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Providing quality used books to the Twin Cities area for over 30 years.

With over 40,000 books in the store and another 40,000 in our archives, there's plenty to look at both in store and online. New books are arriving everyday and added to our online catalog.

Please note that many sections in 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: (612)331-1430

A vibrant and unique culture in Dinkytown!

Located above the two bike shops on 4th St. SE, you will be able find an eclectic selection of used and rare books that has kept many loyal readers coming back year after year. Our focus is on out-of-print, academic, rare, and otherwise unusual books, as well as fiction and literature for everyone. There is plenty to interesting finds in this curated selection—many of which can only be discovered in our brick-and-mortar shop. 

 We offer online ordering through this website and in-store pick-up!

Dinkytown: A Brief History

Dinkytown, USA (commonly Dinkytown) is an area within the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Centered at 14th Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast, the district contains several city blocks occupied by various small businesses, restaurants, food courts, bars, and the like, and apartment buildings mostly housing university students. Though known for housing local small businesses, the character has changed in recent years with more bars and corporate chains, though many small local businesses still thrive. Dinkytown is along the north side of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities East Bank campus.

Notable landmarks include the Dinky Dome (a former theological seminary converted to a food court), the Loring Pasta Bar (formerly Gray's Drug and also the building where Bob Dylan lived in Minneapolis), and Al's Breakfast (arguably the city's smallest restaurant). It's also the location of the 2nd store opened by Richard M. Schulze called "Sound of Music" which later became Best Buy.

Several landmarks are considered historic including Vescio's Italian restaurant, which opened in the 1950s, Annie's Parlour, and The Book House. The former Marshall-University High School on the corner of 14th Avenue and 5th street was closed in 1982 due to low enrollment and was purchased and converted into the University Technology Enterprise Center (UTEC) for startups. The Chateau co-op built their brutalist-style 22-story apartment co-op in 1973 at 13th Avenue Southeast and 5th Street Southeast.

taken from Wikipedia

Check out this interactive map of U of M's campus history and the history of Dinkytown!

New Arrivals
The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God
Sitchin, Zecharia
11.95 USD

The Morning of the Magicians: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations
Pauwels, Louis; Bergier, Jacques
9.95 USD

The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century
Phillip Darrell Collins; Paul David Collins
12.75 USD

Diary of a Witch: The Private Life of One of the World's Most Famous and Colorful Psychics
Leek, Sybil
25.00 USD

Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult
Levenda, Peter
12.50 USD

Operation Mind Control
Bowart, Walter H.; Condon, Richard [Introduction]
75.00 USD

On the Elements: Marius (Publications of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA ; 10)
Marius; Richard C. Dales [Translator]
22.00 USD

The Feast of Flesh and Spirit
de Angeles, Ly
25.00 USD

Ecstatic Ritual: Practical Sex Magic
Williams, Brandy
9.95 USD

The World of Tupac Amaru: Conflict, Community, and Identity in Colonial Peru
Stavig, Ward
8.00 USD

Mysterium Coniunctionis (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.14)
Jung, C. G.; Adler, Gerhard [Translator]; Hull, R. F.C. [Translator];
14.99 USD

An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases
Rudhyar, Dane
111.00 USD

Zaha Hadid
Mertins, Detlef; Schumacher, Patrik; Giovannini, Joseph [Editor]; Hadid, Zaha [Contributor];
19.95 USD

The Line of Beauty: A Novel
Hollinghurst, Alan
9.95 USD

The Elements of Style Illustrated
Strunk Jr., William; White, E.B.; Kalman, Maira [Illustrator]
14.95 USD

The Gardener's Year
Capek, Karel
22.95 USD

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