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

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10am-6pm Sunday
 

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Lisa Marie Brimmer, Haley Lasché, and Chris Santiago
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Lisa Marie Brimmer, Haley Lasché, and Chris Santiago

Join SubText Books in the store on July 3rd at 6:00 PM for a reading with Lisa Marie Brimmer, Haley Lasché, and Chris Santiago! Presented by Paula Cisewski, The University of St. Thomas, and SubText Books. 

Lisa Marie Brimmer is a queer, black, transracial adoptee artist and writer.  Her most recent published work has been included in multiple local anthologies: Walk Towards It an anthology of urgent writing released on inauguration day, 2017, Whisked: Cooking up Community and Fierce Lament. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming Queer Voices of Minnesota Anthology (2019). Her critical and poetic work was recently presented at Split This Rock! (2018), and The Center for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas in Graz, Austria (2018). 

Haley Lasché is a yoga teacher and writing professor. Her poems have appeared such places as Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Hartskill Review and Dossier Journal. Her chapbook Where It Leads (2016) is available from Red Bird Chapbooks and her chapbook Blood and Survivor (2017) is available from Locofo Press. 

Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by A. Van Jordan. His poems, fiction, and criticism have appeared in FIELDCopper NickelPleiades, and the Asian American Literary Review.

 

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Matt Goldman for "Broken Ice"
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Goldman for "Broken Ice"

Join SubText Books on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Matt Goldman for his latest, "Broken Ice." 

In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, “I want more of Nils Shapiro.” Emmy Award-winning author Matt Goldman happily obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling adventure in Broken Ice. New fans will also be able to enjoy this page-turning and suspenseful trip from the longtime Minnesota resident and Emmy award-winning TV writer and producer. 

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Kimberly Bell for "Three Days Missing"
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Kimberly Bell for "Three Days Missing"

Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, July 12th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Kimberly Bell for her latest, "Three Days Missing." Book signing to follow!

When a child goes missing, two mothers' lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel from the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie

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Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson for "A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns"
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson for "A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns"

Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 PM for a reading and discussion of "A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns." Authors Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson will be joined by Chris Stedman for the conversation. Book signing to follow!

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns. 

"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

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Lorin Robinson for "The 13"
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lorin Robinson for "The 13"

Join SubText Books on Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Lorin Robinson for his latest, "The 13: Ashi-niswi." Book signing to follow!

"A gripping adventure in which 13 young Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) seek to regain the honor of their band. A delightful work of historical fiction."-Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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Edgar Cantero + Benjamin Percy
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Edgar Cantero + Benjamin Percy

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, June 13th for a reading and conversation with Edgar Cantero and Benjamin Percy! Cantero will read from his work "Meddling Kids," and Percy will read from his novel "The Dark Net." Conversation and book signing to follow!

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Bryan Bliss for "We'll Fly Away"
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bryan Bliss for "We'll Fly Away"

Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Bryan Bliss for "We'll Fly Away." Book signing to follow!

“A compelling and raw story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Bliss dares] his readers not only to see the depths of human complexity, but to care.”—Booklist (starred review)

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Read and Response: Open mic and salon
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Read and Response: Open mic and salon

Join SubText Books on Wednesday, June 6th 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: Anthony Ceballos, Roy G. Guzmán, Halee Kirkwood, Marcelle Richards, and Chavonn Williams Shen

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James Anderson O'Neal for "Riley and the Great War"
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

James Anderson O'Neal for "Riley and the Great War"

Join SubText Books on Thursday, May 24th at 7pm in the store for an event with James Anderson O'Neal! O'Neal will read and discuss his new book, "Riley and the Great War," which features Operation Blücher (May 27–June 4, 1918) and the Battle of Cantigny (May 28, 1918), among various other historical events such as the Punitive Expedition and the Spartacist Uprising. Book signing to follow!

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Cary J. Griffith for "Gunflint Burning"
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Cary J. Griffith for "Gunflint Burning"

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm for a reading with Cary J. Griffith!  Griffith will read and discuss his latest work,"Gunflint Burning," which is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events around the Ham Lake fire of 2007, one of the largest wildfires in Minnesota history. Book signing to follow!

