Subtext Books

Satisfy Your Curiosity

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

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

Read Relax Work Wonder Sip Search Chat Choose



Books are meant to be shared.

Each month, Subtext Bookstore in downtown St. Paul offers a dynamic and diverse selection of book clubs to bring what you've read from the pages of your favorites (or least favorites) out into the world.

While reading is typically a solitary act, we are not islands unto ourselves. Come out and share what you've read/learned/discovered with other like minds in the grand city of St. Paul.

Who knows? You just might learn something, gain a new perspective, or make a lifelong friend.


with Ranelle Kirchner

Read. Cook. Eat. Discuss.

To sign up for Subtext's monthly cookbook club, email Ranelle Kirchner at

Up next: Feast: Food of the Islamic World | Subtext Bookstore | Note the new date & time: Tuesday July 31st 7pm.


with Matt Keliher

This relaxed gathering of individuals offers new perspectives on a chosen monthly theme. You can read from the list of suggestions, or choose a book on your own that fits the theme, and join us to discuss the twists and turns of plot lines while working out to some 16oz curls.

Next theme: Out of This World, or a book set in space or on another planet | Tuesday July 31st at 7pm
Hosted at Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.


with Timothy Otte

Poetry Book Club is an opportunity to join other readers in discussion of a book of poetry. Simply read the book and come to the discussion with an open, generous, and curious mind.

Up next: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes  | SubText Bookstore | Sunday, September 9th at 3:00 PM



with Jeff Kamin

Check & @booksandbars on Twitter for updates along the way.

July: Vision 1 & 2 by Tom King | Amsterdam Bar | August 7th, 6:15pm

Moon Palace Books | August 14th |  7:00pm


The resistance reads books.

Third Monday of each month at Subtext Bookstore.

Up next: White Fragility by Robin Diangelo | Subtext Bookstore
Note new date and time: Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm

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