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Best Bookstore (New)


To a non-resident, the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood doesn't look quite real. It's too picturesque, too quaint, too adorable—like something out of a storybook. And there's no better place to find an actual storybook for comparison than the area's cozy little bookshop, Micawber's. The independent store takes its moniker from a Dickens character, an honest but bumbling glass-half-full type who went to debtor's prison. Luckily for us, this namesake store has managed to stay solvent. Some its carefully selected titles come with specific recommendations tacked to the shelves, and staff members are always happy to offer more advice, and in a nonjudgmental way—good to know if you're looking for a light-reading title for your "teenage cousin." The small rack of magazines and literary journals contains rare finds. And when you have to leave the pretty, pretty confines of Saint Anthony Park, you can at least comfort your soul with a new great read.

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) (2007) Micawber's Books

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) (2010) Micawber's Books

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Best Bookstore (Used) Booksmart

Best Boutique Robot Love

Best CD Store (New) Electric Fetus

Best CD Store (Used) Cheapo

Best Children's Bookstore Wild Rumpus

Best Clothing Store (Kids) Savers

Best Clothing Store (Men) VS Social Standard

Best Clothing Store (Women) Opitz Outlet

Best Comic Book Store Big Brain Comics

Best Flower Shop Minneapolis Floral Company

Best Game Store The Source

Best Garden Center Tangletown Gardens

Best Gift Store Corazon

Best Green Home-Improvement Store The Reuse Center

Best Haircut Micah Savage at Moxie Hair Salon

Best Hardware Store North End Hardware and Rental

Best High-Top Selection Status

Best Lingerie Shop Flirt Boutique

Best Liquor Store Big Top Liquors

BEST MALL Mall of America

Best Music Store Twin Town Guitars

Best Mystery Bookstore Once Upon a Crime

Best Pedicures Red Nails

Best Pet Boarding Now Boarding

Best Plus-Size Shopping Rosedale Center

Best Science-Fiction Bookstore Dreamhaven

Best Store for Knickknacks Heavenly Soles

Best Toy Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Used Clothing Store Second Debut

Best Vintage Store Via's Vintage

Best Wine Store Solo Vino

Best Yarn Store Depth of Field Yarn