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Location: Apple Valley, MN 55124, United States

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14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068
14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley, MN 55124
14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
7600 W. 150th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
1291 Promenade Place, Eagan, MN 55121
1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Daily Bread Books (5.9 miles)
9600 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Christine's Books (6.0 miles)
828 West County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, MN 55306
8098 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
118 E. Broadway, Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
5160 Center Court (Mall of America), Bloomington, MN 55425
20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
8900 Portland Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420
508 3rd Street, Farmington, MN 55024
8801 Portland Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55420
8730 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
8800 Penn Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
13090 Alabama Avenue S., Savage, MN 55378
9700 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
7100 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
405 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055

Local events

Dec
18
Chapter & Verse Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, December 18 at 6:30pm
Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children’s literature enthusiasts who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. They meet the third Thursday of every month at Red Balloon and are sponsored by Winding Oak.

In December, we'll discuss two books about leaving home: I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached and The turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye. What does it mean to leave the only home you've known? To leave your city? Your country? Do you have favorite books to share with your discussion group with a related theme? Please share them with the group! (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Dec
20
Book Event: "Vikings 50, I Did It My Way, A Passion to Win, and Every Day is Game Day" Jim Bruton
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Maplewood Mall, Saturday, December 20 at 1pm
Jim Bruton, author of I Did It My Way, A Passion to Win, Every Day is Game Day, and Vikings 50, will be signing copies of his books at Barnes and Noble in Maplewood, Minnesota on December 20 at 1:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Jan
7
Julie Kramer
Once Upon a Crime, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at unknown time
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
9
Julie Kramer
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Friday, January 9, 2015 at unknown time
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
9
Julie Kramer
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7pm
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
10
Julie Kramer
The BookCase, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7pm
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
14
Julie Kramer
Ramsey County Library - White Bear Lake Branch, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30pm
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
23
Mentor Series Reading: Diego Vázquez Jr.
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents fiction mentor Diego Vázquez Jr. reading along with program participants Rebecca Diaz (fiction) and Timothy Otte (poetry).

Diego Vázquez Jr. is a poet, novelist, storyteller. He comes from indigenous migrants who crossed invisible lines to become immigrants under a common sky. He has never met an illegal human. Vázquez is grateful for his ongoing participation in The Women’s Writing Program at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility and the Sherburne County Jail in Elk River. This remarkable experience allows him new insights into the strength and joy of the human heart. Vázquez is the author of Growing Through the Ugly. He is completing work on a forthcoming novel, Border Town Sky.

Rebecca Diaz graduated from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with her BA in Writing & Literature. She is a homegrown artist, enchanted and inspired by the landscape, culture and psyche of her rural Minnesota hometown of Crookston. Growing up with Christian Fundamentalists and her love for the Red Lake River taught her almost everything she needs to know about life and writing. She is a poet turned fiction writer, looking into the tributaries of language, healing, and religious addiction. Rebecca has been published in S(y)mposium, BASE: Building Alliances for Social Engagement, Flaneur Foundry Arts Journal, fre-quen-cy: the poethics of change, Monkey Puzzle Magazine, Stays Magazine, and others. She lives in Minneapolis with her dog, and is courting the Mississippi River.

Timothy Otte writes text for page and performance. His work has appeared online at Paper Darts and at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. He is Senior Editorial Associate at Hazel & Wren, an online literary community. He is from and lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, but keeps a home on the internet at www.timothyotte.com. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jan
24
I Love You Night and Day
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Eagan Promenade, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11am
I Love You Night and Day by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Alison Brown (Illustrator)

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event Join us January 24 at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring I Love You Night and Day. This beautiful book explores that there are no bounds to love, and when you love someone, you want the whole world to know! (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Feb
1
Julie Kramer
Chapter 2 Books, Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 4pm
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
4
Charles Baxter
Micawber's Books, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7pm
Charles Baxter (Believers, Harmony of the World, Saul and Patsy, The Feast of Love, The Soul Thief, Through the Safety Net, Gryphon, First Light, There's Something I Want You to Do, The Would-be Father)

Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), The Soul Thief, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, and First Light, and the story collections Gryphon, Believers, A Relative Stranger, Through the Safety Net, and Harmony of the World. The stories “Bravery” and “Charity,” which appear in There’s Something I Want You to Do, were included in Best American Short Stories. Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
11
Julie Kramer
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
20
Mentor Series Reading: Matt Rasmussen
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents poetry mentor Matt Rasmussen reading along with program participants Karlyn Coleman (fiction) and Jennifer Krueger (nonfiction).

Matt Rasmussen’s poetry has been published in Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, H_NGM_N, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, Paper Darts, and at Poets.org. He’s received awards, grants, and residencies from The Bush Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is a 2014 Pushcart Prize winner, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His first book of poems, Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2013.

Karlyn Coleman was recently awarded a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant. Her stories have been published in Paper Darts, McSweeney’s, Canvas, and Revolver. Her story “Ice Roads” was awarded first place in fiction and is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, two boys, and a dog named Happy.

Jennifer Krueger is a freelance writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Revolver, The Evening Street Review, Front Porch Journal, and elsewhere. She has also published over one dozen nonfiction books for children under a pseudonym. She is a stay-at-home mom who has taken classes at The Loft Literary Center for the past four years. (The_Loft_Library)
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Feb
24
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central Branch, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at unknown time
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Janet Mock
Macalester College, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at unknown time
Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Center for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at People.com, and appeared in HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
4
Janet Mock
Macalester College, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7pm
Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Center for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at People.com, and appeared in HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
5
Quan Barry
SubText: a Bookstore, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7pm
Quan Barry (She Weeps Each Time You're Born)

Born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s north shore, Quan Barry is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of four poetry books; her third book, Water Puppets, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN/Open Book finalist. She has received NEA Fellowships in both fiction and poetry, and her work has appeared in such publications as Ms. and The New Yorker. Barry lives in Wisconsin. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
5
William Kent Krueger
Micawber's Books, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of thirteen novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
5
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edina Galleria, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
6
Keith Ellison
Addendum Books, Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7pm
Keith Ellison is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
6
William Kent Krueger
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edina Galleria, Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of thirteen novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
13
Mentor Series Reading: Kao Kalia Yang
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Kao Kalia Yang reading along with program participants Rhea Davison-Edwards (poetry) and Kinzy Janssen (nonfiction).

Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer, is the co-founder of a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University. She is currently working on her second manuscript, Still, Fluttering Heart: The Second Album. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer.

Rhea Davison-Edwards has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Minnesota State University-Mankato. In her writing, she seeks to write honestly and openly about real-life struggles, while also creating and sustaining hope. She has primarily worked in nonfiction and fiction, but she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to focus on the art and craft of poetry, with the help of great mentors and the company of fellow mentees.

Kinzy Janssen is an editor, blogger, and poet living in Saint Paul whose work has been published in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Volume One, and Innisfree Poetry Journal. She is currently social media editor at The Riveter Magazine. She’s always in the mood for karaoke and craft beer, and fancies herself a gardener after one semi-successful year. She loves musing about the Midwest and its boundaries, regionalisms, and weather. (The_Loft_Library)
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Mar
31
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Common Good Books, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
1
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
13
Peter Stark will be promoting Astoria
Common Good Books, Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7pm
Peter Stark will be promoting Astoria (added from HarperCollins)
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