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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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Open Book was born of three passionate founding tenant organizations, three contiguous, 19th century warehouse buildings, and unbridled imagination and dedication to the literary and book arts community.

Originally slated to reside in three separate buildings, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, The Loft Literary Center, and Milkweed Editions now occupy the first, second, and third floors of Open Book, respectively, creating an interconnectedness and dynamic flow, and allowing elements of the original architecture throughout the space to excite and inspire.
 
Opening its doors in 2000, Open Book helped revitalize the district. The neighborhood, once known for sprawling parking lots, abandoned warehouses, and seedy bars, is now home to Open Book, the Guthrie Theater, the Mill City Museum, the Minneapolis Public Library, and continues to evolve. Read the full New York Times article about the transformation and what it means for Minneapolis arts.
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