Anyone who’s spent enough time in the Twin Cities knows that our metro area – and in fact, all of Minnesota – is home to a thriving indie bookstore scene. These shops don’t have the selection of big-box stores or online retailers. But they offer a unique atmosphere, a local feel, and a place to rub elbows with other book lovers – and sometimes even your favorite authors. There are many such stores throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes, each worth talking about. But there’s one that stands out thanks to its unique niche. Once Upon A Crime is a Minneapolis bookstore with a massive selection of mystery and crime books. If you’re a book-loving sleuth, step inside this fabulous store to snap up your next favorite novel. Here’s what you need to know:

All in all, Once Upon A Crime is a fantastic bookstore in Minnesota with a huge variety. They’re open Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The store is closed on Sundays. For more information about happenings at Once Upon A Crime, check their website and follow them on Facebook. For more about Minnesota bookstores, check out our articles on Wild Rumpus, a children’s bookstore in Minneapolis, and Midway Books, the massive used bookstore in St. Paul.

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