Once Read – Second Hand Bookstore & Exchange — 629 S Front St, Mankato
507-388-8144 | Website

Since 1975 Mark Hustad has been offering a wide selection of second-hand books at his Once Read bookstore. Browse the huge collection of paperback fiction or take a look at one of the other categories. Offerings include mysteries, westerns, sci-fi, humor, non-fiction, romance, historical fiction and many, many others.

“Browsers are always welcome!” Mark Hustad

Pull up a chair and read for a while in the cozy atmosphere of the 1870s building. If you’re lucky, Fred the Shop Cat will mosey by for a scratch behind the ears.

Have books you no longer need and want to exchange? Bring them by and Mark will take a look.

Before paying full-price for a new book, stop by Once Read to see if it’s in stock!

  • Monday–Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm