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Common Good Books

38 South Snelling Avenue
651.225.8989
www.commongoodbooks.com
A nice local store down the road from Macalester to buy a book or two. Owned by Garrison Keillor, it has ample walking space and nice couches, plus staff recommendations and reviews on the shelves. Its motto: “Live local, read large.”

Half Price Books

2041 Ford Parkway
651.699.1391
b.hpb.com
Secondhand bookshop committed to promoting literacy and kindness to the environment. The Highland Park location offers a large selection of used and new books.

Hmong ABC

217 Como Avenue, Suite 108
651.293.0019
www.hmongabc.com
Billed as the first and the only Hmong bookstore in the world, Hmong Arts, Books & Crafts (ABC) sells an impressive array of Hmong literature as well as arts and crafts, clothing, and music.

Micawber’s Books

2230 Carter Avenue
651.646.5506
micawbersbooks.com
Well-loved neighborhood bookstore in charming Saint Anthony Park. Independently owned by Tom Bielenberg and open for business since 1972.

Midway Books

1579 University Avenue
651.644.7605
www.midwaybook.com
An independently owned Saint Paul institution since 1965, Midway Books offers three packed floors of rare, used, and out-of-print books. A bibliophile’s gold mine.

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue
651.224.8320
www.redballoonbookshop.com
Independent children’s bookseller with a terrific selection of hand puppets. Regular storytimes and guest speakers.

Sixth Chamber Used Books

1332 Grand Avenue
651.690.9463
www.sixthchamber.com
Your classic used-book, well-lit dungeon. All the discount of a used bookstore combined with the flawless organization of a new bookstore, including a searchable online inventory.

SubText Books

6 West Fifth Street
651.493.2791
www.subtextbooks.com
Downtown literary hot spot showcasing local voices through a full lineup of readings, book launches, and author talks. Independently owned by Sue Zumberge with events curated by once-upon-a-time Hungry Mind owner David Unowsky.