Activities & Resources
Wild Rumpus552in Minneapolis, MN 55410
about Wild Rumpus:
Top-name authors drop by for readings year-round; other special events promote reading. Some events are open only to Club Manx members, who pay $20 dues and vow to devise clever tales about what really happened to the tail of the store's Manx cat. Members also get a t-shirt, newsletter, and a gift certificate. Sign up in the store.
The Manx is only one member of the Wild Rumpus menagerie, which also includes chickens, cats, rats and birds - all named after characters in children's literature. The animals wander the aisles, live in cages in the floor, lounge in the window, and peck at your shoelaces - all to kids' delight. (Fearful kids and squeamish adults can avoid most such interaction, but allergy sufferers should proceed with caution.)
The store has wide aisles and comfy, welcoming chairs throughout, a thought-provoking 3-D mural on the ceiling, and a clean, well-lit restroom - be sure to check out the "medicine cabinet"!
A selection of inexpensive used books is available at the back, so kids can treat themselves with pocket change. There are gift cards and free gift wrap too.
Bring in books to trade in (in good condition) for a token cash payment, or double that value in store credit.