DIRECTIONS & ORDERING INFORMATION
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Phone: (612) 215-2650
Monday - Saturday: 8AM - 8PM
Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
Open Book is a cultural and artistic center dedicated to the book. It is the first such center in the nation to serve as a gathering place that celebrates the book community and offers programs to inspire participation in reading, writing, and book arts.
Open Book opened its doors in the spring of 2000 in three renovated 100-year-old buildings at the eastern edge of downtown Minneapolis. Outside, the neighborhood surges with redevelopment of the historic mills and warehouses that stretch along the Mississippi River. Inside, light suffuses open, tranquil spaces. Open Book’s strong aesthetic includes works by local visual artists and intriguing elements such as fragments of original wallpaper and a set of stairs embedded in a wall, now leading nowhere. It is imaginative space. Visitors are warmed by the colors of original brick and floorboards, by coffee and organic foods from the café, and over and over again by the pleasures of the book.