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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Chapter II
She sat silent but tense, fixated on the faint smells of coffee, vinegar, and floor polish. She wasn't really reading, but rather counting page after page in the book he had recommended. As she sipped her dark roast with too much sugar, she caught a glimpse as he passed and willed him to look up...

Open Book Supports Readers

Join others who are as passionate about literature as you are. Branch out with unique titles from a local Minnesota publisher. Sign up for a papermaking class with your book club. Or attend a reading, book signing, or performance.

Browse Distinctive, Original Titles

Take a trip to the third floor at Open Book and browse the bookshelves of Milkweed Editions, an independent, nonprofit literary press. Save over 20 percent with an annual subscription to Milkweed Editions and get a copy of each book published in the current year in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and books for young readers – conveniently delivered to your home before they are available in stores.

Meet Up with Avid Readers

Don't miss engaging readings and performances by emerging and nationally acclaimed writers, book club meet-ups and space to rent, book swaps, signings, and more from The Loft Literary Center. And get lost in shelves upon shelves of titles by Minnesota authors and small, local presses in the Rachel Anne Gaschott Ritchie Resource Library on the second floor.