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Twin Cities Book Festival
Saturday, October 17, 2015
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 great books and conversations.

2015 Special Guest Authors Announced

Rain Taxi is pleased to welcome authors from around the country and the globe to this year’s Twin Cities Book Festival stages. Click here for more info

Children's, Tween, & Teen Authors Announced

Rain Taxi, Metro Public Libraries, and Red Balloon Bookshop are pleased to welcome authors from Minnesota and beyond to this year’s Children's Pavilion, Middle Grade Headquarters, and Teen Tent stages. Click here for more info

Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks on participating Minnesota authors, event descriptions, schedules, and more!



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.



2015 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.


Children's Pavilion Sponsor:


Middle Grade/Teen Tent Sponsor:
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Official Festival Booksellers:

Media Sponsors:

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