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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10 Things You Must Do in Minneapolis
See Spoonbridge and Cherry at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Watch the Holidazzle Parade. Go on a bike ride to Minnehaha Falls. Visit Open Book on Washington Avenue. Go to a show at the Guthrie Theater. Eat a Jucy Lucy. Go to a Twins game at Target Field. Rent a paddleboat on Lake Calhoun. Eat a brat for breakfast at the Farmers Market. Shovel.

Open Book Welcomes Visitors to Minneapolis

A visit to Minneapolis wouldn't be complete without a visit to Open Book. Attend a reading, stroll through a gallery, or shop for bookish gifts. And remember, you don't need a reason to roam the building and explore its charm – all three floors are open to the public.

Mark Your Calendar

Planning a trip to Minneapolis? Be sure to check the Open Book calendar of events for information about upcoming gallery exhibitions, readings, performances, book signings, receptions, and more.

Soak In Some Book Art

Visit the acclaimed Minnesota Center for Book Arts gallery and take in an exhibition – from ancient traditions in book arts, to turn-of-the-century typography and design, to the evolution of comics, zines, and graphic novels. Or walk through The Shop at MCBA on the first floor for a unique selection of artworks, books, screenprinted posters, letterpress cards, jewelry, and more – great gift ideas for your loved ones back home.

Browse Locally Published Titles

Make your way up to the third floor at Open Book to peruse shelves of handsomely designed volumes of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature, published by Milkweed Editions, one of the nation's leading independent, nonprofit literary presses.