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100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102
Addendum Books (0.6 miles)
165 Western Ave. N #14, St. Paul, MN 55102
461 N. Dale Street, St. Paul, MN 55103
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul, MN 55102
Street and Grand Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
45 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Opus & Olives 2013 (1.0 miles)
175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
80 W. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
1265 Snelling Ave. N., Progress Building, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
M.S. 155, Room 175 Transportation Building, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55155
1011 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117
660 Olive Street, St. Paul, MN 55155
503 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
871 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
1 E. George Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
1332 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
1105 Greenbriar Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
Midway Book Store (2.6 miles)
1579 University Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Local events

Apr
20
Teens Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, April 20 at 6:30pm
Do you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read Book Club, open to teens in 8th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant will select one Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of an upcoming book, write a short review, and come back the next month to talk about it. Other opportunities include planning author events and book parties, volunteering at the store, blogging, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book! Questions? Call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 or email Amy at events@redballoonbookshop.com.

Update: Teens Read Book Club is currently full, but please call or email to join the waiting list!

DATE: Monday, April 20 TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
21
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Mall of America, Tuesday, April 21 at 6pm
Apr
23
Guys Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Attention Boys! If you’re a guy in 5th - 7th grade, then you’re welcome to join the Guys Read Book Club at Red Balloon. Every month the group will pick an awesome book to read and talk about. Bring along a male adult. Dad. Brother. Uncle. Cousin. Neighbor. Friend. Etc. (Because believe it or not, they were once boys too!)

April's book selection is The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner. We will also be discussing Gone by Michael Grant due to March's meeting cancellation. For more info and to sign up, please call Red Balloon: 651-224-8320.

DATE: Thursday, Apr 23 TIME: 7:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
24
Lois Greiman
Minnesota State Fair, Friday, April 24 at 00am
Lois Greiman (added from Random House)
Apr
25
BOOK-O-BEARDS Photo Booth & Signing with Lemke & Lentz!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am
Book-O-Beards, and its Wearable Book companions, are our new favorite interactive books, and you are invited to a special Wearable Books event! Lemke & Lentz, the two Minnesota creators of these laugh-out-loud read-alongs, are bringing a Book-O-Beards prop-filled photo booth to the store. We’ll have treats, photos, book signings, and more fun family activities. Show off your wacky style at this celebration of silliness for the whole family.

DATE: Saturday, Apr 25 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Maud Hart Lovelace Awards
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, April 25 at 2pm
Happy Birthday, Maud Hart Lovelace! Red Balloon Bookshop will celebrate by hosting the live announcement of the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards for 2015-2016! The awards are children's choice book awards and part of the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. Their purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school-age children. Celebrate this year’s winners, hear the announcement of next year’s nominees, enjoy a presentation by Maud from the History Players, register to win Red Balloon gift cards, take home a bag of book-related goodies, and celebrate with birthday cake! maudhartlovelace.org

DATE: Saturday, April 25 TIME: 2:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It!
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
26
Second Story Reading Series: Bryan Bliss and Pete Hautman
The Loft Literary Center, Sunday, April 26 at 2pm
Second Story is the Loft’s reading series for young adult and middle-grade authors. Perfect for families and readers of all ages, Second Story pairs a first-time author with a more established voice in children’s literature.

Bryan Bliss is the author of No Parking at the End Times. He holds master’s degrees in theology and fiction and—shockingly—found a professional job that allows him to use both of those degrees. His political philosophy degree, however, is still underutilized. His nonfiction has been published in Image Journal, along with various other newspapers, magazines, and blogs. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children, both of whom wish he wrote books about dragons. Or wizards.

"This quietly powerful story of a young woman’s quest for deliverance in the face of parental failure, religious disillusionment, and self-doubt moved me deeply. I can’t wait to see what Bryan Bliss does next.” —Sara Zarr, author of National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl

Pete Hautman is the author of more than twenty novels for adults and teens, including the 2004 National Book Award winner Godless, Los Angeles Book Prize winner The Big Crunch, and three New York Times Notable Books: Drawing Dead, The Mortal Nuts, and Rash. His “young adult” novels range from science fiction (Rash, Mr. Was, Hole in the Sky, and The Obsidian Blade) to mystery (Blank Confession) to contemporary drama (Godless, Sweetblood) to romantic comedy (What Boys Really Want).

With novelist, poet, and occasional co-author Mary Logue, Hautman divides his time between Golden Valley, Minnesota and Stockholm, Wisconsin. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana. Learn more about Pete Hautman on his website: www.petehautman.com and his blog http://petehautman.blogspot.com. (The_Loft_Library)
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Apr
27
Girls Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm
Calling all girls in 5th - 7th grade! Grab your mom (or some other book-loving adult) and bring her to Red Balloon’s Girls Read Book Club. Meet other girls and moms and share the fun of reading. Girls Read meets every fourth Monday.

April's book selection is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Call the store, 651-224-8320, for more information and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, April 27 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
29
John Sandford
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Wednesday, April 29 at 00am
John Sandford (Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1), Outrage (The Singular Menace, 2))

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of thirty-five published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists. He has also written two non-fiction books, one on art (The Eye and the Heart: The Watercolors of John Stuart Ingle) and one on plastic surgery (Plastic Surgery: the Kindest Cut). His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. MICHELE COOK is a journalist and crime reporter making her fiction debut with this series. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
29
Margaret Regan
Unity Church-Unitarian, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Apr
29
Book Reading with Immigration Author Margaret Regan
Unity Church-Unitarian, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:15pm
Margaret Regan, author of the award-winning THE DEATH OF JOSSELINE, will speak about her new book, DETAINED AND DEPORTED, in which she takes an inside look at the detention and deportation system on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. The evening will include a media presentation, Q&A with the author, and book signing. (UnityChurch)
Apr
30
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Thursday, April 30 at 11am
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
30
Michael Northrop, TOMBQUEST #2: AMULET KEEPERS
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm
From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, comes a brand-new, action-packed, Egyptian-inspired adventure series, TombQuest! Ancient secrets, hidden “hazards,” mummies, and more await you at Red Balloon Bookshop, where we’ll welcome author Michael Northrop, who will share the New York Times bestselling world of TombQuest with you! Learn all the behind-the-scenes secrets to creating the TombQuest world, make an Egyptian headdress, and meet the author. Your quest awaits! Visit tombquest.scholastic.com.

Michael Northrop brings his love of Egyptian history, his explosive adventure writing, and his dynamic personality to TombQuest. His other books include Trapped, an Indie Next List selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. When he’s not researching mummies, Michael writes full-time from his home in New York City.

DATE: Thursday, Apr 30 TIME: 6:30 pm (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
John Sandford
Once Upon a Crime, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
John Sandford (Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1), Outrage (The Singular Menace, 2))

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of thirty-five published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists. He has also written two non-fiction books, one on art (The Eye and the Heart: The Watercolors of John Stuart Ingle) and one on plastic surgery (Plastic Surgery: the Kindest Cut). His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. MICHELE COOK is a journalist and crime reporter making her fiction debut with this series. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
30
Motherhood and Words Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Local Author Kate Hopper launched the annual Motherhood & Words Reading in 2007.

So often in our society, writing by a group of people is lumped together and dismissed. This has certainly been the case with motherhood literature. In 1976, Adrienne Rich began Of Woman Born with this: “We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood.” Almost four decades later, we have made progress, yet motherhood literature is still largely ignored, and motherhood memoir, christened “momoir,” is routinely dismissed.

But like all great writing, literature about motherhood is, as Patricia Hampl says about memoir, “an attempt to find not only a self but a world.” Motherhood literature is not about motherhood; it uses motherhood as a lens through which to see the world.

Join Kate in welcoming authors Kathryn Trueblood and Kao Kalia Yang for the 9th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading on Thursday, April 30 at the Loft.

Kate Hopper is the author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, winner of a 2014 MIPA’s Midwest Book Award, and she is co-author of Silent Running, a memoir of one family’s journey with autism and running (April, 2015). Kate holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, and a Sustainable Arts Grant. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals, including Brevity, The New York Times online, and Poets & Writers. She teaches in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program, online, and at the Loft Literary Center and Madeline Island School of the Arts. For more information about her work visit www.katehopper.com.

Kathryn Trueblood’s most recent book is The Baby Lottery, a Book Sense Pick in 2007. She was awarded the 2013 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, judged by Jane Smiley and sponsored by the Bellevue Literary Review. In 2011, she won the Red Hen Press Short Story Award for her story “Fuck You! Till Next Christmas,” and was selected for a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the oldest feminist funding agency in the U.S. Trueblood’s latest story, “Diary of a Slut,” was published in 2014 by SheBooks, a new digital publisher of women’s writing. Her stories and articles have been published in Poets & Writers, the Bellevue Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, Glimmer Train, The Seattle Review, Zyzzyva, and others. A professor of English at Western Washington University, she lives in Bellingham, Washington. Learn more about her work at http://kathryntrueblood.com.

Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the forthcoming book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kao Kalia lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. To learn more about her work visit http://kaokaliayang.com. (The_Loft_Library)
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May
1
Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
The Loft's Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference (May 1–3, 2015) features Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Andrew Karre, Connie Hsu, Molly Beth Griffin, and many other writers and editors. Spend the weekend learning from them and a lineup of award-winning writers and editors. Tracks on Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, and and Publishing & Career.

Regular price is $275.00, Loft members $247.50. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
May
2
Independent Bookstore Day!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, May 2 at 00am
Join fellow book lovers for our Independent Bookstore Day party celebrating what indie bookstores bring to the community! Red Balloon Bookshop and indie bookstores across the country will feature one-day-only exclusive merchandise and family activities all day long. Exclusive items include an original, signed Captain Underpants print; a “Guess How Much I Love You?”-themed onesie; a literary map of Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi River journey; a Margaret Atwood stencil and much more. Only limited quantities are available, and are only available on May 2!

In addition to the collector’s merchandise, Red Balloon will have refreshments every hour, a book launch party for Derek Anderson’s Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, joke-telling with David LaRochelle, and more! Join us May 2 to celebrate the ultimate champion of books and readers: the Independent Bookstore!

Stay tuned for Red Balloon's full schedule of fun!

For more information on this national event, visit www.indiebookstoreday.com.

Excluive merchandise will include limited quantaties of the following:

Literary Map of the Seas

Signed Captain Underpants Print

Signed Hyperbole & A Half Broadside (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, May 2 at 10:30am
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark! (added from HarperCollins)
May
4
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May
4
The (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, May 4 at 6:30pm
Do you find yourself reading books for teenagers even though those years have passed? Do you have a hard time remembering the last adult book you read? You are not alone! Join Red Balloon’s new (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club, a group for adults who love Young Adult literature. We’ll meet every 1st Monday and discuss one fantastic, fun YA book a month. All books will be chosen by group members. Book discounts and opportunities such as volunteering at events and reading Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are available. Embrace your love of YA and join us for laughs, eats, and solidarity!

May's book selection is Half a King by Joe Ambercrombie. Email Amy, events@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, May 4 TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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May
4
Johnny Dwyer
Common Good Books, Monday, May 4 at 7pm
Johnny Dwyer (American Warlord)

Johnny Dwyer is a reporter living in New York City. He has written for Esquire, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Time magazine, Foreign Policy, Vice, and The New York Times. American Warlord is his first book. (added from Random House)
May
8
Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater, PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO MAGICAL CREATURES - ticketed event
Red Balloon Bookshop, Friday, May 8 at 6:30pm
From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater (Spirit Animals Book 2: Hunted and The Raven Boys series) and Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red series) comes Pip Barlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures, an exciting new middle-grade series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations. Join Red Balloon as we welcome these beloved and bestselling authors!

DATE: Friday, May 8 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop

TICKET INFO

This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the signing line. Tickets may be obtained by purchasing Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures for $16.99 (+ tax) from Red Balloon Bookshop. Discounts do not apply. One ticket per person; those younger than 12 may be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased in-store or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. See store hours.

At the time of your purchase, you will be assigned a ticket within a signing group. This indicates your place in the signing line. Directly following the presentation on May 8, signing groups will be called up to wait in line. Tickets and books may be picked up beginning Tuesday, April 28 (the book’s release date) through the day of the event.

Signing Guidelines: In addition to Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures, each ticket holder may have an additional 3 books signed per author, for a total of 4 books signed by each author. These additional books may be brought from home or purchased from Red Balloon Bookshop. If time allows, ticket holders may have the chance to re-enter the signing line to have additional books signed.

Photography Guidelines: Video and flash photography are not permitted during this event. Photos without flash are allowed and encouraged; however, due to time restrictions, photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. A Red Balloon team member will be on hand to help take your photo while you meet the author.

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please call us at 651-224-8320 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped anywhere in the United States.

Have a question, concern, or special need? Read our Author Event FAQs! (added from IndieBound)
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May
8
Reading with Michael Dennis Browne, John Hildebrand, and Madelon Sprengnether
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, May 8 at 7pm
John Hildebrand, Madelon Sprengnather, and Michael Dennis Brown Launch New Works of Memoir and Poetry

Michael Dennis Browne's most recent collection of poems, The Voices, was recently published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Other recent publications include poetry collection Things I Can’t Tell You, (Carnegie Mellon, 2005) and What the Poem Wants, essays on poetry (Carnegie Mellon, 2008). Browne’s poems have been published in many magazines and anthologies, and his awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. Two of his collections have won the Minnesota Book Award for poetry. As a librettist, he has written many texts for music, working principally with composer Stephen Paulus, and recently also with Craig Hella Johnson, Abbie Betinis, and Tim Takach. He is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for thirty-nine years and was a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. His website is michaeldennisbrowne.com.

John Hildebrand is the author of four books: Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon, Mapping the Farm: The Chronicle of a Family, A Northern Front: New and Selected Essays, and most recently The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac. His articles and essays have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, and Outside. He is the recipient of a Minnesota Book Award, a Banta Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, a Bush Artist Fellowship, and a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Madelon Sprengnether is a poet, memoirist and literary critic. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Normal Heart and The Angel of Duluth, two memoirs, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, and Crying at the Movies, and a co-edited collection of travel essays by women, The House on Via Gombito, in addition to numerous works of literary criticism. She has just published two new books: Great River Road: Memoir and Memory (New Rivers Press) and Near Solstice: Prose Poems (Holy Cow! Press). (The_Loft_Library)
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May
10
Elizabeth Berg
Common Good Books, Sunday, May 10 at 4pm
Elizabeth Berg (Dream When You're Feeling Blue, Durable Goods, Home Safe, Joy school, Open House, Ordinary Life, Range of Motion, Talk Before Sleep, The Art of Mending, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, The Handmaid and the Carpenter, The Pull of the Moon, The Year of Pleasures, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, The Last Time I Saw You)

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Tapestry of Fortunes, The Last Time I Saw You, Home Safe, The Year of Pleasures, and Dream When You’re Feeling Blue, as well as two collections of short stories and two works of nonfiction. Open House was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, Durable Goods and Joy school were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for an Abby Award, and The Pull of the Moon was adapted into a play. Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. She is a popular speaker at venues around the country, and her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a reading series designed to serve author, audience, and community. She divides her time between Chicago and San Francisco. (added from Random House)… (more)
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