Wild Rumpus is one of relatively few remaining independent bookstores in the Twin Cities area. The Ruminator is gone; Bound to Be Read is gone; and Half Price Books is too large of a chain to really be called an independent seller. So this independent store needs your support!
Wild Rumpus is a store with real character – they offer interesting and unique events outside of the usual idea of author’s readings. For example, in June of 2006 they’re having an event called "Walk Your Book Around the Lake" – where you take a walk and read your book. The book store does a basic exchange for your old books, offering 50 cents in store credit or 25 cents cash for your used books in respectable condition.