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Open Book

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Address: 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1263
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+1 612-215-2650
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Great little gem

Needed a quick spot for lunch. Delicious chicken and rice soup with half size Waldorf salad. Quick and delicious with great friendly service.

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Portland, Connecticut
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Portland, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Needed a quick spot for lunch. Delicious chicken and rice soup with half size Waldorf salad. Quick and delicious with great friendly service.

Thank sueA6222ZZ
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I have a number of my business support time living or working in or around Minneapolis. This is great location to meet at not only for the convenience but their coffee is always great, pastries are delicious ... And if you are working over lunch they have what I call scrumdillylicous sandwiches...

Thank GetGreenWithGene
Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We found this unique place based on a reader's recommend. Located in an old reclaimed building and housing old-fashioned printing presses, we thought this was a wonderfully different stop for readers and word nerds. Cosy, friendly, and filled with bookish art, this was a relaxing stop for a whirlwind trip. The food and coffee in the tiny cafe is good,... More 

Thank DTPegasus
Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We met friends for coffee and breakfast. Close to University of Minnesota West Bank and Washington Ave. Large space, old building, great ambiance and service.

Thank Lori M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

A place to enjoy books, art, and good food and coffee. Always has a variety of things to do and to enjoy. Worth repeat visits.

Thank NMC6845
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Our writer's group, Women of Words (WOW) just held our third annual Writer's Retreat today at this facility. The warehouse style of the building adds so much to the overall festive and fun mood. Wooden floors and exposed brick are nothing new, but I wouldn't change a thing.

Thank iinadia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

It was great to visit a small book store instead of the massive chain stores. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Ron F
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

I love visiting an entire place devoted to the art of books. While there is a whole lot to actually do here, I still gave it a five for atmosphere. As an avid reader and writer, I loved every second exploring the unique books and art exhibit. I'd love to come back to take one of their classes.

1 Thank Kelsie C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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463 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Have seen theater performances and enjoyed the book arts on the main floor.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow

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