Subtext Books

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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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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: Season by Nik Sharma | Subtext Bookstore | Sunday, May 12th at 6:00 PM

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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.

Next theme: Nigerian Literature (books by Nigerian authors and/or set in Nigeria/Lagos area) | May 28th at 7:00 PM at SubText


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: Nothing More to Lose by Najwan Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid | SubText Bookstore | May 12th at 3:00 PM


with Jeff Kamin

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May 7th at 6:00pm | Urban Growler | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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