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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i sit, contemplate,
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imagine today.

Open Book Supports Writers

Get inspired. Find your muse. Start writing. Literary organizations at Open Book offer classes, events, and resources for writers of all ages and at all stages of artistic development.

Get Your Pen Ready

Whatever your writing interest, whether you're a beginner or a veteran, The Loft Literary Center offers an accessible, supportive, and relaxed environment in which to share your words. Explore mentorship, fellowship, and grant opportunities; hone your craft with classes, festivals, and readings by nationally and locally prominent authors; and promote your work with the aid of publishing professionals.

Rent a Private Studio

Furnished with handcrafted writing tables and designed with your creativity in mind, writers' studios on the second floor at Open Book are the perfect writing retreat. Each small, secluded room is equipped with a privacy door, windows facing the downtown skyline, adjustable work chair, a rocking chair for reading, and wired and wireless Internet access.
Learn more about renting a studio

Submit a Manuscript

Does your work convey the essential experiences of the human heart and spirit? Milkweed Editions publishes 16 to 20 works of literary fiction and nonfiction, collections of poetry, and novels for young readers each year. Submit an electronic manuscript today or find out about the Milkweed National Fiction Prize or Prize for Children's Literature.

Experience the Book as Art

Printing, bookbinding, printmaking, and papermaking workshops at Minnesota Center for Book Arts encourage you to explore the book in a new way – as inspiration, an avenue for self-expression, and an impetus for collaboration. Cure that writer's block with a handmade journal, decorative paper, or even a modern twist on an ancient scroll.