Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore in
has the largest selection of mystery books in one store I have visited. Add in the science fiction stock from Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore which shares the location and there is a huge selection of books. Minneapolis
The neighbourhood is far from gentrified. If the location helps to keep overhead down and more books in the store all the better for readers.
It is interesting that
has a pair of fine mystery bookstores. Earlier this year I did a profile of Once Upon a Crime Bookstore. Minneapolis
Entering Uncle Edgar’s is to encounter an almost overwhelming number of books that overflow the spacious store interior. There are books on shelves, on revolving stands, on the floor. There are mysteries everywhere.
The staff is very helpful at identifying the location of books.
With so many books in the store it is a good place to search for books that have been hard to find in other stores.
Browsing is bound to mean the purchase of a bag of books.
When I was there I did wish there were easy locations to sit down and look at a book.
Their website is http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.shtml.
In the section on news and editorials Don Blyly has an interesting editorial on why he thinks e-books are being over-blamed for the drop in sales at bookstores.
The store is located at
2864 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55407 about 2.5 km south of downtown . Minneapolis
John in his Pretty Sinister Books blog discusses his visits to Uncle Edgar’s at http://prettysinister.blogspot.com/2011/07/uncle-edgars-book-shop-minneapolis-mn.html
When I am in
I make sure I visit Uncle Edgar’s. Minneapolis