Saturday, October 13, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Progress Center building

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Book Fair Exhibitors

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!



Aliform Publishing


Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Beaver's Pond Press

Bellevue Literary Press

Big Brain Comics

Birds LLC


CA Gift

Chinook Book

City Pages

Cloud City Press

Coffee and Books

Coffee House Press

Common Good Books


Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses

Crazy Pineapple Press

David Christenson Books

Dislocate: a Minnesota Journal of Writing & Art

Flux Books

Forecast Public Art

Freethought House

Friends of the Hennepin County Library

FTL Publications

Golden Valley Publishing

Graywolf Press

Guthrie Theater

Handtype Press

Hawthorn Petal Press

Hazel & Wren

Holy Cow! Press

Inkslinger Books

Islamic Media

James & Mary Laurie Bookseller

KAXE/KBXE–Northern Community Radio

Keen Communications

Lake 7 Creative

Leapfrog Press

Liturgical Press

Llewellyn Worldwide

The Loft Literary Center

Loonfeather Press

Lowbrow Press

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Midnight Ink

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc.

Midway Used and Rare Books

Milkweed Editions

Minnesota Book Awards

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Shop

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Minnesota Literacy Council

Minnesota Public Radio


Mizchief's Ink Publications



New Rivers Press

Nodin Press

Normandale Community College

North Star Press of St. Cloud

Paper Darts

Pathfinder Press

PM Press

Portrait Gift Bags

Rain Taxi Review of Books

Red Balloon Bookshop

Red Bird Chapbooks

Red Dragonfly Press


Rulon-Miller Books / Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair

Saint Paul Almanac

Scarletta Press

Seventh Avenue Productions

SF Minnesota

Shu-Kuang Press and Publications

Sky Spinner Press

Sleet Magazine

Spout Press

Springboard for the Arts

Squares & Rebels

Stampede Press

Thirty Two

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime

2D Cloud

University of Minnesota Press

Uncivilized Books

Urban Antiquaria

Usborne Books & More

Varangian Trade and Plunder

Walker Art Center

Water~Stone Review

Word & Image


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

Susanne Aspley, I Know How to Hola

Martin Bracewell, Peace, Man

Norm Cole, Done with the Talking

Douglas P. Cornelius, Good News—I Failed: A Story of Inventing in Minnesota

Nicholas Dettmann, A Life Worth Dreaming About

Diane Dettmann, Twenty-Eight Snow Angels

Antonia Felix, Fatal Remedy

David P. Grzan, Don Quixote's Impossible Dream

Anastacia Hawkins, Larkspur

Susan Hayes, On Friendship

Sonja Hegman, Trials of an Entrepreneurial Virgin

John Hickman, The Keeper of Dawn

Kathryn Holmes, I Stand With Courage

Tracy Lenore Jackson, Many a Time

Janelle Jacobsen, The Apocrypha of Eden

Theresa Jarvela, Home Sweet Murder

Karen Olson Johnson, From Where I See It

Evelyn Klein, Seasons of Desire

Norma Klingler, Jake McBunny

Catherine Weyerhaeuser Morley, Where Do Mountains Come From, Momma?

Jerry Neren, Once Upon a Time in Vietnam

Steven Stwalley, Soapy the Chicken

Moria Torrez, Max and the Sun

Ann Wachtler, Super Power of the Day: The Hero Chronicle

Jason Walz, Homesick

Sue Wolfe, Lily Bouquet and a Special May Day

Mary Yungenberg, Consummate Betrayal

Daniel Zazzera, Dwelling in the Past



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—plus enter the raffle for great prizes!
Author signing: 10:00a – 11:00a: Stephen Burt signing Why I Am Not A Toddler and Other Poems by Cooper Bennett Burt (age one).

Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Featured authors and panelists will be available to sign their books after their events.
CLICK HERE to see the schedule.

Red Balloon Bookshop

Children's Pavilion authors will be available to sign their books after their readings.
CLICK HERE to see the schedule.

Common Good Books

CLICK HERE for a list of featured authors for the Local Lit Lounge!
Festival special:
Sign up for the Common Good Books email newsletter, and you'll be entered to win free books, audiobooks, and advance copies. Drawings will be held every hour, so visit our booth often to see if you've won!
Get a copy of 77 Love Sonnets by Garrison Keillor for 50% off when you buy another book from Common Good Books at the Twin Cities Book Festival.


Bellevue Literary Press

Festival special: Sale: all titles $10 (30-50% savings)


Author signing
1:00p - 2:00p: Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children.
Festival specials
Free ARC giveaway (while supplies last)
Drawing for a Prize Pack of Books

Golden Valley Publishing

Author signing (all day): Joe & John Gindele, Yorkville Twins: Hilarious Adventures Growing Up in New York City, 1944-1962. Festival special:Get 10% off a single copy, 30% off two!

