Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore opened for business on March 2, 1974. Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore opened for business in a nearby location on December 1, 1980. Both stores moved to our current shared location in September, 1984. We are located 1.5 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, near the intersection of Lake Street and Chicago Avenue. Our address is 2864 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55407.
Customers from all over the world tell us that we have the best selection of new and used science fiction, fantasy, and mystery books anywhere on the planet.
Store hours are 10am-7pm Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturdays, Noon-5pm Sundays.
Parking: Metered parking (25 cents for 20 minutes) is available in front of the store. Meters are enforced 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday (except for federal holidays). Note the number on the pole you park by, and pay at the box located between the dental office driveway and Popeyes driveway. The box accepts quarters, dollar coins, and credit cards, and prints a receipt that shows the expiration time. Meter parking for vehicles with Disability License Plates or a Disability Certificate is free. The parking meters directly across the street by the hotel accept coins directly. (Rates and hours shown are subject to change without notice - the meters are run by the city, not by us.) Free parking is also available next door in the dental office lot after 5pm Monday through Thursday, and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Public Transit: We are 1/2 block from the Midtown Transit Station, bus routes 5, 21, 53. Route 5 goes through downtown Minneapolis; Route 21 connects with the Blue Line (Hiawatha) light rail (which runs between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America); Route 53 is a limited-stop rush hour version of Route 21. (Bus schedule and route information on the Metro Transit website: https://www.metrotransit.org/ )