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My recently published novel, "Passages of Rebellion," deals extensively with Minneapolis during the late 60s. I hope you would consider featuring the book. Here's the link:
Last night I was flying through MSP Airport and stopped by the Open Book location in the main concourse. To my delight, I found my new book, "Secondhand," on display. So I decided to ask if I might sign a few copies. The staff not only brought out whatever they had in stock, placed "Signed" stickers on them, and moved them to an even more central display, but they also pulled out a guestbook signed by other authors who passed through MSP and did the same thing as me. What a great, author-friendly store! Hope to come through again.
My dog and I love hanging out together and are always looking for places to go. Open Book sounds like a to do for sure.

Currently my dog is in need of extracapsular surgery and I’m reaching out to dog lovers and bookworms like myself in the area to read and share our story.

In new, 5-star rated, novel, "Mollie's Follies," young, beautiful Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, is on the run, after a bitter childhood and having been cast into life without guidance. Forced to quit school, she has little money and no support system; but, Mollie is traveling USA Mainland alone. East Coast to West Coast, and back again, this tall, pretty teen is searching for compassion, love, and a place to call home. Fast-paced excitement and an emotional read.
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Safe travels to all our friends at MSP!!

Open Book is a home for literary & book arts igniting the imagination of all who visit. Open Book'

Open Book is the first facility of its kind in the nation, serving as:
•the permanent home for organizations that educate, inspire, mentor and foster creativity and imagination among artists, writers, and book lovers of all ages;
•a place to introduce the region’s children and youth to the book and literary arts;
•a community center for book and literary artists, and lovers of these art forms;
•a

12/08/2022

Join us this Saturday for a drop-in event with three local writers! 10 am to 1 pm at Open Book.

11/25/2022

Our neighbor Periscope is offering free use of their parking lot for tomorrow's Artist and Writer Mart! Come on down- don't let parking be a barrier!

11/23/2022

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and then make your plans to visit Open Book on Saturday for the Artist and Writers Mart. Support more than 30 artists and writers! MCBA has art making fun; Milkweed Books has special offers and treats! Stop by between 10 am and 4 pm!

Support Open Book on GiveMN 11/17/2022

Support Open Book on GiveMN

Did you know Open Book is a nonprofit? You can support this community treasure with a donation today, Give to the Max day, or anytime at

Support Open Book on GiveMN Open Book (Minnesota Book & Literary Arts Building) provides a home for literary and book arts, igniting the imagination of all who visit.Open Book (Minnesota Book & Literary Arts Building) is a space for everyone, a public gathering place for contemplation, collaboration,...

Sarah Stonich - Minneapolis MN Author, Writer - These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus 11/17/2022

Sarah Stonich - Minneapolis MN Author, Writer - These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus

Author Sarah Stonich will be at the Small Business Saturday Mart with her beautiful novels! http://sarahstonich.com/home.html
Stop by to get an autographed copy for your book collection or as gifts.
Check out all the details about the event and other writers and artists at https://openbookmn.org/events

Sarah Stonich - Minneapolis MN Author, Writer - These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus

Obsidian Pause| Wearable Art 11/17/2022

Obsidian Pause| Wearable Art

Excited to have Obsidian Pause.Wearable Paper Art at the Small Business Saturday Mart on November 26. Shop unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry for you or the creative person in your life. https://obsidianpause.com/
View all participating artists at https://openbookmn.org/events

Obsidian Pause| Wearable Art Obsidian Pause| Wearable Art

Hot Tomato Press 11/16/2022

Hot Tomato Press

Hot Tomato Press will offer one-of-a-kind and limited edition books at the Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart on November 26. Stop by between 10 am and 4 pm to support local makers.

Hot Tomato Press Visit the post for more.

Cow Tipping Press 11/16/2022

Cow Tipping Press

Cow Tipping will also be at the Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart on November 26 selling chapbooks of writing by authors with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Stop by that Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm to support local makers and writers!

Cow Tipping Press Changing the Narrative on Disability

11/16/2022

Minnesota Center for Book Arts engages people through the arts inside the Open Book building and outside as well! So great to see this poem by B via the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop on the outside of the building. While you are there, also check out MCBA's Outlook Gallery, which you can view from Washington Ave.

"Dear Voyage," a poem by "B." now graces our studio windows. 😍

Check out the voiceover and animation below. And consider supporting Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop tomorrow on Give to the Max Day!

https://mnprisonwriting.org/dear-voyage/

Michelle Lee Lagerroos - screenprint & design 11/15/2022

Michelle Lee Lagerroos - screenprint & design

Our Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart is just around the corner. Angry Peanut Press will be in attendance selling prints, onesies, cards- all priced $20 and less! www.angrypeanutpress.com Check out all the great artists, writers and makers at https://openbookmn.org/events/small-business-saturday-artist-and-writer-mart-at-open-book

Michelle Lee Lagerroos - screenprint & design All of the screenprints on this page are editions of at least 10. To get in touch with me or buy any prints, or to inquire about design projects, feel free to contact me at: [email protected].

