmeirer east of Book House ~2 miles on 4th St just west of I35W. It's in a small bldg with a couple othe businesses and easy to miss if not looking.

Lien's Books appears to be closed, although listed in the phone book.
Independent used bookstores are become a thing of the past.

maig 19, 2008, 5:56pm

#7: I forgot about Book Smart. I second that one.