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Excelsior Bay Books is Excelsior, Minnesota's locally owned & independent bookstore.


The atmosphere is casual and inviting with a comfy seating area in the center of the store. We have an interesting mix of titles and can special order anything not on the shelves. Our children's section is outstanding! All books and toys are hand-picked for quality and fun. We also offer a great selection of reading accessories (reading lights, bookmarks, book plates), Folkmanis puppets, puzzles, notecards, and educational gifts and toys.

We opened in the spring of 1996 at 36 Water Street (historic Excelsior's main street), just down the block from Lake Minnetonka. Dunn Bros. coffee and Licks Unlimited ice cream are right across the street. We are dog-friendly.

Come in and browse, or shop online! Check out our staff picks to see our personal favorites. Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting Excelsior Bay Books!


Hello Friends of Excelsior Bay Books:  

We are open for browsing! The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6.

We are also available for phone or on-line orders.  Curbside pickup is still an option.  

Thanks for your patronage.

NOTE: If you want to place an online order, you first need an account.  Click Login and choose Create an Account.   Once you set up an account, you can login, select books, place them in the cart, and place your orders!

Another Note:  The books you'll see as you browse are a combination of what we have in-store and what is available through publishers and distributors.  Please call us at 952-401-0932 if you want to find out if a book is immediately available.