Photo by Mary Laurie
The Rolling Stones have arrived in Minneapolis, and Mick Jagger has gone shopping.
In advance of the Stones' Wednesday concert at TCF Bank Stadium, Jagger hit independent bookstore James & Mary Laurie Booksellers in the North Loop on Monday (he must have read our North Loop Guide). Owner James Laurie says he got a call from a hotel concierge saying someone of note wanted to stop by. He didn’t know who until the rock legend walked through the door, wearing a baseball cap, sweater, and sport coat.
Laurie says Jagger couldn’t have been nicer—“like talking to a high school friend.” Jagger spent about an hour in the store—without any gawkers—and purchased gifts for friends. Laurie declined to name titles, saying only that Jagger is "very generous."
While Jagger is a pretty good get for a Monday, Laurie Booksellers—a 20-year Minneapolis institution—has had its share of celebrity customers. Keanu Reeves, Matt Dillion, Katie Couric, Tori Amos, and the Coen Brothers are among the stars to shop the indie bookstore.
Proves you can get what you need by shopping local.