Don Blyly’s Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s Bookstores held a successful soft opening of their new location at 2716 E. 31st St. in Minneapolis on August 14.
David Dyer-Bennet took photos and shared them on Facebook. He has generously given permission for File 770 to repost them.
I didn’t make it out there this weekend, but hope to, soon.
And I see David has filled the Photo Niche quite ably!
I have been visiting Uncle Hugo’s/Uncle Edgar’s since the early 90’s looking for deals on half price, hard to find sci-fi and it is going to be strange in this new building. I won’t know what to do without several dozen overflow boxes of books on the floor that you go through like buried treasure 🙂
I suppose I’ll never get there, since I’m no longer willing to get on a plane, but it’s nice to dream.
The WPA mural and vault must be from when the building was a post office, in the 1930s (Minnehaha Station).
Looks like a very fine bookshop.
Looks great. Best of luck in the new space!
Hooray! Lovely to see these pics.
This makes me so happy. I’m definitely going to have to make at trip there (with a few boxes of donor books) in the very near future.
Yay! That’s wonderful news.
I’m delighted by this renaissance. I hope I get to visit someday.