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Common Good Books

Map & Directions 38 S. Snelling Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105


City Pages' Description

Garrison Keillor is best known for Prairie Home Companion, but the curmudgeonly radio host also owns one of St. Paul’s tonier bookstores. Just off the Macalester College campus (the school’s textbook store is housed above), Common Good presents a well-curated selection of tomes stocked in a spacious and sunny location, perfect for mid-afternoon browsing or curling up in one of the big leather chairs with a new read. Look for frequent literary events such as readings, book launches, and even a monthly book club featuring wine and cheese to go with your literary hobnobbery.

Merchant's Description

Common Good Books is a full service independent bookstore in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul.

Member Reviews

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Common Good Books
    on 05/06/09

    In a perfect world, good books and great coffee would always be found together. Just when the Barnes & Noble/Starbucks pairing seemed like the closest thing to reader's utopia, along comes Common Good Books. Unique, homey, and accessible, this Garrison Keillor-owned spot, located right beneath the stylish Nina's Coffee Café in the hip St. Paul Cathedral Hill neighborhood, seems... More >>

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  • City Pages on 04/18/13

    Voted Best Bookstore of 2013! In the new St. Paul location one side houses a well-organized bookshop, while the other has a wide-open presentation area perfect for intimate readings.

  • Ned B. on 12/27/13

    Garrison Keillor is the owner

  • Amanda on 05/07/13

    City Pages Best Bookstore (New) - 2013

  • City Pages on 05/29/12

    Voted Best New Bookstore by City Pages in 2012! Hosting regular author appearances, readings & special events- This store cuts a deep swath through current landscapes for the curious and adventurous.

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Upcoming Events Here

  • 7:00 p.m. April 21

    The authors discuss Lake Superior Flavor: A Field Guide to Food and Drink... More »

  • 7:00 p.m. April 24

    Writers read from and discuss recent work. With Rachel Coyne, Nick Healy,... More »

  • 7:00 p.m. April 29

    The author discusses and reads from No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days.

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