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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 Tree Farm
Robert Treuer; Sandra Sandholm Reischel [Illustrator]
7.00 USD

Ravens in Winter
Bernd Heinrich; Bernd Heinrich [Illustrator]
6.00 USD

Dark Sky, Dark Land: Stories of the Hmong Boy Scouts of Troop 100
Moore, David
7.00 USD

When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone
Kinnell, Galway
9.00 USD

Power in the Helping Professions
Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig
6.00 USD

Third Eye Theology
Song, C. S.
10.00 USD

Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea
Ellis, Richard
7.00 USD

Force Recon Diary, 1969-1970
Norton, Bruce H.
8.50 USD

German Resistance To Hitler Ethical and Religious Factors
Mary Alice Gallin
8.50 USD

Franco: Soldier, Commander, Dictator (Military Profiles)
Jensen, Geoffrey
9.95 USD

Decolonization: The Fall of the European Empires
Chamberlain, M. E.
14.91 USD

Symbols, Sex, and the Stars in Popular Beliefs: An Outline of the Origins of Moon and Sun Worship, Astrology, Sex Symbolism, Mystic Meaning of Numbers, the Cabala, and Many Popular Customs, Myth
Busenbark, Ernest
35.00 USD

Underground Bases and Tunnels: What Is the Government Trying to Hide?
Dr. Richard Sauder, Ph.D.
13.50 USD

The Day America Died: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001
Kaminski, John
9.11 USD

God Games: What Do You Do Forever?
Neil Freer; Zecharia Sitchin [Introduction]
10.00 USD

Der Apostel Paulus Und Die Sokratische Tradition: Eine Exegetische Untersuchung Zu Seiner Apologie 2 Korinther 10-13 (Beitrage Zur Historischen Theologie, 45) (German Edition)
Betz, Hans D.
15.00 USD

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