Books & Bars

Minnesota’s Largest Open Book Club


First Tuesdays

(with some exceptions)

5:00 Social Hour

6:15 Discussion


With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month. Kamin has taken the suburban book club tradition and put it in a public bar where opinions flow freely with a little “liquid courage.” Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club.

Winter (Oct-April):
The Happy Gnome
498 Selby Ave., Saint Paul

Summer (May-Sept):
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

6th & Wabasha, Saint Paul

Dark Matter

Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch

Wednesday, July 5

“Are you happy with your life?”
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

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by Peter Geye

Tuesday, August 1

–Winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story–
Meet Peter Geye on August 1 and get your book signed!

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Saga Volume 1Saga Volume 2

Saga, Volumes 1 & 2
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Tuesday, September 5

Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series that is heavily influenced by Star Wars

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