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


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

Mentor Series: Jerald Walker
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

The 2013–14 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Jerald Walker reading along with program participants Elizabeth di Grazia (nonfiction) and Pamela Schmid (nonfiction).

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Join us for an evening with Susan Abulhawa, who will read from her newest collection of poems, My Voice Sought the Wind. Plus Q & A, a book signing, and information about Susan Abulhawa's project, Playgrounds for Palestine. $5 Suggested donation Book signing and reception to follow. Sponsored by Husam Khalil and Khalil Accounting with support from the McKnight Foundation. 612-788-6920

Holy Cow Publication Launch with Jane Yolen, Kate Green, and Susan Deborah King
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Tourist in the Pure Land, Poems by Kate Green Kate Green’s second full-length book of poetry spans thirty years of writing, an accumulation of lyricism layered with wisdom. Dropping into the Flower, Poems by Susan Deborah King In Dropping into the Flower, her fifth full-length collection of poems, Susan Deborah King, focuses in lush, sensual detail, on many varieties of flowers, celebrating their qualities and allowing them to speak to her imagination. The Bloody Tide: Polemics, Politics, Poetry by Jane Yolen Jane Yolen's new collection of sixty political poems presents us with a courageous perspective of our most troubling events: the Holocaust, the Boston massacre, endless war, global warming—all with a search for the moral imperative.

Write Bloody Showcase
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Write Bloody is one of the most exciting independent presses in the nation. With a DIY, rock-star approach to book publishing, Write Bloody is now partnered with over 50 authors and artists, and has published 90 titles. The Twin Cities is home to quite a few Write Bloody authors, and the Loft Literary Center is proud to present this local showcase along with special guest Franny Choi, who will be reading from her brand new book. This is a free open to the public Loft event.

On the Come Up with Hannah Weyer and IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project)
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Join us for a reading, conversation, and film presentation with Hannah Weyer, filmmaker and author of On the Come Up, and Anna Simpson, the real-life heroine of Weyer's novel. This event is in collaboration with IFP Minnesota and is part of IFP's McKnight funded Master Class series.

Who's Afraid of a Children's Story?
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Marek Oziewicz, Lisa Von Drasek, and Jack Zipes in Conversation with Charlotte Sullivan. Who's Afraid of a Children's Story? is free and open to the public. The event kicks off the Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference (April 25–27, 2014).

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