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Address: 36 Water St., Excelsior, MN
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Hidden Gem in the Bay

One of the last Indy bookstores in the west metro has a great selection of current fiction as well as a wide variety of non-fiction. The store has a great kids' section as well. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Larry C
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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the last Indy bookstores in the west metro has a great selection of current fiction as well as a wide variety of non-fiction. The store has a great kids' section as well. I particularly liked the numerous easy chairs to sit and peruse in depth. This place is also pet-friendly!

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Thank Larry C
Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice variety of books with a few unusual items and occasional author events. They are a bit pricey but that seems fairly consistent with independent book stores.

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Thank Sausage321
Excelsior, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You'll want to spend some time browsing, relaxing on the furniture and chatting with the owner/workers who always have great suggestions!

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Thank Rena321
Chanhassen
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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.

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Thank island9nana
Westerville, Ohio
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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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Thank AggieJoe79
Marshall, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank SenCrow
Minneapolis
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17 reviews
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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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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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Thank suparbh
Excelsior, Minnesota
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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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1 Thank Lu P
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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