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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.

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

6th & Wabasha, Saint Paul


The Other EinsteinThe Other Einstein
by Marie Benedict (Author attending)

Tuesday, October 3

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

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by Mary Shelley

Tuesday, November 7

At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein.

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