Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Bookstore (Used)


If you're anything like us, you were probably alarmed last summer when you realized that the old space for Booksmart in Uptown was, well, no longer Booksmart. One more casualty in the ever-growing armada of bro bars and corporate storefronts, right? Well, fortunately, if you're anything like us, you were probably also relieved when you realized that Booksmart had simply changed locations — and what's more, they'd joined forces with Cheapo to form some sort of used goods mega-monster. Taking up the space that used to house those glorious rows and rows of old vinyl (the basement of Cheapo), this used-books holdout managed to reinvent itself without compromising its product. Booksmart still maintains a collection of fiction, history, mysteries, and Lord knows whatever oddities that could keep you distracted for hours. At a time when there's ever less room for the brick-and-mortar used bookstores, it felt like a minor miracle.

Best Bookstore (Used) (2009) Booksmart

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Best Acupuncture Attune Acupuncture

Best Body Supplies Intelligent Nutrients

Best Antiquing Downtown Hopkins

Best Art Supplies Art Materials

Best Bookstore (New) Common Good Books

Best Record Store for Vinyl Treehouse Records

Best Eyewear Spectacle Shoppe

Best Garden Center Tangletown gardens

Best Hardware Store Ace Nicollet Hardware

Best Clothing Store (Men) Heimie's Haberdashery

Best Lumberyard Youngblood Lumber

Best Salvage Guilded Salvage Antiques

Best Home Decor Forage Modern Workshop

Best Kitchen Supplies The Foundry Home Goods

Best Pet Store Forest Lake Pets

Best Store Pet The Wild Rumpus

Best Pet Spa Bubbly Paws

Best Sporting Goods Tradition Creek

Best Toy Store Peapods

Best Holiday Shopping No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Best Clothing Store (Kids) Once Upon a Child

Best Wine Shop The Wine Thief

Best Liquor Store Lowertown Wine & Spirits

Best Natural Foods Grocery Seward Co-op

Best Tattoo Parlor Leviticus Tattoo

Best Adult Store Sex World

Best Boutique Primp

Best Thrift Store Rewind Vintage

Best Gift Shop Bibelot

Best Salon/Spa HAUS Salon

Best Haircut HAUS Salon

Best Massage Lee Pepper at Artifex Manuum

Best Farmers' Market Kingfield Farmers Market