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.



i create art

How to Marble Paper
  1. Fill a cake pan with water and a drop of dishwashing liquid.
  2. Drip paint slowly onto the surface of the water so it floats. Use acrylic, oil, watercolor – any thin liquid.
  3. Swirl the colors gently with a stick.
  4. Curl the edges of the piece of paper up to form a U shape and dip the paper in the water center first, then lower the edges into the water.
  5. Immediately remove and set aside to dry.

Open Book Supports Visual Artists

Whether you're an established book artist, or just interested in trying something new, Minnesota Center for Book Arts workshops, exhibitions, mentorships, and studio access help you develop your perspective and expand your artistic prowess.

Get Your Hands Dirty

As the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the nation, Minnesota Center for Book Arts supports the limitless creative evolution of book arts – from traditional papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding to experimental techniques – and the indomitable spirit of the artists working in the field.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts offers education and resources for artists at every level – professional development through skill-building workshops, presentations, symposia, and roundtable dialogues; studio access and exhibition opportunities; mentorship and fellowship project funding opportunities; artist residencies; and more. Check out the studios, gallery space, and The Shop on the first floor at Open Book.