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Address: 2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone Number:
+1 612-920-5005
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Oh my goodness!

From the moment my five year old grandson said, "Wait Grandma, I go in my own door!", & he opened the child-size purple door, in the 'adult' door, I knew we were in for a treat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

From the moment my five year old grandson said, "Wait Grandma, I go in my own door!", & he opened the child-size purple door, in the 'adult' door, I knew we were in for a treat! And what an experience it was! We were greeted & helped to see everything there was to see (which was a lot!) by caring,... More 

1 Thank evelynhazzard
St. Louis
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128 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went here for the "free range" animals, but the book selection is awesome as well. My girls were amazed by the cats and chickens, not so much the books :)

Thank Jessi_STL
Owatonna, Minnesota
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I've got to say this is a very unique place. Cat asleep in the front window, tarantula in front of counter, Silkie chicken chilling out, fish tank in bathroom, ferrets, etc. etc, around the place. Very cool. My girls love this place. I read a few of the other reviews and seems like people are looking for a psychologist when... More 

Thank TheMonte
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93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

A client of mine recommended we visit this place while in Minneapolis briefly and we went out or our way rearranging plans to make sure we could get there. I really wanted to like this place. The exterior is so cute especially with the kiddie door they have. Inside just as cute! But no one greeted us, talked to us,... More 

Thank ranndella
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This bookstore is amazing! From the small purple door within the front door for kids to the cats and fancy chickens roaming about, this place is magic. They have a variety of other animals in cages throughout and had the best selection of children's books I've ever seen. If you have kids you must visit.

Thank truemeissa
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

When we first walked in I was super excited because they have such a wonderful selection of books, and they even have cats, chickens, birds, and a couple other animals in the store that my son loved! I was highly disappointed in the service! Not one associate greeted us, helped direct us in the right direction, or made us feel... More 

Thank Kelsey W
Wilmette, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

In the Linden Hills neighborhood to see a home goods store featured in Better Homes and Gardens and couldn't resist stepping inside this gem of a bookstore that was next door. Once in, we were greeted by shop cats lounging in a patch of sun. A few steps further in and we were surprised to find two chickens cruising the... More 

Thank CaligirlMidwest
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

A great children's bookstore with a super vibe. There is a kid's sized door within the main door, which kids love to use! There are several bookshop cats, usually sitting up high and looking down on their subjects. I've also seen hens walking around! There are comfy chairs all around and quite often they have authors in to read their... More 

Thank Linrose94
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

More for younger kids...although my 13 year old enjoyed finding the animals around the store. No one greeted us when we came in or said hello when we were wandering around.

Thank stacy p
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

My wife, 20 month old son, and I visited the Wild Rumpus today after seeing it on some 'Must Do with Kids in Minneapolis' list. We were overly impressed, it all starts with the children size door built into the front door. The selection of books is outstanding. Our little guy sat in a rocking chair just his size and... More 

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