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Common Good Books

165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
+1 651-225-8989
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Terrific bookstore!

This is Garrison Keillor's place, and it shows: quirky, sharp, and fun. A booklover's paradise... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
SF Bay Area
Tucked away almost incognito-like this is a great little bookstore

Of course most everyone knows this bookstore is owned by a famous person. If you don't know who... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Rochester, Minnesota
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14 Aug 2017
“Terrific bookstore!”
11 Feb 2016
“Tucked away almost incognito-like this is a great little bookstore”
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165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102-4621
+1 651-225-8989
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is Garrison Keillor's place, and it shows: quirky, sharp, and fun. A booklover's paradise, Books are clustered in interesting ways, obviously reader-oriented. We had three grandchildren and their parents with us, and everyone found something of interest, easily. It was an expensive visit...and I...More

1  Thank babubenj
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Of course most everyone knows this bookstore is owned by a famous person. If you don't know who that is, you will have to ask. This bookstore is great! It has that homey atmosphere, unpretentious, not fancy. This is an old building and the hardwood...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Of course we went here because it is known as Garrison Keilor's bookstore. It's just a little bookstore. The selection is small but clearly intentional. I found some wonderful books there that I might not have noticed in a larger chain store. There are a...More

Thank 08DesertRat
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We visited the book shop before going to a Prairie Home Companion show At the Fitzgerald Theatre. The shop were set to host Billy Collins, the poet, after he performed at the show. Great book shop, great selection, and a great venue to promote the...More

Thank Triciaukus
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This bookstore was on our "must see" list of Twin Cities bookstores. Every time we visit the cities we try to find a bookstore we haven't been to before. Very knowledgable staff who were helpful in suggestions. I like the hand-written suggestions by staff that...More

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Garrison Keillor's bookstore is a great stop for any booklover. One of the best aspects of the shop is the staff reviews sprinkled throughout the store. Short reviews and recommendations from a great staff make choosing a book so much more fun. The selection is...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 20 August 2012

My relatives are devotees of Garrison and so we went to his old bookstore location in an incredible old building which was fun to expore. We found out he moved it to a new commercial space which has much more traffic and probably a better...More

3  Thank Veni-vidi-vicidotcom
Reviewed 24 May 2012

New space on Snelling and Grand is great. Much bigger and brighter. Lots of events happening, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Jhoppe01
Reviewed 11 November 2011

Bookstores are heaven. This ones is perfect. The staff can really help, too. I have read some really interesting books because the staff recommended them!

1  Thank Mssweden
Reviewed 23 February 2011

Common Good Books is "the perfect book shop". A wonderful selection of books, with a little Garrison Keillor thrown in (he owns the store). Wonderful personnel. The neighborhood has several nice shops and restaurants. An old town feel. Enjoy!

1  Thank MaconMemories
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