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Twin Cities Book Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10am – 5pm, Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over real-live books and conversations.

Download the Festival program here!

Directions

Historic Progress Center & Fine Arts buildings
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 North Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota
At the corner of Cooper and Randall Streets


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WITHIN THE FAIRGROUNDS: Enter through the main gates at 1265 Snelling Avenue. Take the first right onto Cosgrove street. Cosgrove culminates in a T with Randall Ave: the building in front of the T is the Historic Progress Center. There is a public lot adjacent to the Progress Center, and more parking can be found on the streets surrounding the building.

CLICK HERE for more information.

 

EXHIBIT HALL AND BOOK FAIR

An all-day exhibit of publishers, magazines, literary organizations, local authors, booksellers, and more, located in the Fairground's beautiful Progress Center! CLICK HERE for a complete list of exhibitors!

READINGS AND TALKS

The Reading Stages are located in the Fine Arts Building, located next door to the Progress Center. CLICK HERE to see who's coming and CLICK HERE for Adult Program info and schedule! Book signings will take place after each event in the Progress Center building.

CHILDREN'S PAVILION

CLICK HERE to see who's coming and CLICK HERE for Children's Pavilion program info and schedule. Sponsored by MELSA—Metro Public Libraries.

NEW! MIDDLE GRADE HQ and TEEN TENT

CLICK HERE to see who's coming!  CLICK HERE for Middle Grade HQ program info and schedule. CLICK HERE for Teen Tent program info and schedule.

AUTHOR HUB

Mingle with literary luminaries! CLICK HERE to see who's coming and CLICK HERE for a schedule of Author Hub programs.

USED BOOK BONANZA

Great deals on thousands of gently used books and records.


2014 Book Festival Sponsors

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



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Major Sponsors:

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