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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

EQ: Surviving the Mic with Nikki Patin
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

$5 / free for Loft members To speak truth to power is to tell what has happened with no apologies and no shame. For the poet, the challenge becomes how to make the hard stories into beauty and magic, how to connect the personal to the universal, how to turn truth into power. Join us and witness the powerful voices of Surviving the Mic as they speak truth and invoke their own power. Featured this evening will be Mojdeh Stoakley, Edith Bucio, Nazirah P. Mickey, Sherina Rodriguez, and Nikki Patin.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

Minnesota State Arts Board Reading
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Winners of the Minnesota State Arts Board grants will share their insights about the proposal process and read from their award-winning projects. Sponsored by The Loft-Free and open to the public.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

Nuruddin Farah: Hiding in Plain Sight
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Reading, free and open to the public. From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

Education Is Upside-Down, Book Launch & Reading
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Eric Kalenze is a Twin Cities-based education professional with experiences ranging from classroom teaching to central office administration to private sector consulting. Education Is Upside-Down: Re-framing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) is his first book. Mr. Kalenze will discuss the creation and central points of Education Is Upside-Down. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase.

Sounds of the Studios
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

A special evening of readings by the Loft Writers Studios' habitués. Free and open to the public.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

Narratives of Adoption: A Reading by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Matthew Salesses
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Matthew Salesses share narratives of adoption. Free and open to the public This is a Loft sponsored event.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

The Story of a Book: Mary Gardner
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Novelist and Loft teaching artist Mary Gardner reads from her ebook A Very Little Cancer. She will be interviewed by her collaborators John Millar and Nancy Pickering on the story of how her book came to be. Free and open to the public.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

“Love Local” — MCBA’s annual Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale!
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00am | 1st and 2nd Fl of Open Book

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

2014 marks the thirteenth big year of this exciting annual event, offering the most unique holiday shopping in town! This year we’re broadening the event to include artist working in other media. This year’s theme, Love Local, celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We’re also expanding the festival and sale to the second floor of Open Book to allow us to engage even more artists to bring you even more great goods. The festivities also include free hands-on artmaking activities for all ages, wintry refreshments, and more. The Festival is always free and open to the public!
612-215-2520

Nikky Finney: McKnight Reading
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff's Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co- founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney's fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry. This is a Loft
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

Second Story Reading Series: Erin Soderberg Downing and Shelly Tougas
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Second Story is the Loft’s reading series for young adult and middle-grade authors. Perfect for families and readers of all ages, Second Story pairs a first-time author with a more established voice in children’s literature. Free and open to the public.
loft@loft.org 612-215-2575

MCBA Winter Book The War Between the Water and the Road
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6:30pm | Target Performance Hall

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

MCBA is proud to announce the 2014 Winter Book, The War Between the Water and the Road by Minnesota author William Alexander. Join us on Saturday, December 13 for a celebratory reading and reception at Open Book. Reading at 6:30pm, reception and signing to follow Free and open to the public The twenty-fourth in MCBA’s perennial Winter Book series celebrating the handmade book, The War Between the Water and the Road is a modern parable regarding justice through the eyes of a young boy, full of cautionary tales, humor and elements of fantasy.
612-215-2520

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