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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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Laura Purdie Salas, Tracy Nelson Maurer, Megan Maynor, and Lindsey McDivitt
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Laura Purdie Salas, Tracy Nelson Maurer, Megan Maynor, and Lindsey McDivitt

Springtime story time and sing-along!

Join authors Laura Purdie Salas (Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations), Tracy Nelson Maurer (John Deere, That's Who!),  Megan Maynor (The Sandcastle that Lola Built), and Lindsey McDivitt (Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story) for an interactive storytime, sing-along, and book signing. Join the authors at 10:30am on Saturday, March 16, to celebrate spring and look ahead to summer!

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Ben Weaver for "Ragged Ass Joy"
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Weaver for "Ragged Ass Joy"

Join Ben Weaver on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the letterpress release of his epic-manifesto poem “Ragged Ass Joy.”

Ben is most known for his musical tours by bike (which recently took him 3,000 miles down the continental divide from Banff Canada to the US Mexico border). He has also made a name for himself with his hand made letterpress poetry prints and books, of which “Ragged Ass Joy” is no exception. Helping Ben celebrate this release will be a handful of friends and inspirers sharing their own work: Strong Buffalo, Kemet Imhotep, Amoke Kubat, and Thet-Htar.

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Raymond Strom for "Northern Lights"
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Raymond Strom for "Northern Lights"

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Raymond Strom, author of “Northern Lights.” Book signing to follow!

A stunning debut novel set in the late 1990s as an androgynous youth arrives in small-town Minnesota, searching for the mother who abandoned him as a child.

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Maryse Meijer for "Rag"
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Maryse Meijer for "Rag"

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event with Maryse Meijer has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be rescheduling the event, however, so stay tuned for the new date!

Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 PM for an event with Maryse Meijer! Meijer will read from her new story collection, “Rag,” a disquieting collection that traces the destructive consequences of the desire for connection. Book signing to follow!

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Sarah Stacke for "Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum"
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Stacke for "Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum"

Due to the snow, this event has been rescheduled to Friday, 2/22

Join SubText Books in the store on Friday, February 22 at 7:00 PM for an event with Sarah Stacke, author of “Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum.” Stacke will be in conversation with Lillian Zumberge, and a book signing will follow!

“Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum” is a close-up look at the life and work of early 20th century American photographer Hugh Mangum. The book was made in collaboration with Mangum’s granddaughter, Martha Sumler, and features never-before-seen photographs and ephemera from their family archive.

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Read & Response: Open Mic
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Read & Response: Open Mic

Join SubText Books on Thursday, February 21st 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: Elizbaeth Tannen, Jada Brown, Jess Kuhn, and Sagirah Shahid.

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Sandy Allen for "A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise"
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sandy Allen for "A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise"

Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Sandy Allen, author of “A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise.” Book signing to follow!

Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before.

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Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann for "The Girls Are Gone"
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann for "The Girls Are Gone"

Please note new date! Due to weather this event as been rescheduled to 2/6.

Join SubText Books on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 PM for an event with Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann for “The Girls are Gone.” Book signing to follow.

“The Girls Are Gone” tells the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.

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