A recent study by Central Connecticut State University declared Minneapolis to be the most literate city in America, finally edging out Seattle as king of the bookcase. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Minneapolis Central Library is such a jewel. Designed by Cesar Pelli, who also gave us the Wells Fargo Center just a few blocks away, the Central Library is as beautiful as it is useful. It sports a soaring atrium with a green roof to reduce energy consumption. Each year visitors take home three million items from the 38.5 miles of shelving. With fireplaces, comfy chairs and desks, a Dunn Bros. coffee shop, and a teen room, there's no better or more cosmopolitan place in the cities to find and enjoy a book. Or movie. Or government document. Or CD....

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300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401-1992


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