Open Book | Directions, Parking, and Hours
Open Book is located at 1011 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Get directions, parking information, and hours.
Open Book is located at 1011 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Open Book
is located at

1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

(612) 215-2650


Free parking is first come, first served in the Open Book lot on the east side of the building. Other options include meters along 10th, 11th, and Washington Avenues and 3rd Street South; the Riverfront Municipal Ramp (212 9th Avenue South); and the Mill Quarter Ramp (711 2nd Street South).


Open Book is fully accessible with handicap parking, handicap accessible bathrooms, elevators to all floors, and other services available as requested. Please contact Open Book if you have any questions regarding accessibility.


Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Tenants' hours may vary.
Open Book is located at 1011 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Open Book Turns 10

Just a decade ago, Open Book opened its doors as the first literary and book arts center of its kind in the nation. Since then, the creative energy of the building has not only attracted readers, writers, artists, and passersby to explore the space and see what the tenant literary organizations have to offer, but Open Book has also spurred the rapid development of a once-run-down neighborhood. Learn more about 10 inspiring years devoted to the book, covered by local Minnesota presses.



upcoming events

AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair 2015-Minneapolis
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Open Book

Each year the Association of Writers & Writing Programs-AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. We hope you’ll join us April 8-11, 2015 at the Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center. As part of your trip to AWP in 2015 we hope you will plan to visit Open Book. Details to follow regarding events at Open Book during AWP-2015

Cave Canem at AWP
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. In this special collaboration with the Loft during AWP, Minnesotan Cave Canem fellows Taiyon Coleman, Mary Moore Easter, and Khary Jackson will open the reading. Saint Paul-based fellow Danez Smith will emcee and close the evening.

Open Book, Open House
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00pm | None

Open Book

Get away from the convention center, grab a drink, and connect with authors, publishers, and bookmakers from around the country. Come explore Open Book, and celebrate the heart of literature in the Twin Cities. Hosted by The Loft Literary Center, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in partnership with Riverhead Books. 612-215-2575

BUST MAGAZINE READING hosted by Roxane Gay and Amber Tamblyn
Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

BUST Magazine and the Loft present: Patricia Smith xTx Roxane Gay Amber Tamblyn Franny Choi and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz Free and open to the public. First-come, first-served seating. Overflow rooms with live feeds available 612-215-2575

EQ at AWP Supershow
Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Equilibrium is the Loft's long running series dedicated to building community in and between communities of color through the art of spoken word. This special super show during AWP features headliners Patricia Smith and Regie Cabico. 612-215-2575

Consequence: VONA/Voices Reading Generation One
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

VONA/Voices, a program of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, has contributed to a new generation of writers. After fifteen years, writers-of-color can point to the workshop as inspiring and life-changing, of having consequence. In this intergenerational reading, a VONA faculty member has chosen a writer from the first generation to feature. In their set, you’ll hear why the workshop continues to change lives. 612-215-2575

Mentor Series Reading: Ru Freeman
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents fiction mentor Ru Freeman reading along with program participants Kate Lucas (poetry) and S.A. Wolter (fiction). This is a Free-Open to the Public event.