New bookstore on the horizon for downtown Minneapolis

Open Book in downtown Minneapolis
Publisher Milkweed Editions says it will open a nonprofit store this fall in Open Book, a big literary center in downtown Minneapolis.
Courtesy of Open Book

Opening a bookstore in this day in age may not seem like the smartest business idea. But some literary entrepreneurs in Minneapolis are gambling they can make a go of it.

Publisher Milkweed Editions says it will open a nonprofit store this fall in Open Book, a big literary center downtown.

The store's manager is a familiar name for independent bookstore fans. Hans Weyandt has decades of experience, most recently as the co-owner of Macawber Books in St. Anthony Park. He joined Cathy Wurzer to talk about the venture.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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