Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Bookstore (Used)

Eat My Words

Dodge a denim couch. Watch your knee sneaking past an injection-molded coffee table with an incomplete Frida Kahlo puzzle sitting on top. Keep your eyes open: Eat My Words is a treasure trove with no operative logic. A signed copy of Nick Offerman’s Gumption rests on a too-tall stack of Bat Boy Lives!, a Weekly World News compendium. Five feet behind the rack, a yellow spine with the words Crocheting in Plain English beckons in you in a serif font. This is a store where you can easily disappear, eventually finding yourself sitting in a secondhand chair in a secluded enclave with a pile of Shel Silverstein books that are all missing their dust jackets. That’s a rare and wonderful thing.

Readers’ Choice: Half Price Books

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Ax-Man Surplus

Best Movie Theater The Heights Theater

Best Pro Wrestler Devon Monroe

Best Fashion Designer Ramadhan Mohamed

Best Fashion Event A Conspiracy of Strange Girls

Best Museum Minneapolis Institute of Art

Best Museum Exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Best Art Gallery Law Warschaw Gallery

Best Gallery Exhibition Sanlé Sory: Volta Photo

Best Public Art Zaníyan Yuthókca: Brave Change

Best Comedy Club Sisyphus Brewing

Best Standup Comedian Miss Shannan Paul

Best Local Comedy Podcast Middle of Somewhere

Best Open Mic (Comedy) Uproar at Du Nord Craft Spirits

Best Kid-Friendly Activity Science Museum of Minnesota

Best Dance Company Ragamala Dance Company

Best Choreographer Rosy Simas

Best Dance Performance Water Will (in Melody)

Best Arts Event Out There Festival

Best Theater Park Square Theatre

Best Theater Troupe Haunted Basement

Best Play 'Macbeth,' Wayward Theatre Company

Best Actor China Brickey

Best Director Lauren Keating

Best Design in a Theatrical Production 'Chicago,' Theater Latté Da

Best Bookstore (New) Subtext Books

Best Poetry Collection 'Homie,' by Danez Smith

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'Magical Realism for Non-Believers' by Anika Fajardo

Best Book (Fiction) 'The Shallows' by Matt Goldman

Best Author Peggy Orenstein