Subtext Books

Satisfy Your Curiosity

Downtown St. Paul's Independent Bookstore at
6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul Minnesota 55102.

9am-9pm Monday through Saturday
10am-6pm Sunday
 

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Location

 

Our address:
6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul Minnesota 55102

We are nearby Rice Park and the St. Paul Hotel, right across from the Dunn Brothers on Fifth Street and Wabasha. The Green Line of the LRT stops at the Central Platform on 5th and Cedar, just one block away from the bookstore. There are also a number of Metro Bus routes that take you right to our front door.

Ee Gads!! Where do I park?!

Convenience —  Within one block, there are the Lawson, Lowry, and Victory ramps. The ramps have variable rates depending on the time of day and the possibility for major Downtown events (i.e. Wild games, MSHSL events, concerts, etc.)

Price — There is street parking with variable rates Mon-Sat 9-10. There are two 30-minute limited spots directly in front of the store and are quite often open. In addition to the street parking, on 6th and Wabasha, there is a surface lot with affordable short term parking, and across the street from that is the Macy’s ramp. The Macy’s ramp has very affordable rates, but is a little farther of a walk. This also goes for the Kellogg Square ramp. 

Our recommendation — Macy’s ramp for price and proximity to the store. Lawson ramp because it is a municipal ramp operated by the city and is directly across the street from the store (with a great rooftop view of our building.) Street parking for efficiency. If you just need to swing through for a pickup, the 30 minute spots are a good bet. We also are able to deliver books just about anywhere in St. Paul (and some of Minneapolis.) Just ask and we will do our very best to accommodate. 

The St. Paul Building at 5th and Wabasha was constructed in 1889. With gorgeous red stone, and the original terrazzo flooring, this space offers a beautiful home for a bookstore that has a knack for landing itself in historic places.

The St. Paul Building at 5th and Wabasha was constructed in 1889. With gorgeous red stone, and the original terrazzo flooring, this space offers a beautiful home for a bookstore that has a knack for landing itself in historic places.

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