Spotting @LibLaura5's car parked in front of Wild Rumpus Bookshop made me feel even more grateful that Donna, Rocket, and I decided to visit this top-notch shop before leaving Minneapolis. I briefed Donna about what to expect. She had one question she couldn't get off her mind: "Where are the snakes?" She asked this question over and over and over again. I told her to avoid the back of the store. As we approached the entrance, Donna was immediately won over by the child-sized door within the larger door leading inside.
It was an active and vibrant space with storytime going on toward the back of the shop, children and adults browsing the stacks, and animals freely roaming around.
If you ever find yourself in Minneapolis, please drop
by Wild Rumpus. Oh, and make sure you check out the incredible fish tank mirror in the bathroom. You will will have a wild time. Guaranteed!