A few weeks ago, for National Library Week, clues were hidden at various library branches of the Hennepin County Library to find Minerva, the bronze statue housed at Minneapolis Central Library; here she is with some of the exhaustive cookbook collections at Minneapolis Central, which you should definitely check out. That’s not the only reason to make a stop soon at Minneapolis Central, the metro’s flagship public library building.
I think I might have spoken before about how much I love library book sales, maybe. At some point. Helping to support the mission of the library system, while getting great deals on hidden treasures, of course I love it. Even as I now work “inside the system,” as it were, I still can’t get enough (so much so that I’m running out of space). One of my favorites has always been the permanent Friends book store housed in Minneapolis Central . They always have some very interesting stuff, and I love stopping by to see what they’ve got- I have always had good luck there, and the prices are great. So it came as a sad surprise recently to learn that the Friends of the Hennepin County Library Bookstore at Minneapolis Central will be closing permanently at the end of the month, after having been a fixture of the library since it’s opening a decade ago. For the next few weeks, until May 30th, the bookstore will be having a closeout sale, selling off all sorts of goodies, books, audiobooks, CDs, magazines, and vinyl records for two dollars a bag! It seems more stuff is being added (or uncovered), but there is quite the frenzy going on. So, for some pretty good deals on all sorts of stuff, they will be open again tomorrow. Found some unusual comics there yesterday. Best get there while you still can! The end of an era, I guess. There will still be a permanent book store selling used books at the Ridgedale Library. They’ve had some pretty good stuff, too.