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250 3rd Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55101
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700 On the Mall (Lower Level), Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-2114
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301 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Mineapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55455 MN
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Local events

Aug
29
William Kent Krueger
Lake Country Booksellers, Friday, August 29 at 09:30am
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
30
The Long Way Home
Common Good Books, Saturday, August 30 at 2pm
Meet New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny as she reads from her mystery novel The Long Way Home, from the Chief Inspector Gamache series. (added from Macmillan)
Sep
1
Closed - September 1st, 2014
Moon Palace Books, Monday, September 1 at 00am
We'll be closed on Monday, September 1st, 2014.

See you Tuesday!

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
1
Lit Up Late: Midnight Release of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Moon Palace Books, Monday, September 1 at 11:30pm
Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, September 1 at Magers & Quinn Booksellers to celebrate the release of David Mitchell's latest novel, The bone clocks, installment two of the "Lit Up Late" midnight release series. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The bone clocks, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” What is Lit Up Late? Lit Up Late is a mini-series of three late-night literary events in August and September. Mingle with your fellow book lovers, enjoy some music and food, and get your books while the rest of the world is asleep at the switch. - 11:30pm, Monday, August 11, at Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105; 651/225-8989) - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - 11:30pm, Monday, September 1, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612/822-4611) - The bone clocks by David Mitchell - 11:30pm, Monday, September 15, at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406; 612/454-0455) - Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle Punches and Prizes Each late night event will feature fun and frivolity, but the truly dedicated have a shot at a very grand prize. Get your Lit Up Late punch card at any of the three participating bookstores. When you buy the featured book at midnight, you get a punch. Attend all three events and buy all three books, and you’re eligible to win our grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a free night at the St. Paul Hotel, to get away from it all and read in luxury. (Winners must be present at Moon Palace to win.) Don't miss the final Lit Up Late midnight release on Monday, September 15 at 11:30 pm at Moon Palace Books! About the Books Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clock, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in White Van is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head”

Location: Street: 3038 Hennepin Ave S Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55408 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
2
Jobs Around Town
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Ridgehaven Mall, Tuesday, September 2 at 10am
Work this farm! by Michael Anthony Steele, Scholastic, Inc. Staff (Contribution by)

Storytime Come join us for stories about the people in your neighborhood. Storytime will feature Work This Farm by Michael Steele. A fun craft will follow. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
2
William Kent Krueger
The BookCase, Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
3
Julie Schumacher
Julie Schumacher (Black box, The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls, Dear Committee Members)

I was born and raised in Delaware, a place many people remember driving through on their way from Washington to New York. A few facts about Delaware: it was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution; at its narrowest point, it is approximately nine miles across; and its official state macroinvertebrate (huh?) is the stonefly.I wasn’t a very good reader when I was younger (my sister likes to remind me of the day when I came home from elementary school and said, “Hey, look! I got my report card and I only got three Ds!”), but I have always written things down. I started by keeping a diary in fifth grade. Then I moved on to writing poetry. I had a series of pets that kept dying–turtles, rabbits, fish–and I wrote sad rhymes about them when we buried them in the backyard.In high school and college, I started writing fiction when I discovered that most of my poems were like tiny unsatisfying stories. At Oberlin College, I took a class in which the professor asked everyone to write a “family tale.” I wrote a story that exaggerated a few curious and amusing details about my parents, and I turned it in. The professor suggested that I send it to a literary contest, which I did, and the story went on to be reprinted in The Best American Short Stories. By this time, I had graduated from college and was working as a secretary, and when the publication finally caught up with me I thought, I have to quit my job.I did quit. I went to graduate school at Cornell to get an MFA degree in fiction. An MFA is what some people might call a useless degree. It doesn’t get you a job as a business person and it doesn’t make you a scholar. What does it do? It buys you encouragement and time. It helps you to believe that it might be possible to dedicate a significant portion of your life to forming sentences on a page. It motivates you to believe that spending a significant portion of your life forming sentences might be a good way to live. It’s easy to sneer at an MFA. Sneering is easy. Writing good sentences is not.At present I’m writing books for adult as well as younger readers, and I have found that there is not as great a difference between the two as most people might think. There is a greater directness and a stronger sense of story in books for younger readers. But children’s literature is not necessarily simpler. As C. S. Lewis said, “I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story.”My books for younger readers include The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, and Grass Angel, a PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist for Children’s Literature. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and am the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor of English at the University of Minnesota. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
3
William Kent Krueger
Valley Booksellers, Wednesday, September 3 at 4:30pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
3
William Kent Krueger
Common Good Books, Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
5
Jobs Around Town
Work this farm! by Michael Anthony Steele, Scholastic, Inc. Staff (Contribution by)

