Paperback Exchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Let’s explore Paperback Exchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Hi, Purrfect !!

If you love reading as much as Jack and I do, have we got a special vlog just for you…we’ve been wanting to make this short video for awhile, because I really think this may just be the BEST USED BOOKSTORE in Minnesota !! No, seriously. I love this place and have been buying (way too many) books here for YEARS !! Hehe…

It’s called PAPERBACK EXCHANGE and it’s located at 2227 W 50th Street in Minneapolis.

Paperback Exchange in Minneapolis has over 150,000 books in stock !!

It’s pretty amazing. Most of these titles are gently used and VERY affordable. As in used books are half-off the cover price without a trade or 70% off the cover price with a trade credit.

The REALLY neat thing about this bookstore is that they are bookstore that sells…well, books. You won’t find too many decorative items or bric-a-brac (like some of the big box chain bookstores). This is a locally-owned, independent bookstore…which is clearly owned and staffed by book lovers.

They have a little bit of everything – Jack likes their paranormal/UFO section and I enjoy their Native American books. They even have an AMAZING section of vintage, collectable titles…which are a bit more expensive, but totally worth looking at…if you want to find some rare, old-timey hidden gems !!

Parents and caregivers – they have a great deal on affordable kids books…buy 10 used children’s, teen or young adult titles…and get 10 free.

Twin Cities book lovers often comment that Paperback Exchange has one of the LARGEST collections of used romance…and who doesn’t love a good romance tale?! Hehe.

We ended up filming a fun vlog at the store, be sure to watch below. This makes for a GREAT date night.

If you end up visiting Paperback Exchange, be sure to let me know your thoughts…and if there’s any places you’d like Jack and I to visit and make a video about for our YouTube channel let me know! Our email is:

Talk soon,


  • Parking: small lot to the east of the building, there is also street parking near by and a handy bike rack near the front of the store.
  • Lake Harriet is just two blocks away. Plan on going for a nice walk or leisurely drive around this breathtaking Minneapolis lake.
  • If you’re hungry there’s several restaurants on the same block…including Broder’s which has AMAZING pizza-by-the-slice.

By the way, this video was filmed using the following equipment…

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About the Authors
Jack and Kitty Norton are Emmy Award winning travel experts. They have spent a lifetime on the road: as traveling musicians, documentary filmmakers and television producers. They now focus on writing for their travel blog ( and making fun videos for their YouTube channel. Jack and Kitty offer travelers fun and quirky things to do in Minnesota, the Midwest and beyond. High school sweethearts turned married soulmates, the couple lives in the small college town of Winona, Minnesota and would love to have you over for some hotdish.

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