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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

The Loft's Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | None

Open Book

5/5/16 – 5/7/16 | Thursday;Friday;Saturday

Their Great Gift: A Picture Book Collaboration
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30pm | Target Performance Hall

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For most picture books, authors and artists work separately, but there can be benefits to breaking this rule. Join author John Coy, photographer Wing Young Huie, and editors Andrew Karre, and Carol Hinz as they discuss Their Great Gift, an immigration story that required close cooperation at each step, resulting in a unique and distinctive book. Find out about the joys and challenges of collaborating on a project and what opportunities this presents for your own work. This event is open and free to the public; and in conjunction with the Loft Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference - May 5-7, 2016.

Book Talk: A Dialogue with Andrea Davis Pinkney
Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30pm | Target Performance Hall

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Please join us for a conversation with New York Times Bestselling author and publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota as they delve into the artistic process of creating books for children and young adults. This insightful discussion reveals the joys and challenges of creative expression, while celebrating literacy’s power. This event is free and open to the public; and in conjunction with The Loft Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference - May 5-7, 2016.

Mentor Series Reading: Joni Tevis
Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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The 2015–2016 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents creative nonfiction mentor Joni Tevis reading along with program participants Jody Lulich (nonfiction) and Beth Mayer (fiction). There is a $5–$10 suggested admission fee for this event.

Reading with Kao Kalia Yang
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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The Loft Literary Center proudly presents Kao Kalia Yang author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Yang will be reading from her highly anticipated second book, The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father, the story of Bee Yang, a song poet who sacrificed much for his children's future in America. Kao Kalia Yang was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota. There is a $5–$10 suggested admission fee associated with this event.

Nodin Poetry Anthology Reading
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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The Loft Literary Center proudly presents a Nodin Poetry Anthology Reading featuring Nicole Borg, Sharon Chmielarz, Jenny Yang Cropp, Elissa Cottle, Margot Furtunato Galt, Rita Haawes, James P. Lenfestey, Charles Mundale, Dara Syrkin, Marcy Steinberg, and Marilynne Thomas Walton. There is a $5-$10 suggested admission associated with this event.

Coffee House Press Launch with Dylan Hicks
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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The Loft Literary Center and Coffee House Press Proudly Presents Dylan Hicks author of The Amateurs.

Spring 2016 Student Reading
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Please join us for the Spring 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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.