Reading is an activity that can be done anytime, anywhere, and by people of almost any age. Prepare for Book Lovers Day on Wednesday, August 9 by stocking up at one of these great bookstores near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
1. BooksMN 3701 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville 952.746.1977 6.4 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Christine Olson, Savage native and owner of BooksMN, took the opposite path of most entrepreneurs today. After 10 years, Olson expanded her online-only overstock and remainder book store into its first brick-and-mortar location. BooksMN also sells a wide variety of gifts, collectibles and craft supplies. Hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, while the online storefront is open 24/7.
2. Wild Rumpus 2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis 612.920.5005 17.1 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Reading is a wonderful activity for families to share, and both you and your kids will be charmed with a visit to Wild Rumpus. The popular book The Salamander Room served as a blueprint for the store, which has a conventional interior up front but progresses to become an "outdoor" oasis featuring mice, cats and other delightful animals. Wild Rumpus is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.
Magers & Quinn is the largest bookstore in the Twin Cities, and often acclaimed as the best. Since opening in 1995, the business has grown from the front half of a former thrift store to occupy an entire three-story building. Be sure to browse their fascinating Rare and Collectible section. The store also hosts frequent author presentations and book signings. Hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily, extended to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
4. Subtext Books 6 W 5th St, Saint Paul 651.493.2791 19.1 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
The slogan of the cleverly-named Subtext Books is "Satisfy Your Curiosity," and they take that sentiment to heart. Customers appreciate the extensive section featuring independent publishers and the large selection of titles by local authors. Subtext Books offers a packed calendar of author readings and conversations along with new release parties. Hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.
5. Once Upon a Crime 604 W 26th St, Minneapolis 612.870.3785 20.3 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
There's nothing like a juicy mystery to keep you turning pages all night long, and you'll find the best selection at Once Upon a Crime. The main store stocks thousands of titles in all mystery genres, while the annex features map backs and other vintage and collectible books, first editions and a corner devoted to Sherlockania. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
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