Storytime Come join us for stories about the people in your neighborhood. Storytime will feature Work This Farm by Michael Steele. A fun craft will follow. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
6
Signing Event With Brian Lutterman
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Maple Grove, Saturday, September 6 at 2pm
Author Signing Meet the author! Brian Lutterman, author of Downfall, will be signing copies of his book. This is a great mystery with a fantastic plot, a great book for people who like legal thrillers and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Come support local authors. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
6
Nick Hupton - Stone Ridge Reading
Moon Palace Books, Saturday, September 6 at 4pm
Stone Ridge

Since Zach Sutton's last fateful trip to Pine Ridge, his life has been relatively quiet. But one year later he begins to see visions of his nemesis, Victor Leppla, which drags him back into the villain's nightmarish world. Zach's first brush with evil was simply a dress rehearsal for what awaits him now. How will he ever face Victor again? Will he find his missing brother, Chris? Find out in this thrilling sequel to The Ridge.

Nick Hupton is originally from Des Moines, Iowa and lives in South Minneapolis with his family.

Nick Hupton reading from his new book "Stone Ridge" on Saturday, September 6th at 4pm.

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
6
LeapBand Fit Made Fun Camp
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Saturday, September 6 at 4pm
Special Event, Hands-On Learning Come to Fit Made Fun Camp! Exercise, learn to be fit and earn a medal! Campers will have a chance to earn a LeapBand and a nationwide chance to earn a LeapFrog Learning Bundle. Space is limited; sign up today! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
8
William Kent Krueger
Micawber's Books, Monday, September 8 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
9
The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Party!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Eden Prairie Center, Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30am
The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda Bell

Special Event, Children's Event Join us in September for The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition! Storytime, activities and treats. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
10
William Kent Krueger
Excelsior Bay Books, Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
11
Mary Gordon
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Mary Gordon (added from Random House)
Sep
11
Jim Moore Graywolf Publication Launch
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Underground: New and Selected Poems is the long overdue career retrospective of Jim Moore, a poet of great depth and generosity who has steadily been building a devoted following over the course of three decades and seven books. This definitive volume gathers the best of his previous work as well as twenty new poems that showcase a poet whose work should appeal to fans of Mary Oliver and Billy Collins. In poems that are frank and accessible, Moore is a generous and keen observer of the world and people around him, one who, like the best of friends, is not afraid to risk sentimentality to get at deeper emotional truths that lie beneath the surface of daily life.

Praise for Jim Moore:

“Jim Moore writes of history, of love, of pain, of the intimate revelations of a consciousness alive to itself.”—C. K. Williams

“Jim Moore’s poems are an artful amalgam of humor and fierce attention, suffused by a passion for ancient Asian poetry. Like his sage poet-teachers he grasps the quiet power of white space, knowing that what is unsaid is often just as crucial as what is.”—The New York Times

“I have loved Jim Moore’s brief ‘invisible strings’ since I first stumbled into a few in a magazine. They are chips of reality, obsidian flakes of the heart and mind.”—Jane Hirshfield, Ploughshares

“The moods Moore evokes include wistfulness, of course, and the deeper, more poignant ones of love and grief. . . . The experiences giving rise to the poems are the poet’s, and there’s no need to think the poet isn’t Moore, whose art consists of successfully making himself and the reader identical, so that this book will be turned to, by those to and for whom it speaks, again and again and again.”—Booklist, starred review

“Moore can write tantalizingly about the hidden code of the domestic ritual.”—The Rumpus

Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Invisible Strings and Lightning at Dinner. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, and The Paris Review. He is married to renowned photographer JoAnn Verburg, and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Spoleto, Italy. (The_Loft_Library)
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Sep
12
William Kent Krueger
COSTCO, Friday, September 12 at 10am
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
12
The Story of a Book: Patricia Hoolihan
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, September 12 at 7pm
Celebrated teaching artist Patricia Hoolihan launches her new memoir and offers a teachable moment about her journey in an exciting new series offered by the Loft. (The_Loft_Library)
Sep
13
Danielle Fishel
Mall of America, Saturday, September 13 at 1pm
Danielle Fishel is an actress and TV host best known as America’s first television crush, Topanga Lawrence, from the hit 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World the eagerly anticipated spin-off, Girl Meets World. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
14
Deborah Keenan and Susan Solomon
The Loft Literary Center, Sunday, September 14 at 2pm
Join us in celebrating the launch of So She Had the World, a collaborative project between Deborah Keenan and Susan Solomon connecting the word and the visual with special guests Mary Kane, Dore Kiesselbach, Todd Pederson, and Paige Riehl.

Deborah Keenan's latest books are From Tiger to Prayer (broadcraft press), So She Had the World (Red Bird Chapbooks) with paintings by Susan Solomon, and Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems (Milkweed Editions), the winner of a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. She's a full time professor in the MFA program at Hamline University, and has taught at The Loft every year for more than 30 years. Her new full-length manuscript is called The Saint of Everything. She lives in beautiful, mysterious Saint Paul.

Susan Solomon is a freelance painter living in the Twin Cities. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the same school that claims David Lynch as a former student. Susan is the editor and cartoonist for Sleet Magazine. She loves collaborating with poets, more than almost anything, because they know stuff.

Mary Kane works as a marketing manager and enjoys volunteering for city parks, eating chocolate for breakfast, and talking with strangers. Originally from Texas, she was raised in the home of the Buffalo Chicken Wing and has spent her adult life enjoying Minneapolis. In 2012, she earned an MFA from Hamline University. Her poetry has appeared in Murphy Square, Kaleidoscope, Burner Magazine, OVS Magazine, Sleet Magazine, and the Vermillion Literary Project Magazine.

Dore Kiesselbach’s first collection, Salt Pier (Pittsburgh, 2012), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Other honors include a Javits Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Britain’s Bridport Prize, and the Poetry Society of America’s 2014 Robert Winner Memorial Award. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Agni Online, Antioch Review, Poetry, and Field.

Todd Pederson holds an MFA degree from Hamline University. He works with Nate Thomas and Susan Solomon as a poetry editor for the online literary journal, Sleet Magazine. Todd lives in Eden Prairie with his wife and two children, whom he thanks for their patience and inspiration.

Paige Riehl’s poetry chapbook Blood Ties was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Her poetry has been published in Meridian, Potomac Review, South Dakota Review, Nimrod International Journal, and other journals. She won the 2012–2013 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and the 2011 Literal Latte Prize for Poetry. She was also a semi-finalist for the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She teaches creative writing, composition, and literature at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, where she is also the chair of the Two Rivers Reading Series Committee. (The_Loft_Library)
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Sep
15
Emily St. John Mandel
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Monday, September 15 at 7pm
Emily St. John Mandel (added from Random House)
Sep
15
Lit Up Late: Midnight Release of Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Moon Palace Books, Monday, September 15 at 11:30pm
Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, September 15 at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406), to celebrate the release of John Darnielle's debut novel, Wolf in white van, the final installment of the "Lit Up Late" midnight release series. John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in white van is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head” What is Lit Up Late? Lit Up Late is a mini-series of three late-night literary events in August and September. Mingle with your fellow book lovers, enjoy some music and food, and get your books while the rest of the world is asleep at the switch. - 11:30pm, Monday, August 11, at Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105; 651/225-8989) - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - 11:30pm, Monday, September 1, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612/822-4611) - The bone clocks by David Mitchell - 11:30pm, Monday, September 15, at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406; 612/454-0455) - Wolf in white van by John Darnielle Punches and Prizes TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT. Each late night event will feature fun and frivolity, but the truly dedicated have a shot at a very grand prize. Get your Lit Up Late punch card at any of the three participating bookstores. When you buy the featured book at midnight, you get a punch. Attend all three events and buy all three books, and you’re eligible to win our grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a free night at the St. Paul Hotel, to get away from it all and read in luxury. (Winners must be present at Moon Palace Books to win.) About the Books Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clock, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in white van is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head”

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
17
World War I Book Club
On the centennial of the start of the first World War, please join us to read and discuss fiction set in this time period, and to examine how the war impacted daily life, even far from the fighting. The fall series will feature titles written by Minnesota authors. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion.

September's title is "The Master Butchers Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. There are limited number of copies of the book available to borrow. Please check with library staff to get a copy of the book.

Future titles are "The Cartographer of No Man's Land" by P.S. Duffy and "Bohemian Flats" by Mary Relindes Ellis.

No registration is required. For more information, call 763-576-5972.

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