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 am a teenager

txt msg from laura: what r u up to?
  • me: class at open book
  • laura: class? lol. its summer!
  • me: its a paper marbling class. old skool way to make rly cool paper... patterns with paint n stuff. at mcba.
  • laura: hm. sounds fun.
  • me: yea. you should come to one some time. they have a buncha wkshops. and we should totes study there next yr.

Open Book Supports Teenagers

From traditional bookbinding and papermaking to poetry and spoken word workshops, literary arts at Open Book are a fun, and challenging, way to express yourself. Trust us. Your friends will be jealous.

Stretch Your Creativity

Get ready for hands-on, artmaking workshops at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, like papermaking, marbling, letterpress printing, typesetting, and more. Convince your teacher or principal to start their own workshop, or take part in adult classes – a great birthday gift idea (hint, hint, mom) – or free public programs.

Tell Your Story

Need help with your college application essays? Always wondered what it would be like to make a comic book or write a screenplay? The Loft Literary Center offers a wide range of workshops and classes for teens and young adults. Or, check out an Equilibrium event – ground-breaking, energetic spoken word from local artists.

Get Lost in a Good Book

Take a break from the suggested English reading list (sorry, Mr. Hemingway). Go online or visit the third floor at Open Book to browse award-winning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and contemporary literature for young readers published by Milkweed Editions.