Notable Twin Cities: 7/15–7/21


Sunday 7/15: Poets Stefan Lovasik and Bruce Weigl will be reading from their work. Common Good Books, 2 p.m., free.

Hungry Mind bookstore closed in 2004 but still lives in the minds, hearts, and lives of its booksellers, book buyers, and writers far and wide. Over one hundred “Hungries” from all around the country are gathering to celebrate! Moon Palace Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/16: Come witness the Up All Night Thrillers Author Tour panel with Jenny Milchman, Randall Silvis, Sandra Block, and Carter Wilson. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Hear award-winning scientist Hope Jahren read from her multifaceted, critically-acclaimed memoir, Lab Girl. Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/17: Ottessa Moshfegh will be reading from her novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Authors Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson will be joined by Chris Stedman for a reading and discussion of A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/18: Aaron Leonard discussing his book, A Threat of the First Magnitude, about how the FBI got informants into the very top of the CPUSA, the Black Panthers, and the New Communist Movement and how those groups were impacted. Mayday Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tayari Jones will present her novel An American Marriage. A book signing will follow the event. Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/19: Lorin Robinson reads from his latest, The 13: Ashi-Niswi. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/21: Bring the kids for Storytime, featuring the book Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds. Activities to follow! Barnes & Noble Roseville, 11 a.m., free.

Stop by to meet hometown author Anne Greenwood Brown and get your signed copy of Cold Hard Truth. Valley Bookseller, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: It’s still months away, but it’s okay to start getting excited about Rain Taxi’s October book festival. They’ve just announced the sponsors—check them out, and mark your calendar!


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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 →