Angel Bomb 11/15/2022

Angel Bomb

Our Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart is just around the corner. One of the great artists participating is Angel Bomb who will be selling artist books. Check out all the great artists, writers and makers at https://openbookmn.org/events/small-business-saturday-artist-and-writer-mart-at-open-book

Angel Bomb Full-service design and letterpress studio located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis.

Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart at Open Book — Open Book 10/28/2022

Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart at Open Book — Open Book

We're excited to host an Artist and Writer Mart as part of Small Business Saturday. Currently accepting applications from artists and writers who would like to have a table at Open Book on Saturday, November 26 as part of this event.

Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart at Open Book — Open Book Seeking Artists and Writers to participate in a Small Business Saturday Artist and Writer Mart at Open Book on November 26 from 10 am to 4 pm . If you are a writer or maker who has books, book themed items, or other handmade items you would like to offer for sale, we want you to apply to participa

One of highest Google-rated Indian restaurants in U.S. is in Minneapolis 10/28/2022

One of highest Google-rated Indian restaurants in U.S. is in Minneapolis

Looking for a place to eat when you are in the Open Book neighborhood? Spice & Tonic is an excellent choice. https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/one-of-americas-highest-google-rated-indian-restaurants-is-in-minneapolis?fbclid=IwAR04fveXCVsSdmefO8gWsf0a9AvDdk3YCx2M8eyrBPFFQ9kiBtVQSK2-P_E

One of highest Google-rated Indian restaurants in U.S. is in Minneapolis The Spice & Tonic Indian Cuisine & Bar has an outstanding star rating after hundreds of reviews.

10/19/2022

Want to make Open Book your work place? Lots of jobs open at the Open Book facility, from Massage Therapist to Associate Book Designer! Check out all the jobs at https://openbookmn.org/work-at-open-book

10/18/2022

Laura Stearns' new book Shattered explores the Children's Theatre Scandal and the aftermath. Join her this Friday at Open Book at 7 pm as she and Publisher Ian Graham Leask from Calumet editions discuss and read from the book. Open to all.

10/18/2022

Celebrate Marlene Zuk's newest book In Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters this Thursday at 6 pm at Open Book.

Evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk, illuminates how all of our attributes, behavior or not, are shaped by both genes and the environment in both humans and animals.

Sponsored by the Bell Museum and the University of Minnesota Libraries. All are welcome.

10/18/2022

Celebrate the publishing of Tom KraMer’s book Innovate The Way You Were Designed To at Open Book on Friday, October 28. All are welcome.

The event is open house, with a presentation at 5 pm where Tom will talk about how this book came into being, and describe some of the most interesting thoughts and ideas behind its content.

Midwest Forum on Fair Markets — Open Book 09/14/2022

Midwest Forum on Fair Markets — Open Book

We're happy to be hosting this event at Open Book on September 22. Anyone interested in welcome to attend. RSVP via the link.

Midwest Forum on Fair Markets — Open Book Join us on Thursday, September 22nd, for a half-day forum (lunch provided) that will explore new federal and state action to reinvigorate our antitrust policies and support small businesses, family farms, working people, and communities. The forum will feature keynotes by Minnesota Attorney Gener

12 Must-Visit Minneapolis Bookstores | Meet Minneapolis 09/08/2022

12 Must-Visit Minneapolis Bookstores | Meet Minneapolis

Our very own Milkweed Books, located at Open Book, is highlighted in this must-visit Minneapolis Bookstore guide. Stop in and find your next reads!

12 Must-Visit Minneapolis Bookstores | Meet Minneapolis Minneapolis bookstores are about so much more than just books. Whatever you're looking for, chances are we have a bookstore that will suit you. Check out our top picks for local independent bookstores in the city.

Dr. Duane Carter Book Release Celebration — Open Book 09/01/2022

Dr. Duane Carter Book Release Celebration — Open Book

Join us at Open Book next Saturday, September 10 for a book release event for Dr. Duane Carter's book No Margin, No Mission. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Duane Carter Book Release Celebration — Open Book Join Dr. Duane Carter for the book release celebration of his first book publication titled: No Margin, No Mission: Adapting Leading Business Practices to Grow Your Nonprofit.

07/20/2022

Minnesota Center for Book Arts just posted 2 new jobs! Check the Open Book website for all open positions within the Open Book building: https://openbookmn.org/work-at-open-book

Bookseller, Former ABA Board President Gail See Dead at Age 94 07/20/2022

Bookseller, Former ABA Board President Gail See Dead at Age 94

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gail See, one of the people responsible for creating Open Book, and the namesake of the beautiful grand staircase in the building, designed by artist Karen Wirth. Gail's legacy in the literary and book arts community is far reaching and will continue for years to come.

Bookseller, Former ABA Board President Gail See Dead at Age 94 Gail See, a Minneapolis-area bookseller for many years and a leader in Minnesota's literary community, who served as president of the ABA board from 1984-1986, has died at age 94.

Flexible Press Reading Event — Open Book 07/18/2022

Flexible Press Reading Event — Open Book

Join Flexible Press for a reading this Thursday at the Open Book Performance Hall. Free and open to the public. 7 pm start!

Flexible Press Reading Event — Open Book Join us at the Open Book Performance Hall for a reading by Flexible Press authors Karen Lee Boren, author of Secret Waltz; Diane Josefowicz, author of Ready, Set, Oh; Frank Haberle, author of Shufflers; and Joanna Acevedo, author of Unsaid Things. The reading is free and open to the public. https

Photos from Open Book's post 06/07/2022

We're pleased to again have a bookstore open at Open Book! Milkweed Books has reopened after a two year hiatus due to COVID. Stop in Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and be patient as they rebuild an inventory!

Photos from Open Book's post 05/19/2022

Hi! Stop by and visit Open Book! We're a great place to read, write, work, relax, learn, explore, connect and hold events! The bookstore and coffee shop coming soon!

Photos from Open Book's post 05/16/2022

Need a welcoming spot for a business meeting, a retreat, a graduation party, or a conference? Book a space at Open Book for your next gathering. We have a variety of rental spaces to serve your needs.
https://openbookmn.org/rentals

04/27/2022

Looking for a new home for your business or nonprofit? Office Space at Open Book is available now! Set-up a time to tour the space and envision yourself at Open Book.

Photos from The Loft Literary Center's post 04/08/2022

Get ready to sign up for writing classes this summer at The Loft!

Open Book updated their business hours. 04/08/2022

Open Book updated their business hours.

Open Book updated their business hours.

Open Book updated their business hours. 04/08/2022

Open Book updated their business hours.

Open Book updated their business hours.

04/08/2022

Did you know that Open Book has an amazing patio on the 3rd floor? It's open during building hours and is a great place to work, read, catch up with a friend, or just enjoy the city views.

04/08/2022

Always wanted to run your own cafe?
Already have a cafe business and seeking to expand?
Have a favorite cafe that you would like to see at Open Book?

Open Book is seeking our new cafe operator to bring coffee and food to the community in and around our great location. Small kitchen, ample storage space, large seating area, vibrant and beautiful setting. Reach out today for a tour and to learn more. [email protected] or 612-215-2572

Photos from Open Book's post 04/06/2022

Stop on into The Shop at MCBA at Open Book to check out one of the best gift shops in the Twin Cities. Gifts, puzzles, books, prints, notebooks, bookmaking supplies and more! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, open until 7 pm on Thursdays. Free parking in the side lot.

03/30/2022

Job Opening: Bookstore Manager

Our partner tenant Milkweed Editions is looking for their next Bookstore Manager. Want to help reopen this bookstore and build community? Apply today. https://milkweed.org/job-opening-bookstore-manager

Job Opening: Bookstore Manager OPEN POSITION: BOOKSTORE MANAGER Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks a manager for our bookstore. Milkweed Books is located in the Open Book literary center in downtown Minneapolis. For more information, visit milkweed.org/our-story. The Manager of Mil...

03/17/2022

Looking for office space for your small team or company? Open Book's 3rd Floor office space is available and ready for you to move in and get to work. Contact us to set up a time to see the space and envision your team at Open Book. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/off/d/minneapolis-office-space-available-with/7459612193.html

02/24/2022

Seeking PT Building Ambassadors to welcome people and keep our space running. Apply today or share with people looking for PT flexible work. https://jobs.minnesotanonprofits.org/job/open-book-building-ambassador-minneapolis-minnesota-63923/hash/63f1f8c7a7d4b0317ba72a683ec6febc

02/10/2022

Planning a meeting or event for this spring or summer? Open Book is taking rental reservations for our conference space or the Target Performance Hall. Reach out today to learn more about holding an event at Open Book. www.openbookmn.org

10/23/2020

Open Book will remain closed to the public through May of 2021. Stay safe, stay well. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

04/18/2020

Saturday April 16, 2020.....thinking of you!

thefriends.org 12/14/2019

Group of artists wins the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award | The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

So very proud of this incredible group and the beautiful work they create.

thefriends.org The artists will be honored for their collaboration on the book My Might Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. December 13, 2019, SAINT PAUL, MN – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective effo...

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