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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
Passing (Penguin Classics)
Larsen, Nella; Davis, Thadious M. [Editor]
7.20 USD

Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)
Tro, Nivaldo J.
108.95 USD

In Search Primordial Tradition & The Cosmic Christ: Uniting World Religious Experience with A Lost Esoteric Christianity
Fr. John Rossner
10.00 USD

Inner Asian Frontiers Of China
Owen Lattimore
21.50 USD

The Shape of Automation for Men and Management
Simon, Herbert Alexander
15.00 USD

Gymkhana Games
Kenoyer, Natlee
18.00 USD

Body experience in fantasy and behavior (Century psychology series)
Fisher, Seymour
8.95 USD

Drought, policy, and politics in India: The need for a long-term perspective
Mathur, Kuldeep; Jayal, Niraja Gopal
7.00 USD

The God Delusion
Dawkins, Richard
8.95 USD

Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 vols. in one
Horgan, Paul
8.95 USD

Ingmar Bergman and the Rituals of Art
Livingston, Paisley
8.00 USD

Rembrandt as an Etcher: A Study of the Artist at Work, Second edition
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; White, Mr. Christopher
200.00 USD

Uncle Scrooge (Walt Disney best comics series)
Barks, Carl [Editor]; Zanotto, Piero [Introduction]; Barks, Carl [Foreword]
55.00 USD

Off the Wall: Psychedelic Rock Posters from San Francisco
Gastaut, Amelie; Criqui, Jean-Pierre
59.95 USD

Jim Dine Figure Drawings 1975-1979
Dine, Jim; Glenn, Constance W.
30.00 USD

The Drawings of Anthony Van Dyck
Van Dyck, Anthony; Brown, Christopher
35.00 USD

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