Instead of going to a chain bookstore like Barnes & Noble when visiting St. Cloud I'd recommend going to Books Revisited.
This is a small bookstore that specializes in buying/selling used books and tracking down rare books for you.
It is located in the main downtown area on the northwest side of the Mississippi River.
They have a very good mix of books, and I have used them in the past to find books that were out of print. They were able to track down the book for me easily and were very reasonable price wise. The store itself is in an old building, and although they have a website, it isn't the same as browsing the books in person.
Supposed Hauntingedge of townWhen this skating rink was built in the 1970's in a swamp, locals begged not to do so, for it had sentimental value to them. The builder dismissed their claims and built anyway. Later, it was learned that in the early 1900's, a young boy, Gilbert, lived in the area. Despite his mother's warnings not to venture too close to the swamp, Gilbert was found one day lying face down in the water by his father. It is supposed that Gilbert's ghost is responsible for many hauntings which include tampering with DJ equipment and turning on and off water faucets and lights.
28 5th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301
This a record store. But it's a record store called Electric Fetus. What more could you ask for? Actually, it's a pretty cool place to stop by.
Mississippi River and dam photo
In the late 1800’s, St. Cloud’s (Granite City) quarries attracted immigrants from Sweden, Poland, and Scotland who were experienced in stone cutting. Mountains of granite lie just beneath the topsoil. Stearns County granite is found in the Minnesota State Capitol, railroad bridges, street paving blocks, cemeteries around the world and local home basements and windowsills. Although St. Cloud’s polished granite park benches can look mausoleum-like with chiseled “dedicated to” inscriptions.