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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
55415

(612) 215-2650

Parking

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).

Accessibility

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.

Hours

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.

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upcoming events

Marge Barrett Publication Launch
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

The Loft presents an evening with author Marge Rogers Barrett celebrating the release of her new memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun. The book recounts Barrett’s life growing up in a large Catholic family in Marshall and St. Paul, Minnesota, joining a convent in 1963, leaving, and answering other “calls.” The launch event will include a conversation with Loft Executive Director Britt Udesen and Barrett about the process of writing this story over a large swath of time, the experience of becoming a nun, a teacher, a wife and mother, a sister caring for family members. The discussion will include excerpts from the book and a Q &A with the audience. There is a $5–$10 suggested admission fee at the door for this event.

Mentor Series Reading: Sean Hill
Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

The 2015–2016 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents poetry mentor Sean Hill reading along with program participants Elizabeth Horneber (nonfiction) and Jeanne Lutz (poetry). There is a $5–$10 suggested admission fee for this event.

Writers in Conversation: Natalie Goldberg Presents The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This ZigZag Life
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Writers in Conversation: Natalie Goldberg Presents The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This ZigZag Life is now sold out. If you'd like to be added to a wait list, please enter your information below.

Summer 2016 Student Reading
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Please join us for the Summer 2016 Student Reading, where students from the Loft Literary Center's winter classes share their work. The evening will start with an open mic and will be followed by the student readers.