Notable Twin Cities: 10/14–10/20


Sunday 10/14: An Afternoon of Folklore with Jack Zipes (The Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria and Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump). Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Join author Sharon H. Chang for a special event celebrating her new memoir Hapa Tales and Other Lies. The evening will include reading and discussion from the author plus music, story, and words by Mixed artists Meghan Kreidler, Nicola Koh, and Marcelle Richards. Moon Palace Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/15: It’s a local author launch party! Jacqueline West, author of The Books of Elsewhere series, is celebrating her new book, The Collectors. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/16: This installment of Readings by Writers will be an evening of Somali writers with Said Saleh Ahmed, Karima Muse, Ahmed Ismail Yusef, Nimo Farah, Mahamed Salad, and Khadija Sharif. The event will be hosted by Tim Nolan. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Join author Gretchen Anthony to celebrate the launch of her debut, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners. A book signing with refreshments and light appetizers will be followed by a reading and discussion in the Target Performance Hall. Open Book, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/17: James Anderson presents Lullaby Road. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Nate Logan’s first book, Inside the Golden Days of Missing You, is being released this October by Magic Helicopter Press. To celebrate, he and poet JJ Rowan (all the way from Oregon!) will be touring across the Midwest. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/18: This month’s installment of the Bridges Reading Series will feature readers Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Tony Placido, Kathryn Haddad, and Cary Waterman. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/19: Adrienne Novy will read from her latest collection, Crowd Surfing with God, and she’ll be joined by Graham Harrison, Jasper Hardin, and E.J. Schoenborn. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/20: Bring your tired, your worn, your broken books. Master book restorationist Sophia will show you the way! Using everyday tools and just a few archival materials, you can treat many book problems: broken book bindings, bent corners, pages falling out, red rot and more. Learn simple, archival methods of book repair to retain the value of your books… and discover when, in order to retain the value of your book, no repairs should be done at all. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Have you been to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts lately? Check out MCBA’s current exhibition, and then make your way over to Open Book to see it for yourself!


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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 →