August marks the store’s fifteenth anniversary. Magers & Quinn’s longevity and success are truly remarkable. The same family that started the store in 1994 remains at the helm today: owner Denny Magers, daughter Mary, and son John are fully engaged in the management and work of the store. Magers & Quinn is a true family-owned, independent business. They have seen the bookstore grow from a small operation–books were laid on tables–into the Twin Cities’ largest independent bookstore.
Magers & Quinn opened for business during the Uptown Art Fair in 1994. The store first occupied the front section of a building on Uptown’s main thoroughfare, Hennepin Avenue, in a space previously occupied by a thrift store. The first opening nights were exciting, as people thronged the store shopping for good art books. Not long afterward, work began to expand the retail space into the back portion of the building, called the Bryant Building, which was built in 1922 and originally housed a Chevrolet dealership.
To celebrate fifteen great years of connecting books and book lovers, Magers & Quinn is hosting a birthday party 6:00pm, Friday, August 28. Festivities include music, food and drink, and a special 15% off storewide sale at 3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public.
We’re looking forward to seeing you.–David E