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Located near the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, we've been providing quality used books to the Twin Cities area for over 30 years.  With over 30,000 books in the store and over 30,000 in our warehouse, there's plenty to look at both in store and online. 

New books are arriving everyday and getting added to our catalog--you can search these listings using the search function on the left hand side of the page.  However, many sections of the store are not cataloged (like our extensive paperback literature section), so if you are looking for a specific book and you don't see it online, please contact our store directly.

We also buy and sell vinyl!  We were recently named one of the Best Places For Vinyl In Minnesota

Our collection is expanding so be sure to take a look!

Be sure to check our Rare Book Room when you stop in!

Thomas R. Smith will be reading Friday July 18   7:30 at the Book House, 1316 SE 4th St  in Dinkytown.   Thomas has been writing, editing, and teaching poetry for 40 years. His latest collection of poems, Dream Union,  is dedicated to restoring democracy in Wisconsin. All proceeds will go to unseat Scott Walker. He will read from other works, by plan or request.

His 10 year editing enterprise, Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer, was just published by Graywolf Press. In August, he will be teaching Poetry: Secrets and Mysteries of Sound at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. 

Please join us for an intimate evening of poetry and conversation at the Book House in Dinkytown.

Bill Savran's photos of his Dinkytown days, including the 10 O'Clock Scholar, will be up through July 15
Come check them out! 

Take a look at this University of Minnesota Campus History Map to learn more about Dinkytown!

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Disputationen De. Martin Luthers in d. j. 1535-1545 an der Universitat Wittenberg gehalten [zum ersten Male herausgegeben von Paul Drews], Luther, Martin
Disputationen De. Martin Luthers in d. j. 1535-1545 an der Universitat Wittenberg gehalten [zum ersten Male herausgegeben von Paul Drews]
Luther, Martin
400.00 USD

Sammtliche Werke, Schopenhauer, Arthur
Sammtliche Werke
Schopenhauer, Arthur
800.00 USD

Foundation, Asimov, Isaac
Asimov, Isaac
750.00 USD

A New and Complete Edition of the Works of James Montgomery (2 Volumes), James Montgomery
A New and Complete Edition of the Works of James Montgomery (2 Volumes)
James Montgomery
200.00 USD

Firestarter, King, Stephen
King, Stephen
500.00 USD

Foundation and empire, Asimov, Isaac
Foundation and empire
Asimov, Isaac
1000.00 USD

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Zheng He (Discovery)
Yamashita, Michael; Guadalupi, Gianni [Introduction]
22.50 USD

Building Underground: The Design and Construction Handbook for Earth-Sheltered Houses
Wade, Herbert
16.50 USD

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Hoverson, Joelle; Williams, Anna [Photographer]
15.95 USD

Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader
McCarthy, John J.
34.95 USD

The Blank Swan: The End of Probability
Ayache, Elie
29.95 USD

Trask's Historical Linguistics
Larry Trask; Robert McColl Millar
19.00 USD

Meaning: A Slim Guide to Semantics (Oxford Linguistics)
Elbourne, Paul
15.95 USD

Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide
Bowern, Claire
12.95 USD

Essential Papers on Object Relations (Essential Papers in Psychoanalysis)
Peter Buckley [Editor]
17.50 USD

The social psychology of George Herbert Mead (Phoenix books)
George Herbert Mead; Editor-Anselm Strauss
8.00 USD

Semantics, Second Edition (Palgrave Modern Linguistics)
Kearns, Kate
22.50 USD

A Bilingual Edition of the Love Songs of Bernart De Ventadorn in Occitan and English: Sugar and Salt (Studies in Mediaeval Literature)
Bernart, De Ventadorn; Herman, Mark [Translator]; Apter, Ronnie [Translator];
150.00 USD

A Yoga Dictionary of Basic Sanskrit Terms
Goswami Kriyananda; Kriyananda, Goswami
8.95 USD

Communion: The Female Search for Love
hooks, bell
10.00 USD

The Black Dog Trail the Story of the Osage Indians
Newman, Tillie Karns
95.00 USD

Lions' Commentary on Unix
Lions, John
24.50 USD

A Quarter Century of UNIX
Salus, Peter H.
26.50 USD

The UNIX Philosophy
Gancarz, Mike
12.50 USD

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
Brooks Jr., Frederick P.
14.95 USD

Hacker's Delight
Henry S. Warren Jr.
33.95 USD

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The Book House in Dinkytown
1316 4th St. SE, Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN  55414

(612) 331-1430

Open Monday - Saturday 12a-8:30p
Sunday 12p-8p

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