BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) (2000)

Ruminator

Gawd, how we hate that name. But as any Gertrude Stein aficionado knows, a rose is a rose is a rose. So forgive proprietor David Unowsky the shameless commercial move of selling the moniker Hungry Mind into the bondage of e-commerce, and be grateful this place continues to exist. As we all know, if the Borders/Barnes & Noble/Amazon.com triumvirate had its way, the independent bookstore would be a relic of the past. But thanks to Ruminator's long-standing and well-deserved reputation (and, perhaps, to the proximity of Macalester College and its tome-dependent droves), we're still blessed with the opportunity to while away the hours amid these glorious tall shelves.