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BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) Minneapolis 2000 - Ruminator

Readers' Choice: Barnes & Noble

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/ 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.

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