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open Aug. 1 for 28th Annual
Minnesota Book Awards
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Minnesota authors and more!
Opus & Olives returns for
its twelfth year on Oct. 11
at RiverCentre in St. Paul

Minnesota Crossword Tournament
puzzle packs now available;
standings and scores posted online

Featured Posts

Saint Paul Public Library’s Bookmobile Debuts New Artwork

The iconic Bookmobile will debut a new wrap in the Grand Old Day Parade on Sunday, June 7.

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Upcoming Events

FitzFirst@Four: “He Thinks He’s ... @ Common Good Books
FitzFirst@Four: “He Thinks He’s ... @ Common Good Books
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm
FitzFirst@Four: “He Thinks He’s Wonderful”  @ Common Good Books | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About the Event Dave Page, co-editor of The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and editor of The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald: a Secret Boyhood Diary, will lead the August edition of FitzFirst@Four. Page will provide context and history on Fitzgerald’s story, “He Thinks He’s Wonderful,” featuring one of Fitzgerald’s most endearing and enduring young heroes – teenager, Basil Duke Lee. Additionally, Page will share new insights on Violet Stockton, the young southern girl who spent a summer in Saint Paul and was one of Scott’s first “loves.” Stockton served as a model for many of the female Read the Rest...
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Mem... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Mem... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Members @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher Tuesday, August 4 at Amsterdam Bar & Hall Special Event: Author Visit! Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the Midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student Read the Rest...
More than a Library: The Bibliot... @ Atlas Grill
More than a Library: The Bibliot... @ Atlas Grill
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
More than a Library: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt @ Atlas Grill | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
The Minnesota Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina cordially invite you to cocktails and dinner in honor of Dr. Ismael Serageldin, Director General of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, with special guest, His Excellency Mohamed Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States The Biblioteca Alexandrina was the largest and most famous library of the Ancient World, comparable in its scope to the Seven Wonders. Founded by Alexander’s successor, Ptolemy I, in the Third Century BC, it housed scrolls, parchments and papyri from the entirety of the world of its time for the benefit of scholars, philosophers and men and women of Read the Rest...

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