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Downtown St. Paul's Independent Bookstore at
6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul Minnesota 55102.

9am-9pm Monday through Saturday
10am-6pm Sunday
 

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Michael Murphy for "Songs of Crocus Hill"
Jun
27
5:00 pm17:00

Michael Murphy for "Songs of Crocus Hill"

  • The Commodore

Join SubText Books and Michael Murphy at The Commodore on Tuesday, June 27th at 5:00pm for an evening of poetry and conversation. Michael Murphy will be reading and discussing his poetry collection, "Songs of Crocus Hill," and a book signing will follow. 

Adina Burke and Bernard Ferguson poetry reading
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Adina Burke and Bernard Ferguson poetry reading

  • SubText Books

Local poets Adina Burke and Bernard Ferguson will spend the evening performing and discussing their poetry on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM. Adina will recite poems from her autobiographical book "Bird's Eye," and Bernard will perform his dazzling pieces of spoken word.

Dawn Reno Langley for "The Mourning Parade"
Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

Dawn Reno Langley for "The Mourning Parade"

  • SubText Books

Join us in the store on Sunday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM and spend the afternoon with Dawn Reno Langley! She will be reading and discussing her new novel, "The Mourning Parade." Book signing to follow. 

Gabrielle Bell for "Everything is Flammable"
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Gabrielle Bell for "Everything is Flammable"

  • SubText Books

Join us in the store on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 PM to hear Gabrielle Bell read and discuss her amazing graphic memoir, "Everything is Flammable." Bell will be in conversation with graphic artist Kevin Huizenga. Book signing to follow!


Carolyn Porter for "Marcel's Letters"
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Carolyn Porter for "Marcel's Letters"

  • SubText Books

Carolyn Porter will be reading and discussing her fantastic new book, "Marcel's Letters," on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM at SubText Books. This event is held in conjunction with the monthly gathering of Type Tuesday, a local group of type designers, type historians, and lovers of all things related to typography. Book signing to follow, free and open to the public!

DC Edwards for "Bright City"
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

DC Edwards for "Bright City"

  • SubText Books

Join us in the store on Wednesday, June 21st to hear DC Edwards read and discuss "Bright City." DC will be joined by fellow authors Maya Beck and Irna Landrum. Book signing to follow the conversation. 

Freestyle Book Club: TBD
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Freestyle Book Club: TBD

  • Tin Whiskers Brewing Company

The Freestyle Book Club is led by our Bibliotherapist, Matt Keliher at SubText. This is a gathering of individuals who share their perspectives on the chosen book club theme. The Freestyle Book Club is a relaxed gathering. You can read from the list of suggestions, or choose a book on your own that fits the theme, and join us on the night of the event to share your perspective. There's nothing better than discussing the twists and turns of plot lines while working out to some 16oz curls!

June's Theme: To be determined

Political Action Book Club-- EVICTED
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Political Action Book Club-- EVICTED

  • Subtext Bookstore

Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is one of the most important books this decade, and one of the best books I (Matt!) have ever read. It shares the stories of eight families as they struggle to find secure housing in Milwaukee. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of the twenty-first century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. This is required reading.

Greg Scott for "Bullseye Breach"
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

Greg Scott for "Bullseye Breach"

  • SubText Books

Join us in the store on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 PM to hear Greg Scott read and discuss his new work, "Bullseye Breach." Book signing to follow. 

Books & Bars (Minneapolis): "Sweetbitter"
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Books & Bars (Minneapolis): "Sweetbitter"

  • Indeed Brewing

Pick for June: "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler

Books & Bars is an open public book club show. We provide a unique atmosphere (with liquid courage) for a lively discussion of interesting authors with fun people and good food. You’re invited to our free events with moderator Jeff Kamin & other spirited characters each month. All welcome!

"Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers"
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

"Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers"

  • SubText Books

Join us in the store on Friday, June 9th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the paperback release of "Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers." This reading will feature contributing writers Carrie Pomeroy, Faith Sullivan, Taiyon Coleman, Morgan Grayce Willow, and guest reader Carolyn Holbrook and editor Kathryn Kysar. Book signing to follow! 

Omar El Akkad for "American War"
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Omar El Akkad for "American War"

  • Hotel 340

Join SubText Books on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 PM at the St. Paul Athletic Club to hear Omar El Akkad read and discuss his fantastic new novel, "American War." El Akkad will be in conversation with Subtext's Matt Keliher, and a book signing will follow. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this event!

