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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
Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lectionary Resource (3-Volume Set)
Lawrence, Kenneth T. [Editor]; Weaver, Jann Cather [Editor]; Wedell, Roger [Editor]; Blain, Susan A. [Editor]; Gouwens, Sharon Iverson [Editor]; O'Callaghan, Catherine [Editor]; Spradling, Grant [Editor];
45.00 USD

The Heart of a Boy (Cuore): A Schoolboy's Journal by De Amicis, Edmondo, and Mantellini, Gaetano Ettore Raffaele
De Amicis, Edmondo, and Mantellini, Gaetano Ettore Raffaele
25.00 USD

Lenin Stalin 1917: Selected Writings and Speeches
Lenin, V. I. and J. V. Stalin
39.00 USD

Illustrated British Ballads Old and New, Volume II
Smith, George Barnett
50.00 USD

Symmetry, Orbitals and Spectra: Problems and Answers
Orchin, Milton; Jaffe, Hans H.
45.00 USD

After virtue: A study in moral theory
MacIntyre, Alasdair C
14.95 USD

Aristotle and his school;: An inquiry into the history of the Peripatos with a commentary on Metaphysics [zeta], [eta], [lambda] and [theta]
Grayeff, Felix
7.95 USD

The North Americans of Antiquity Their Origin, Migrations, and Type of Civilization Considered
Short, John T.
50.00 USD

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science : The Classical Origins, Descartes to Kant
Buchdahl, Gerd
25.00 USD

Works: Metaphysics v. 8 (Oxford Transport)
35.00 USD

The trials of counsel--Francis Bacon in 1621
Marwil, Jonathan
8.00 USD

The Haven - Finding Art : A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook
Taylor, E. G. R.
35.00 USD

Physics of the stoics (A Radius book)
Sambursky, Samuel
8.00 USD

Frege: Tradition and Influence
Frege, Gottlob; Wright, Crispin [Editor]
22.50 USD

In Defence of Realism
Tallis, Raymond
7.50 USD

The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism Before Its Triumph
Hirschman, Albert O.
7.95 USD

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