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Address: 36 Water St., Excelsior, MN
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The last of the independents

Wonderful little shop located in picturesque Excelsior. Author readings, hard to find books, very friendly and helpful

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
AggieJoe79
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Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wonderful little shop located in picturesque Excelsior. Author readings, hard to find books, very friendly and helpful

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Marshall, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I love books. The big box bookstores are great, but when a community has an independently owned bookstore, they have a gem that is worth keeping. Excelsior Bay Books is a business worthy frequenting, especially when you need a special gift. We bought books and an old fashioned top! Stop in. Shop. Support your local small business!

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Minneapolis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this cute little bookstore in Excelsior. They have a good selection for their size and will order whatever they don't have. The only problem I have is that on several occasions, the owner of the store has been extremely rude to my children. My kids are well-behaved and I don't let them roam unattended. They also are older... More 

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Norwalk
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Knowledgeable staff. Great location. I always buy end of the year gift cards for my kids teachers from here.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

LOVE, love, love this book store. My children grew up on books which Elie advised me to share with my kids. They are now 25 and 30 so that will give you an idea of how long they have been in Excelsior. In addition, my book club, only chooses books which they recommend and in over 10 years we've never... More 

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midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is very nice small shop with a very nice selection of books. The staff are great and it is very laid back.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The ladies who own and run this little bookstore know their craft well. Stopping in is like visiting with old friends. If they don't have what you want in stock, they will happily order it for you. The inventory is amazing and you can find classics as well as new publications. There is an extensive selection of books for children... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

I love this bookstore! Small enough to be cosy, but somehow they always have the book I'm looking for! Make sure to ask for book suggestions. They always have a great idea I have not heard of yet! I like to bring my school age daughter and the staff always can help her find a new book she loves!

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