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2011 Twin Cities Book Festival


Visit the following publishers, authors, book dealers, organizations and more to see what's happening in the local book world! Each year at the Festival, exhibitors offer special prices and other perks, and many offer author signings at their tables—a great way to get a personally inscribed book at a great price! The complete list of Book Fair exhibitors, specials and signings is below.

As your host, Rain Taxi Review of Books is pleased to offer special prices on products and subscriptions and to offer a Festival raffle with great prizes—free to enter! Also, the Rain Taxi’s Giant Used Book Sale offers great books at rock-bottom prices. Spend $10 or more and get entered in a special raffle! And don’t forget: the CLMP Literary Magazine Fair proudly presents over 50 fantastic journals from around the country—all at the special “try out” price of only $2! Please make sure to visit these tables during your travels through the Book Fair.

Please note: registration is closed and all exhibition space is full.

  *   General Exhibitors   *   Exhibiting Authors   *  
  *  Exhibitor specials  *  

General Exhibitors

2D Cloud

Aliform Publishing

Animal Rights Coalition

Apocalyptic Tangerine Press

Beaver's Pond Press

Big Brain Comics

Big Time Attic

Birds, LLC

Blue Earth Review

Blueroad Press

Children’s Book Illustrators Guild

Children’s Theatre Company

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses

Coffee House Press


Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Dancing Lilies Press

David Christenson Books

The Ebook Consultants


Friends of the Hennepin County Library


Graywolf Press

Hal Johnson Books

Hazel & Wren

HighBridge Audio

Holy Cow! Press

International Cartoonist Conspiracy

La Luz Comics

Llewellyn Worldwide

The Loft Literary Center

Loonfeather Press

Lowbrow Press

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Margaret Soderberg Books

Midnight Ink

Midway Contemporary Art Library

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc.

Milkweed Editions

Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine

Minnesota Atheists

Minnesota Book Awards

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Shop

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Minnesota Literacy Council

Minnesota's Own Calendars

Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Women's Press


Mystery Writers of America

New Rivers Press

Nodin Press

North Star Press

Paper Darts

Papyrus Publishing

Penury Press

Portrait Gift Bags

Postcard Press

Rain Taxi Review of Books

Red Balloon Bookshop

Red Dragonfly Press

Red House Records

RMA Publicity

Scarletta Press

Spout Press

St. Paul Almanac

Star Tribune &

Studio City Media Endeavors

Super Session Press

Tales of the Unanticipated

Twin Cities Literary Punch Card

Twin Cities Professional Editors Network

Twin Cities Runoff

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime

Twin Cities TOSCA

University of Minnesota Press

Utne Reader

Varangian Trade and Plunder

Walker Art Center

Water~Stone Review

Exhibiting Authors

These authors all have recently published books, including riveting memoirs, intriguing mysteries, poetry, children's books, and more. Check them out!

Jan T. Adams, Football Wife

Nancy Baker, Magel's Ghost

Patrick Bettendorf, Ruby's Tale

Paul D. Burley, The Sacred Sphere

Richard E. Bush, Growing Ageless: The Simple Art of Health and Longevity

Roma Calatayud-Stocks, A Song in My Heart

Jessie Chandler, Bingo Barge Murder

S. C. Cobb, Peripheral Conflict

Rod Cockrum, Immediacy

David Fingerman, Spyder

Shatona Groves, A Black Parent's Memoir

JoAnn Bren Guernsey, Glass Asylum

Carla Hagen, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

Margo Hansen, Sky's Bridal Train

C. M. Harris, Enter Oblivion

David Holmes, Loose Gravel

Elaine Hoover, The Whisk of Love

Marilyn Jax, Road to Omalos

Dody J. Johnson, Fugue

Peggy Keener, Potato in a Rice Bowl

Susan Koefod, Washed Up

Brian Landon, Why Did Santa Leave a Body?

Catherine Lundoff, A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories

Jim McEnroe, The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae

Ms. Nique, The Definition of Me

Beth Obermeyer, The Biggest Dance and Big

Elizabeth Parker, Tony and Red

Joan Murphy Pride, Double Cross Country

Katharine Rauk, Basil

Lehman Riley, Papa Lemon

Diane Hammond Ross, Charlie Visits a Science Laboratory

J. O. Salls, First Year

Brittney Sabo, Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny!

John Shekleton, Father Tierney Stumbles

Tim Sievert, The Clandestinauts

Beth Solheim, Outwitted

Connie Claire Szarke, Delicate Armor

Melissa Vocelka, Oh Mighty Mississippi

Renιe Wendinger, Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York



Twin Cities Book Festival Raffle

Enter the Festival Raffle at the Information Booth in the center of the exhibit hall to win fantastic prizes—including signed books, event tickets, gift certificates, t-shirts, prize packages, and more!

Rain Taxi Review of Books

Visit the Rain Taxi Review of Books table where you’ll find free copies, great giveaways, and deep discounts on subscriptions and merchandise!

Rain Taxi Used Book Sale

Get a free raffle ticket with every $10 spent at our Fundraiser Book Sale!

CLMP Literary Magazine Fair

The Twin Cities Book Festival is pleased to welcome the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, showcasing amazing literary journals from around the country and offering copies for sale at special “try-out” prices!

Animal Rights Coalition

11:00a – 4:00p: Andrew Quinn, Waterfall Dance


1:00p:– 2:00p: Rebecca Fjelland Davis, Chasing Alliecat
Festival specials: everything priced at $5; free advance reading copies; enter to win a four-book package!

