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

Whistling Shade presents Celebrated Navigation, by Jarda Cervenka's
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

Open Book

Join Whistling Shade on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm for the release of Celebrated Navigation, Jarda Cervenka's latest collection. A world traveler and writer of international stature, Cervenka's stories range from the jungles of Columbia to the back alleys of Prague and the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Celebrated Navigation includes favorite stories from his first three collections, plus two new pieces. Whistling Shade is a literary journal and small press located in St. Paul, MN. We take a populist approach to literature and our audience is the general reading public. FREE EVENT

Jim Moore Graywolf Publication Launch
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Join us for the first career retrospective of beloved poet Jim Moore. Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Invisible Strings and Lightning at Dinner. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, and The Paris Review. He is married to renowned photographer JoAnn Verburg, and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Spoleto, Italy.

Deborah Keenan and Susan Solomon
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Join us in celebrating the launch of So She Had the World, a collaborative project between Deborah Keenan and Susan Solomon connecting the word and the visual with special guests Mary Kane, Dore Kiesselbach, Todd Pederson, and Paige Riehl.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Target Performance Hall

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RAWI & Mizna are coming together to bring you the 5th National RAWI Conference– three days of performances, readings, workshops, panels, a film screening, a mixer, and a culminating celebration which will include the Arab American Book Awards ceremony. The conference will take place at Open Book in Minneapolis, MN Sept 18, 19, & 20 See link below for a full schedule. Contact Mizna with any questions. 612-788-6920

Second Story Reading Series: Julie Schumacher and Molly Backes
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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The Loft’s Second Story Reading Series for young adult and middle grade authors celebrates its sixth season with a bout of girl power. FREE EVENT

Approaching the Gate: Lynette Reini-Grandell
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00pm | Target Performance Hall

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Lynette Reini-Grandell’s long-anticipated debut collection of poetry quickens with forward movement, be it in a car that pushes towards the stars—or with a horse that suddenly spooks, leaving the speaker “knocked down, / breathless, / turning to the sight of a thousand-pound horse/ rushing the gate / and leaping over my head.” Several of the poems probe the experience of her grandparents who emigrated from Finland and settled on a farm in northern Minnesota in the early 20th century. The urge to move forward is matched with a deep love and reverence for creatures living in their natural world, for the buzz of the city, for unmet ancestors and kindred spirits, and most especially for her transgender husband. FREE EVENT

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