Discover Your Inner Bookworm at These Local Minneapolis Bookstores
Looking for something to read? Or just somewhere to relax? Or maybe you have something more specific in mind. From rooms with special treasures, to cozy eats, to furry friends, our bookstores are about so much more than just books. Whatever you're looking for, chances are we have a bookstore that will suit you!
Located on the first floor of Open Book, the country’s largest literary arts center, Milkweed Books is your spot for finding new poetry, experimental or creative nonfiction, short stories, translations, and more. Pick up something that will challenge you, excite you, and even change the way you see the world.
Inside Moon Palace Books, you'll find new bestsellers as well as used and bargain books. This place is huge, so enjoy hunting for your next read. Moon Palace Books hosts countless book releases and author events. Take a look at their calendar.
Calling all mystery and crime fans! As the name implies, Once Upon A Crime specializes in mystery and crime novels. They have thousands to choose from, and even host authors from time to time. Check out their calendarto see what’s coming up!
Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore is ready to welcome back customers from their new location and carries the largest assortment of mystery books in the area.
Located in the same space as Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore, this independently owned shop is a sci-fi lovers dream! Uncle Hugo’s is actually the oldest independent science fiction bookstore in the nation. The signs with the Uncles' logos won’t be up for a few months, so look for black awnings that read Glass Endeavors.
Eat My Words carries plenty of used books, rare books, and they even sell pottery, but what we love most is that they have a strong presence of local authors. From poetry to fiction to mysteries, local authors help to tell the story of Minnesota and even the Northeast neighborhood.
Comma, a bookshop carries best sellers, but also the works of local authors. Not sure which book to read next? They've got several collections of staff-curated titles, and staff are so excited to help you find your next favorite book.
Big Hill Books is as charming as the Bryn Mawr neighborhood in which it resides. This woman-owned bookstore carries books for all interests, and they even carry gifty things, like puzzles and greeting cards. Pick out your next read, then settle into the comfy chairs around the store for a book-preview.
We love The Book House for their incredible selection of books, and you will definitely find us perusing their collection of vinyl records. But what makes The Book House really stand out is their “Rare Book Room” where you can find old, interesting, and scarce volumes of works you can’t find elsewhere.
This cozy, neighborhood book store celebrates and supports Indigenous culture and writers. Owned by Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa member and author Louise Erdrich and largely employed by those with Native backgrounds, Birchbark Books helps to represent the diverse population of Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. While they specialize in Native writers, journalists, and historians, they sell books from all types of authors.
James & Mary Laurie Bookseller has over 120,000 individually selected fine books as well as over 30,000 classical and jazz vinyl records. They carry all types of subjects and even have some local works in the mix.
Located in both the IDS Center and the Yong Quinlan Building in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the Strive Publishing bookstore is solving the demand for culturally relevant children's books while uplifting voices of Black authors. At their bookstore, you can shop Strive Publishing books, order a book from another publisher, or attend a multicultural literary event.
Wild Rumpus carries a wide variety of books for all levels of readers. From baby & toddler, to young adult, to best sellers and new releases, they’ve got it all. You can also make a furry friend while you’re there! Meet their in-store animal friends.
Black Garnet Books is a new Black, woman-owned bookstore offering contemporary literature from Black and racially diverse authors. Although opened a storefront in St. Paul, it got its start in Minneapolis! Shop their selection of books online or in-store.
Magers & Quinn is the bookstore you spend hours in without even realizing it. Walk up and down their stocked aisles and you’ll find the latest and greatest, the tried and true, that one that caught your eye. Fair warning – you’re sure to leave with more than you expected!