Why is Wild Rumpus Unique?
To be a successful independent business, you have to have something to differentiate yourself from the chain stores. They are cheaper. You have to be cooler, or more fun, or more entertaining.
The Wild Rumpus is all three and then some. A comprehensive selection of books for babies to teenagers is just the start. Fanciful woodland decor makes preschoolers belive they really are Where the Wild Things Are.
The store is home to a menagerie of cats, rodents (caged), reptiles (caged) and a fearless free range chicken. Even if you have no children to buy for, this store is worth a visit just to see the unaware do a double take when a chicken runs by them.
Story times are held once a week and are incredibly popular. Arrive early just to have a chance of getting into the store.
This store is designed with children in mind. They know exactly what kids want. The animals are the main draw, and there are thoughtful touches too, like a kid-sized front door. They are mindful of those on a pocket money budget, buying and selling second hand books, all for sale for a dollar.
It's fun, entertaining, it's very popular and truly deserves to be so. Internet shopping has nothing on Wild Rumpus.
Visting Wild Rumpus
Wild Rumpus is in the Linden Hills neighborhood in southwest Minneapolis. The store is in Linden Hills' downtown, on the intersection of West 43rd Street and Uptown Avenue.
The store doesn't have a parking lot, but free on street parking is available outside the store, or within a block or two.
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410