A rare drizzly morning. The Friends have a real, enclosed bookstore here. The ends of some shelves have things like authors' July birthdays and a suggestion to try one of their books; others mention, for example, July being both ice cream month and BBQ month, with appropriate books. Four hour max for study rooms. Large teen area, but doesn't seem to be limited to teens. Lots of upholstered chairs in the fireplace/ periodical area. Kids' area has a playhouse, huge "maple seeds" hanging from the ceiling, and big red letters painted randomly high on the white wall; very nice.
A Hennepin County book in my tote bag set off the alarm here, but not at Shoreview!
7/24/12, bus and walking