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 have kids

A is for art, B is for book.
C is for comfy chairs in a nook.

M is for Milkweed or MCBA,
or making our own paper in class today.

L is for the Loft, where we write our own stories.
N is for never thinking it's boring!

F is for fun on free family day.
O is for Open Book. Hip hip hooray!

Open Book Supports Parents

Workshops, events, and children's literature at Open Book prove that reading and writing can be fun. Take a family papermaking class, encourage your child to write the next great mystery novel, or find the perfect bookish birthday gift.

Make Learning Fun

At Minnesota Center for Book Arts, kids have so much fun they don't even realize they're learning. Individual youth workshops and week-long day camps provide hands-on studio art experiences – perfect for a Saturday afternoon activity, Girl and Boy Scout group outings, or field trips. Children and adults can also work side-by-side in family workshops that encourage creativity and enhance dexterity, problem-solving, and literacy skills.

Play with Words

Do you have a first grader whose mind is bursting with stories? A fourth grader who just can't put books down? A safe, supportive, and most of all fun place to let the imagination soar, The Loft Literary Center offers lively classes for children and young adult readers and writers. From exciting summer workshops, to cutting-edge spoken word events, to special programs for young people in need, The Loft Literary Center has something for everyone.

Nurture Lifelong Readers

Take a peek at the young readers list from Milkweed Editions, featuring the very best in children's literature, historical fiction, and high-quality contemporary novels for middle schoolers. Or learn about Alliance for Reading, a program seeking to instill a love of reading among underserved middle-grade students in Minnesota.