Buy Some Books

We know you know but in case you don’t know, now you know. And knowing’s half the battle. So, go, Joe.


Birchbark Books

Louise Erdrich’s longrunning bookstore richly serves not only its immediate neighborhood but also the Indigerati across the continent. 

Boneshaker Books

‘Your friendly neighborhood radical bookstore.’

Comma, a bookshop

Newly opened indie bookshop in Linden Hills carrying fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books. 

Cream & Amber

Books. Beer. Coffee. Can one ask for more?

 Magers & Quinn 

A leading indie bookstore for a reason … several reasons, really.

Magus Books & Herbs

From alchemy and astral projection to wicca and yoga.

Mayday Books 

Volunteer-run, nonprofit collective selling progressive/lefty books and magazines since 1975.

Midway Used & Rare Books 

Right at Midway & Snelling, a home to your favorite old, older, and very old books.

Moon Palace

Great selection that pairs perfectly with their reading sloth t-shirts and Geek Love cafe. 

Next Chapter

Super-fab selection and top-notch staff picks in Mac-Groveland. 

Once Upon a Crime

Mystery fiction. That’s it. 


A publisher featuring ‘life-changing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry’ with a beautiful store in Open Book.

Present Moment Herbs & Books 

Tons of rare and unusual books, plus bulk herb and homeopathic remedies. 

Red Balloon

Not just for the kiddos, the independent children’s bookstore has a solid grownup’s section and gifts.  


Everything you want in an indie bookstore in both the selection and author appearances. 

The Book House

If you pull one book from this cluttered Dinkytown spot, will a few more fall? Maybe, but you might go home with those, too.

Wild Rumpus

Never has a bookstore captured the true whimsy and chaos of childhood like the Wild Rumpus with its pets and kidcentric lit.