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Address: 36 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331-1823
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Great Local Bookstore!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
SDShorewood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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!

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Thank SDShorewood
Excelsior, Minnesota
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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.

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Thank mntraveler46
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 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

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