Excelsior Bay Books is a locally owned and independent bookstore in Excelsior. It strives for a casual and inviting atmosphere by offering a comfortable seating area in the center of the store. Like most independent bookstores they offer an interesting mix of titles and will special order anything not on the shelves. New owners took over the store in 2020.
Excelsior Bay Books Children's Section
The store has children's section stocked with hand-picked books and toys that the owners feel are both high-quality and fun. Look for reading accessories to encourage your your readers like reading lights, bookmarks, book plates, puppets, puzzles, notecards, and educational gifts and toys.
For more local, independent bookstores: The Best Twin Cities Independent Bookstores for Kids
Excelsior Bay Books Story Trolley
Like Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, Excelsior Bay offers special storytime trolley events, but this one seems to fill up less quickly. Ride the Excelsior Trolley while listening to a story. Watch our calendar or sign up for Excelsior Bay's newsletter to dates.
The book store sometimes offers scavenger hunts. Participants find the hunt items around downtown excelsior shops and return to the bookshop for prizes. We share these hunts when we find them, but you can also sign up for the newsletter for more information. Find More Scavenger Hunts Here.
Book Lovers Tip: Sign up for this store's newsletter if you want a wide variety of great book suggestions for every age level in your email. I find myself reading more of their suggested books than any other list I belong to and I am often happily taken outside my usual reading choices. I hope this continues with the new owners.