Now beginning our 37th year in business, The Book Review is Southeastern Minnesota's leading full service comic book shop, used book store, sport card headquarters and gaming center.

Comics COMICS we carry a full line of comic books from all major publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and IDW. Check out our wide selection of graphic novels, trade paperbacks & manga. We're also your place for collector supplies, action figures, posters and more!

Cards SPORT CARDS we are Rochester's leading sport card store. We handle a deep selection of cards from Topps, Upper Deck, Donruss Playoff and many others covering every major sport. We handle collector supplies, photos and complete sets too.

Gaming GAMING whether your interest is Magic, Heroclix, D & D, Star Wars Miniatures or any other game, let us be your gaming headquarters. We carry boosters, gaming books, and we regularly host games in our store. Check out our Gaming and Event Calendar for upcoming events.

Books BOOKS with thousands of previously owned half priced books in stock, there's bound to be something for every interest. Check out our sale table with many books priced at $1 or less! Have books you're willing to part with? We're always looking for titles our customers want. Take a look at our book trade policy for details. Note that we cannot accept books on Wednesdays.

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Hillcrest Shopping Center · 1618 Hwy 52 N
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 285-1600 ·
Closed Until Further Notice

Gift Certificates
The best way to support local businesses during these times is by buying gift certificates. Come in for one, call (507) 285-1600 during regular hours or email Use a credit card or PayPal, and we'll get it to you through the postal service if you order remotely. Thanks for your continuing support!

Craig Cotten Post Bulletin Photo
Photo courtesy Rochester Post Bulletin

The Book Review will be closed until further notice due to the sudden passing of it's long-time owner, Craig Cotten. He fell ill recently, and died July 4 at The Mayo Clinic.

Please join us in a celebration of life for Craig on Saturday July 23 at 3pm at the Book Review. We welcome everyone to come together and share stories, laughs and some food as we celebrate Craig and the Book Review.

His family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Craig's Medical Bills. Please consider donating.

Jeff Kiger of the Rochester Post Bulletin has written an updated story about Craig's sudenn illnes and death.

In 2016, Craig was featured in a story about his store, also in the Post Bulletin.

Craig Cotten Post Bulletin Photo
Photo courtesy Rochester Post Bulletin

KAAL-TV recently posted this story about Craig's passing:

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