Holy Cow! Press

Author signings
11:00a - 1:00p: Roseann Lloyd, The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars.
2:00p - 3:00p: Kathryn Kysar, Pretend the World.

Islamic Media

Festival special: Book giveaways all day.

Inkslinger Books

Author signings (all day):
Kaekilia LeoLynn, Dragon Diaries: Ascension, The Demon Within.
Nick Smith, The Legend of the Ten Elemental Masters.

Keen Communications

Author signing (all day): Dain Charbonneau, Twin Cities Haunted Handbook.

Leapfrog Press

Author signing
1:00p - 2:00p: Allen Learst, Dancing at the Gold Monkey.

Llewellyn Worldwide

Author signing
11:00a - 12:00p: Adrian Lee, Mysterious Minnesota.
Festival specials
Sale: All books $10 (except The Steampunk Tarot, $20)
Free ARC giveaway (while supplies last)
Drawingfor a Prize Pack of Books

Midnight Ink

Author signings
10:00a - 11:00a: Jess Lourey, December Dread.
3:00p - 4:00p: Jessie Chandler, Hide & Snake Murder.
Festival specials
Sale: All books $5 except The City's Son, $10
Free ARC giveaway (while supplies last)
Drawing for a Prize Pack of Books

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Festival special: 30% off all titles!


Festival special:
First 50 visitors to the booth get a free Mizna T-shirt
With a 2-year subscription, get 2 back issues of Mizna, Prose, Poetry, and Art for free

New Rivers Press

Author signings
11:00a - 12:00p: Tim Nolan, And Then.
2:00p -3:00p: Nick Healy, It Takes You Over.

Nodin Press

Author signings
11:00a - 12:00p: Athena Kildergaard, Cloves and Honey & Margaret Hasse, Milk and Tides.
12:00p - 1:00p: Contributors to Minnesota Crime Wave: 15 Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Malice & Nick Hayes, And One Fine Morning.
2:00p - 3:00p: Cary Waterman, The Book of Fire
Festival special: Plus stop by for a free blank journal!

Normandale Community College

Author signings:
by Kris Bigalk, Matt Mauch, John Reimringer, Anna Meek, & Alicia Conroy

Red Dragonfly Press

Author signings
10:30a - 11:30a: Connie Claire Szarke, Stone Wall
1:00p - 2:00p: Athena Kildegaard, Bodies of Light
2:00p - 3:00p: Lyle Daggett, The First Light Touches Me.


Festival special: Pre-order our first issue for 50% off, plus enter our drawing to win a free subscription or great swag! Andy Sturdevant will provide free word caricatures for Festival passersby. PLUS: Worst Lines Roulette!

Scarletta Press

Author signing and puppetry
1:30p - 4:30p: Ann Sawyer-Aitch, Nalah and the Pink Tiger.

Seventh Avenue Productions

Author signing (all day): Lupi McGinty, Lolly Poppet's Lousy Day.

Sky Spinner Press

Festival specials:
Emily Meier's Suite Harmonic available for $15 (normally $24.95), all other titles $10 (normally $14.95)
Drawing for free copy of The Second Magician's Tale and Clare, Loving at 11a, 12p, 1p, 2p, and 3p;
Grand prize drawing of all six Sky Spinner Press titles at 4:00p, including Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery.

2D Cloud

Author signing (all day): Will Dinski, Ablatio Penis;
Editor Signing 10:00a - 1:30p: Raighne Hogan, Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality.
Festival specials:
Sale: 50% off of Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality;
Sale: Yearbooks by Nicholas Breutzman for $10 (down from $13);
Free prints with purchase of Death of Elijah Lovejoy by Noah Van Sciver;
Free print with purchase of any Will Dinksi book

University of Minnesota Press

Festival special: 30% off all titles!

Walker Art Center

Festival special: Giveaways all day!


Tracy Jackson

Festival special: Drawing for signed copies of Ignorance Ain't Got No Shame, Many a Time.

Diane Dettmann

Festival special: Drawing for a mini rock fountain (winner announced at 3pm)

Nicholas Dettmann

Festival special: Drawing for two autographed copies of A Life Worth Dreaming About.
Sale: $3 off A Life Worth Dreaming About ($15 instead of $18)

Sonja Hegmen

Festival special: Drawing for copies of Trials of an Entrepreneurial Virgin, plus a Consulting Session.

Anastacia Hawkins

Festival special: Drawing for a copy of Larkspur.

Sue Wolfe

Festival special: Drawings for 2 free copies of Lily Bouquet and a Special May Day (held at 3pm)
Drawings for free T-shirts of Cover Design

Mary Yungenberg

Festival special: $2 discount on Consummate Betrayal.

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