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Excelsior Bay Books

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A local favorite

I have been stopping into this quaint local bookstore since my children were toddlers. It is... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Wayzata, Minnesota
Feel-good bookstore

I live 5 minutes from the store, so I go there several times a year. It is a treat. One of the... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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May 13, 2018
“A local favorite”
Feb 10, 2018
“Feel-good bookstore”
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

I have been stopping into this quaint local bookstore since my children were toddlers. It is special in so many ways. Friendly and helpful staff and a nice place to browse books but also a great place to take little ones for book time.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I live 5 minutes from the store, so I go there several times a year. It is a treat. One of the things I like is how they display the books. The books are laid out on a table, and there are many good ones...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dhealey2016
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This bookstore is a real gem! The owners are extremely knowledgeable about the merchandise they carry. Ask owner Ellie to recommend a book. She is excellent at finding the right book for each reader. Outstanding selection of children's books. Cute, funky decor and comfy places...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Maggie55417
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This store has a quaint old-time feel with lounge chairs for perusing the books and a little bit of everything, They have Children's books, local authors, as well as a selection of popular mainstream fiction and non-fiction books and other book related souvenirs.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Neil D
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The staff (and customers!) always have great recommendations for everything from a fun Summer book read to wonderful children's books, activities and toys. They add a lot of heart to the community of Excelsior!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank SDShorewood
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I always buy my children's books here...6 or 7 times a year. They are on top of all the children's books and have a wonderful selection.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank mntraveler46
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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Larry C
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Sausage321
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!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Rena321
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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank island9nana
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