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Common Good Books

38 S. Snelling Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 | Macalester/Groveland | 651-225-8989

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Garrison Keillor is best known for Prairie Home Companion, but the curmudgeonly radio host also owns one of St. Paul’s tonier bookstores. Just off the Macalester College campus (the school’s textbook store is housed above), Common Good presents a well-curated selection of tomes stocked in a spacious and sunny location, perfect for mid-afternoon browsing or curling up in one of the big leather chairs with a new read. Look for frequent literary events such as readings, book launches, and even a monthly book club featuring wine and cheese to go with your literary hobnobbery.

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Common Good Books is a full service independent bookstore in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul.