Notable Twin Cities: 7/16-7/22


Sunday 7/16: Marilyn Jess will be signing copies of her book The Divine Comedy 2.0: Revisiting the AfterlifeBarnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 7/17: Ashley Shelby presents her novel South Pole Station, in conversation with Don Shelby. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/19: Between the Covers Happy Hour! Nickolas Butler and Peter Geye will be reading from their work. This event requires a $10 reservation fee, and a cash bar will be available. Dock Cafe, 4:30 p.m., $10.

Chris Colfer will be reading from his new book, The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide and signing copies. There will also be a Q&A, Land of Stories trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. Tickets may be obtained by purchasing The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide ($19.99 + tax) from Red Balloon Bookshop. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.Please visit or call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 to purchase your book and ticket. Tickets for this event may not be reserved online. SteppingStone Theatre, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/20: The band Garbage (Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig) will be signing copies of their book This Is the Noise That Keeps Me AwakeMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 6 p.m., free.

Lorin Robinson will be reading and discussing his book Tales from the Warming. Book signing to follow. Subtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/21: Red Balloon will be welcoming authors David Oppegaard, Sara Biren, Andrew DeYoung, and Sonia Halbach for a YA round table discussion, Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Join Mike Finley and artist Ray Langenbach their spoken word piece “The Boston Cataclysm: A Duet Memoir.” Black Forest Inn, 8 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/22: MCBA Biennial Gala to celebrate the 2017 Book Art Biennial. This year’s theme, Shout Out: Community Intervention, Independent Publishing, and Alternative Distribution, explores the dynamic relationship between book art and community engagement. Open Book, 7 p.m., $35.


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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →