We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 36 Water St., Excelsior, MN
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 9 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Favorite Book Store

If you love to read, you will love this little book store owned and run by delightful ladies. Ann and Ellie know books and are a fountain of information if you need suggestions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
island9nana
,
Chanhassen
Add Photo Write a Review

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chanhassen
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you love to read, you will love this little book store owned and run by delightful ladies. Ann and Ellie know books and are a fountain of information if you need suggestions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westerville, Ohio
Level Contributor
103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marshall, Minnesota
Level Contributor
55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Norwalk
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Excelsior, Minnesota
Level Contributor
99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
midwest
Level Contributor
190 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Excelsior Bay Books also viewed

 

Been to Excelsior Bay Books? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Excelsior Bay Books

Address: 36 Water St., Excelsior, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Excelsior Bay Books staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?