twin cities literary calendar

The Twin Cities Literary Calendar is a project of Rain Taxi, which champions aesthetically adventurous literature through publications, events, and service to the literary community. For the latest reviews and offerings on our website, click the links above!

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This Calendar aims to list all book events hosted by Twin Cities area stores or organizations—see our list of local, independent bookstores below! To notify us about an upcoming event: Please send your event details (date, time, location, and online link) for inclusion to: calendar [at] raintaxi [dot] com.

Green: FictionYellow: PoetryOrange: NonfictionBrown: Lectures/PanelsPurple: Children/YA Gray: Comics/Graphic NovelsBlue: Book ClubsRed: Multi-Genre Events.


The Twin Cities area is home to many great independent bookstores! Below are alphabetical lists to help you visit them and start browsing. In April 2022, Rain Taxi will be publishing the Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport — CLICK HERE for more info!

Against the Current
Birchbark Books
Black Garnet Books
Black Letter Books (Stillwater, MN)
Boneshaker Books
The Book House in Dinkytown
Chapter One (Victoria, MN)
Chapter2Books (Hudson, WI)
Comma Bookshop
Content (Northfield, MN)
Cream and Amber (Hopkins, MN)
Daybreak Global Bookshop (Arden Hills, MN)
DreamHaven Books
Eat My Words
Excelsior Bay Books (Excelsior, MN)
Irreverent Bookworm
Lake Country Booksellers (White Bear Lake, MN)
Magers & Quinn Booksellers
May Day Books
Midway Used & Rare Books
Milkweed Books
Moon Palace Books
Next Chapter Booksellers
Once Upon a Crime
Paperback Exchange
Red Balloon Books
Scout & Morgan Books (Cambridge, MN)
Subtext Books
The Thinking Spot (Wayzata, MN)
Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's
Valley Bookseller (Stillwater, MN)
Wild Rumpus Books
Winding Trail Books