In this age of the world-devouring chains, an independent bookstore is as rare a sight as a first edition of Harry Potter. An independent bookstore devoted to science fiction is even rarer still. But since 1974, Uncle Hugo's in Minneapolis has been stocking its shelves with a huge variety of new and used sci-fi books and earning a national rep among fans of the genre. Don Blyly opened the store 34 years ago when he was in law school, and he runs it to this day. (Right next-door is Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore, also owned by Blyly.) Drop by before a Barnes & Noble puts him out of business.
2864 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis.