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214 13th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
(651) 243-1756
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Note: Hours for Small Businesses are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment.

Eat My Words! Bookstore is a cozy little used and rare books store in Northeast Minneapolis. The staff is welcoming and laid back. There are sitting areas and a small children’s section where you can find classic books that will have you (quietly) shouting:

“I used to have this EXACT book!”

Besides used and vintage books, they also carry local publications and new books by local authors. Because of the relaxed atmosphere and tucked away children’s section, I really loved exploring this store with my toddler.

Events at Eat My Words Bookstore

This store’s events tends to be geared more toward adults than children, but they are generally open to the public. Events don’t always make it to the website before they happen. If you are interested in this store, I would recommend getting on the mailing list. They do not spam their subscribers.

The children's book section at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The cozy children’s section at Eat My Words

“Eat My Words”

After visiting this bookstore, I spent an awful lot of time discussing the name with my curious tween. I didn’t ask, so none of this conjecture is confirmed by the store. We ended up looking up the etymology on Grammarist. It does not, as I guessed, stem from Shakespeare, however the phrase is about that old. We discussed that the phrase means to humbly take back something a person has said — to admit one was wrong and wish to put the words back in the mouth. Then, because that doesn’t really make sense in context of a bookstore, we talked about how avid readers like to “consume” books, which are made out of words. This satisfied him and he stopped asking questions. I just thought I’d share this in case you get the same questions on your visit.

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