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.



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Reading List
  • Thirst, by Ken Kalfus
  • The Hospital for Bad Poets, by J.C. Hallman
  • Driftless, by David Rhodes
  • Letters to a Young Madman, by Paul Gruchow
  • The Easter House, by David Rhodes

Open Book Supports Book Club Members

Take your book club on the road and enjoy the creative atmosphere at Open Book. Rent a private room, browse award-winning literature, or keep it casual in the sunlit cafe.

Rent a Quiet Book Club Room

Invite a dozen or so of your literary friends or book club mates to sink into cushioned couches or comfy reading chairs and discuss this month's book. The warm, inviting Mahai Book Club Room on the third floor at Open Book is perfect for small, intimate discussions and is available to rent at great rates.
Learn more about renting the room

Attend a Reading or Festival

Get inspired to start your own book club with literary readings and performances by nationally acclaimed authors and annual Loft Literary Center writing festivals that focus on a creative writing theme. Or, browse the Rachel Anne Gaschott Ritchie Resource Library on the second floor for books by Minnesota authors and Minnesota small presses.

Plan Your Reading List

Publishing 16 to 20 new books each year, Milkweed Editions is a leading independent, nonprofit source for award-winning literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and books for young readers. Sign up to receive a year's worth of distinctive, original works, delivered to your home before they are available in stores. Or, visit the third floor at Open Book to browse the lobby showroom of titles.