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Minneapolis, MN 55414

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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 Visconti Hours, National Library, Florence (Slipcase Edition)
Giovannino De' Grassi; Belbello da Pavia; Millard Meiss; Edith W. Kirsch
44.00 USD

The Blackman's Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman
Ali, Shahrazad
16.95 USD

Heart's Migration (English and English Edition)
Linda Rodriguez
6.95 USD

Jung and Politics: The Political and Social Ideas of C. G. Jung (Harper colophon books ; CN 448)
Walter Odajnyk; Foreword by Marie-Louise von Franz
6.00 USD

Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process
Higginbotham, A. Leon
8.95 USD

John Williamson Nevin: American Theologian (Religion in America)
Wentz, Richard E.
8.00 USD

Judicial Review and the National Political Process: A Functional Reconsideration of the Role of the Supreme Court
Choper, Jesse H.
19.95 USD

The Jews of the Soviet Union: The History of a National Minority (Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies)
Pinkus, Benjamin
10.00 USD

World Christianity and Marxism
Janz, Denis R.
19.95 USD

Marxism, Maoism, and Utopianism: Eight Essays
Maurice Meisner
25.00 USD

Political Theory Today
Held, David [Editor]
10.00 USD

Melting the Earth: The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions
Sigurdsson, Haraldur
12.00 USD

Art Under Stalin
Bown, Matthew Cullerne
12.95 USD

Dawn of Religious Pluralism: Voices From the World's Parliament of Religions, 1893
Seager, Richard
12.50 USD

Rewriting the Soul
Hacking, Ian
8.00 USD

God's Willing Knowledge: The Influence of Scotus' Analysis of Omniscience
Langston, Douglas C.
7.50 USD

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