Graywolf Press

Festival special: $15 for hardcovers, $10 for paperbacks!

HighBridge Audio

Festival special: All public radio collections and audiobooks: 20-25% off!

Holy Cow! Press

Author Signings:
121:00p-1:00p: Ann Iverson, Art Lessonsand Definite Space
1:00p – 2:00p: Catherine Holm, My Heart is a Mountain: Tales of Magic and the Land
2:00p – 3:00p: Kathryn Kysar, Pretend the World

Llewellyn Worldwide

Author Signings:
11:00a – 12:00p: Alferian Gwydion Maclir, Wandlore
3:30p – 4:30p: Nancy Antenucci & Melanie Howard offer mini-readings and sign Psychic Tarot
Festival specials: everything priced at $10, free advance reading copies; enter to win a four-book package!

Midnight Ink

Author Signings:
10:00a – 11:00a: Jessie Chandler, Bingo Barge Murder
Festival specials: everything priced at $10; free advance reading copies; enter to win a seven-book package!

Milkweed Editions

Author Signings:
12:00p – 1:00p: John Reimringer, Vestments
2:00p – 3:00p: Danielle Sosin, The Long-Shining Waters

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Author Signing:
2:00p – 3:00p: Brett Laidlaw, Trout Caviar Festival special: all books 30% off!

Mystery Writers of America

Author Signings:
10:00 – 10:30a David Housewright
10:30a - 11:30a: Sparkle Abbey
11:30a- 12:30p: Raymond Benson, Julie Kramer, Sujata Massey, Carl Brookins, Michael Mallory, Erin Hart
12:30p – 1:30p: David Housewright and Julie Kramer
1:30p – 2:30p: Christine Husom and Sujata Massey
2:30p – 3:30p: Raymond Benson and Carl Brookins
3:30p – 4:30p: Michael Mallory and Erin Hart

New Rivers Press

Author Signings:
10:00a – 11:30a: Tim Nolan, The Sound of It
11:00a – 12:30p: Alan Davis, Rumors of the Lost World
12:00p – 1:30p: Richard Broderick, Night Sale and Woman Lake
1:30p – 3:00p: Elizabeth Searle, Girl Held in Home

Nodin Press

Author Signings:
10:00a – 11:00a: Judy Borger, Where’s Billie?
11:00a – 12:00p: Lori Sturdevant, The Pillsburys of Minnesota
12:00p – 1:00p: Greg Watson, What Music Remains
1:00p – 1:30: Cary Waterman, Book of Fire
1:30 – 2:00p: Linda Back McKay, The Next Best Thing
2:00p – 3:00p: Kevin Cannon & Tom Hegg, Little Dickens
4:00 – 4:30: Anne Fraser, Deadly Treats
Festival special: Free blank journals while supplies last!

North Star Press

Author Signings:
10:00a-10:30a: Mary DesJarlais, Dorie LaValle
10:30-11:00a: Marie Zhuikov, Eye of the Wolf
11:00a-11:30a: Danelle Helget, Lost and Found
11:30a-12:00p: Dennis Nau, The Year God Forgot Us
12:00p-12:30p: Ellen Lansky, Golden Jeep
12:30-1:00p: Dennis Kelly, BlizzardBall
1:00p-1:30p: Bob Gust, The Card Sharp
1:30-2:00p: Jerry Anderson, Paul's Bloody Trousers
2:00p-2:30p: Fred Blanch, Last Words
2:30p-3:00p: Clyde Braden, Sudden Impact
3:00p-3:30p: Evelyn Klein, Once Upon A Neighborhood

Penury Press

Author Signing:
10:00a-5:00p: Lance Zarimba, various titles

Red Dragonfly Press

Author Signing:
10:00a-11:00a: Larry Gavin, Least Resistance
Festival specials: reduced prices on Perfect Dragonfly: A Commonplace Book of Poems, and First Words by Joyce Sutphen, our new Minnesota Poet Laureate!

Scarletta Press

Author Signing:
10:00a-2:00p: Pendred Noyce, Lost in Lexicon (signing in the Children's Pavilion)
Festival specials: Limited edition Lost in Lexicon posters for sale; books priced from $10 - $12; The New Writer’s Handbook 2007 and The New Writer’s Handbook Vol. 2 together $10

Studio City Endeavors

Author Signings:
10:00a – 12:00p: John Fox, Digital Work in an Analog World
12:00p – 2:00p: Joel Arnold, Northwoods Deep and Ox Cart Angel
2:00p – 4:00p: Stacey Dinner-Levin, Autistic License

Super Session Press

Author Signings:
12:00p – 12:30p: Michael Finley, The Orchard
1:30p – 2:00p: John Coy, The Last Year
Festival specials: $5 off 2012 Calendar, $5 Proof Prints, and $5 'scrap' books!

The Postcard Press

Festival specials: free mini-tote ($10 value) with new subscriptions or with purchases of 10 or more postcards; postcards also 20% off regular price: only $2 each!

Utne Reader

Festival special: Free copies of the current Utne Reader.

individual author EXHIBITOR SPECIALS

Roma Calatayud-Stocks

Drawing for a free copy.

Rod Cockrum

Hand-carved wooden items with purchase, while supplies last.

Margo Hansen

Drawing for a free book!

Beth Obermeyer

Free tap dance with every book signed—hear your name in tap rhythm!

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