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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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Susan Steinberg for "Machine"
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Susan Steinberg for "Machine"

Join SubText Books on Friday, September 13th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Susan Steinberg for “Machine.” Steinberg will be in conversation with Steve Woodward. There will be a reception prior to the reading at 6:15pm, and a book signing will follow. Free and open to the public!

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Joan Mathison for "An Illustrated History of Saint Paul's River Gorge"
Aug
13
12:00 PM12:00

Joan Mathison for "An Illustrated History of Saint Paul's River Gorge"

Join Joan Mathison at the store on Tuesday, August 13th at Noon for a presentation on “An Illustrated History of Saint Paul’s River Gorge.”

Are you a native, and the river has always been here for you? Or can you relate to the early explorers excitement in discovering this place? Joan Mathison, local historian, writer, and tour guide will explore the past, present, and future as she highlights 20 scenic picnic sites on a map you can take home.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Read and Response: An Open Mic

Join SubText Books on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 PM in the store for the next installment of Read and Response! The first half of the evening will be open for anyone to share their work, followed by readings from the featured artists.

All are welcome to read their work, or sit back and listen to wonderful local talent (don't worry, you won't be forced to participate). There will be time after the reading for audience members to give feedback to the authors as well. For those interested in participating in the open mic section, there will be a signup sheet at the event.

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Dobby Gibson for "Little Glass Planet" in conversation with Jeff Shotts
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dobby Gibson for "Little Glass Planet" in conversation with Jeff Shotts

SubText Books is pleased to present an evening with Dobby Gibson on Thursday, May 23rd at Black Dog Café to celebrate the release of Gibson’s “Little Glass Planet.” Gibson will be in conversation with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor at Graywolf Press.

The event will take place at Black Dog Café (308 E Prince Street), and there will be a reception starting at 6:00 PM followed by the reading and conversation at 7:00 PM. Both are free and open to the public!

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Anthology reading: "Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse"
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Anthology reading: "Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse"

Join editors Annette Gagliardi and Laura Lanik and contributors on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 PM for a reading from “Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse.”

The featured readers  are:  Lora Lanik, Kathryn Knutson, Charolotte Rose, Kassia Renee Kopp, Linda Berglund, Amanda Bailey, and Annette Gagliardi.

Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse gives victims a place to share how the abuse felt, how abuse lingers, and what they have done to heal and move forward. These poems show that abusive experiences affect us all, and if we speak up, we can change our culture for the better.



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Independent Bookstore Day!
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 27th! We’ll be open from 9am-9pm to celebrate independent bookstores and books with you!

Here’s what we have planned throughout the day:

  • Coffee and donuts in the morning

  • 11am-1pm: Guest booksellers from Coffee House Press, including publisher Chris Fischbach

  • 1pm-3pm: Guest bookseller Danny Klecko

  • All day: The Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day Passport


Thank you for supporting SubText Books!

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Maryse Meijer for "Rag"
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Maryse Meijer for "Rag"

**New date!**

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 PM for an event with Maryse Meijer! Meijer will read from her new book, “Rag,” a disquieting story collection that traces the destructive consequences of the desire for connection. Book signing to follow!

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Mark Mallman for "The Happiness Playlist"
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Mallman for "The Happiness Playlist"

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM for a reading with Mark Mallman, author of “The Happiness Playlist.” Book signing to follow!

Minneapolis musician Mark Mallman woke up at 3 a.m. with a crushing panic attack that wouldn’t end. He responded by pouring songs into a happiness playlist and leaning on the wisdom of friends. This is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and learning to laugh through it all.

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