Books & Bars (St. Paul): "Sweetbitter"
Jun
6
6:15 pm18:15

Books & Bars (St. Paul): "Sweetbitter"

  • Amsterdam Bar and Hall

Pick for June: "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler

Books & Bars is an open public book club show. We provide a unique atmosphere (with liquid courage) for a lively discussion of interesting authors with fun people and good food. You’re invited to our free events with moderator Jeff Kamin & other spirited characters each month. All welcome!

Courtney Maum for "Touch"
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Courtney Maum for "Touch"

  • SubText Books

Join us on Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM in the store to hear Courtney Maum read and discuss her brilliant new novel, "Touch." It's a timely, satirical, and moving story, and this is an event you won't want to miss! Book signing to follow. 

Louis A. Del Monte for "Nanoweapons"
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Louis A. Del Monte for "Nanoweapons"

  • SubText Books

Join us on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM in the store to hear Louis A. Del Monte read and discuss his new work, "Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity." Book signing to follow. 

Freestyle Book Club-- Short Stories
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Freestyle Book Club-- Short Stories

  • Tin Whiskers Brewing Company

The Freestyle Book Club is led by our Bibliotherapist, Matt Keliher at SubText. This is a gathering of individuals who share their perspectives on the chosen book club theme. The Freestyle Book Club is a relaxed gathering. You can read from the list of suggestions, or choose a book on your own that fits the theme, and join us on the night of the event to share your perspective. There's nothing better than discussing the twists and turns of plot lines while working out to some 16oz curls!

May's Theme: Short Stories

Kristi Belcamino + Lori Rader-Day
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Kristi Belcamino + Lori Rader-Day

  • SubText Books

Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 PM in the store to celebrate the release of Kristi Belcamino's new novel, "City of Angels," and Lori Rader-Day's new novel "The Day I Died." Book signing to follow reading and conversation. 

May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Nora McInerny + Jessica Lourey at Amsterdam Bar and Hall

  • Amsterdam Bar and Hall

**Unfortunately, Nora will be unable to make tonight's event. HOWEVER, Jess Lourey will still be reading, and she'll be joined by the wonderful Kristi.Belcamino! We apologize for any inconvenience. It's still going to be a wonderful event, so we hope to see you there!**

SubText Books is proud to host Nora McInerny Purmort and Jessica Lourey for a joint event at Amsterdam Bar and Hall! Join us on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM (doors at 6:30 PM) for an evening full of laughter, inspiration, and books (and maybe tears too). Nora will read and discuss her memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), and Jessica Lourey will read and discuss her new book, "Rewrite Your Life." Book signing to follow the conversation!

***This is a free event, but please RSVP here!***

J. Robert Lennon for "Broken River"
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

J. Robert Lennon for "Broken River"

  • Saint Paul Athletic Club

Join us on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 PM at the St. Paul Athletic Club to hear J. Robert Lennon read and discuss his new novel, "Broken River" (out from Graywolf Press on May 16th). In conversation with Benjamin Percy (author of Thrill Me and the forthcoming The Dark Net, among others). Book signing to follow. Refreshments available via cash bar. 

Paperback launch for "Hockey Strong" by Todd Smith, with Jim Walsh!
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Paperback launch for "Hockey Strong" by Todd Smith, with Jim Walsh!

  • The Dubliner Cafe

Join us on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at The Dubliner Cafe in St. Paul to celebrate the paperback release of "Hockey Strong" by Todd Smith! Local author, journalist, and musician Jim Walsh will also read and discuss his books "Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes" and "Gold Experience." Raise a glass to hockey, music, and books with us!

Mayte Garcia for "The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince"
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Mayte Garcia for "The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince"

  • University Club of St. Paul

SubText Books is proud to host Mayte Garcia for a reading and signing for her new book, "The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince." Join us on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30) at The University Club of St. Paul to hear the wonderful and talented Ms. Garcia speak about her life, and then get your book personally signed. Introduction by local legend Jim Walsh, author of "Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s." Please note, this is a ticketed event. Each ticket is $30 and includes a copy of "The Most Beautiful." Additional copies will be available for purchase. 

***To purchase tickets, click here***

Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:00 PM

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