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 need a meeting place

  • 8 am Pick up agendas from copy center
  • 8:15 am Arrive at Open Book
  • 8:30 am Set up tables and chairs, projector
  • 9 am Run through presentation
  • 9:15 am Catering arrives, set up
  • 9:30 am Attendees begin arriving, meet and greet
  • 10 am Presentation starts

Open Book Supports Meeting Planners

Open Book makes it easy – versatile, creative space in downtown Minneapolis, on-site catering, and great rates. Rent a small, sunlit classroom, a spacious meeting room, a cozy book club room with an attached patio, or the warm, inviting performance hall for your next meeting or event.

Choose Your Space

A creative mix of historic architecture and rich, modern design, and the ever-present idea and art of the book, make the Open Book building the ideal place for company meetings, small gatherings, receptions, performances, and more. Attendees can socialize before or after a meeting, or simply take a break, in the lobby cafe, outdoor veranda, or gift shop stocked with unique book arts and supplies.
The staff at Open Book will work with you to ensure you have all the support you need to host a successful, rewarding event. Rooms are furnished with meeting tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi, and chalkboards or whiteboards, and can be outfitted with additional equipment or catering upon request.