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Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre preview event for "Matinee"
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre preview event for "Matinee"

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM for a preview event for Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre's upcoming production, "Matinee," a dance/theatre/film adaptation of American avant-garde novelist Robert Coover's New Yorker short story. 

*All attendees will receive a promo code to use for discounted tickets to SPDT's performances of "Matinee," May 11-13 2018 at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts*

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Independent Bookstore Day 2018
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at SubText Books on Saturday, April 28th! Our doors will be open all day (9am-9pm) so come on out, say hi, and grab a new book or two!

Highlights include:
11am: Storytime with Matt
12pm-2pm: Guest bookseller Nora McInerny will be in the store talking up her favorite books, and her "bonus babe" Sophie will be slinging books from the YA section
6:30pm: Music from Brian Barnes

Plus coffee and donuts in the morning and beverages in the evening. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Jen Sincero for "You Are a Badass at Making Money"
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Jen Sincero for "You Are a Badass at Making Money"

Join SubText Books on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM for a reading and conversation with Jen Sincero! Jen will discuss her latest book, You Are a Badass at Making Money. Book signing to follow!

**This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.**

You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

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Caitlin Bailey for "Solve for Desire," w/ Gretchen Marquette and Roy Guzmán
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Caitlin Bailey for "Solve for Desire," w/ Gretchen Marquette and Roy Guzmán

Join us in the store on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Caitlin Bailey for her recent poetry collection, "Solve for Desire" (Milkweed Editions, 2017). Bailey will be joined by Gretchen Marquette ("May Day," Graywolf Press 2016) and Roy Guzmán. Book signing to follow! 


FINALIST FOR THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD

"Solve for Desire" is a debut collection of poems that finds fertile ground in the unknown degree of intimacy, the mysterious and intense relationship, between siblings Georg and Grete Trakl.

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Elizabeth Foy Larsen for "111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss"
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Foy Larsen for "111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss"

Join SubText Books on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 PM for a reading and discussion with Elizabeth Foy Larsen! She'll discuss her latest book, "111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss." Whether you're a native or a transplant, you'll love this book!

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Allison Coffelt and Jeannine Ouellette
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Allison Coffelt and Jeannine Ouellette

Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, April 10th for a reading with Allison Coffelt and Jeannine Ouellette! Coffelt will read from her new book, "Maps Are Lines We Draw," and Ouellette will read from her in process manuscript. Book signing to follow the reading and conversation!

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Bruce Haas book signing: "Great Game! D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives"
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Bruce Haas book signing: "Great Game! D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives"

Join us in the store on Friday, April 6th between 10am and noon to meet author Bruce Haas! He'll be signing copies of his new book, Great Game! D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives. Stop by on your way to or from the Frozen Four at Xcel! 

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James P. Lenfestey for "A Marriage Book"
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

James P. Lenfestey for "A Marriage Book"

Join SubText Books on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 PM for a reading with James P. Lenfestey! James will be read and discuss his recent book, "A Marriage Book: 50 Years of Poems from a Marriage." Book signing to follow!

"A collection rooted in passion, desire, sensuality, and the 'shared heat' of love. . . . This is above all a book of transcendence, of celebration. . . . This is a truly superb book, an absolute joy to read." —Robert Hedin

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Read & Response: An Open Mic
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Read & Response: An Open Mic

Join us on Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 PM in the store for the next installment of Read & Response! The first half of the evening will be open for anyone to share their work, followed by readings from the featured artists: Trisha Collopy, Jasper Rubin Hardin, and Venus de Mars.

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Miriam Karmel for "Subtle Variations"
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Miriam Karmel for "Subtle Variations"

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm for a reading with Miriam Karmel! She will be reading and discussing her recent short story collection, "Subtle Variations." Book signing to follow!

"Gently told in prose that is elegantly matter-of-fact and lovingly descriptive and detailed, Subtle Variations and Other Stories is a beautiful and moving read." —Linda LeGarde Grover,  author of The Dance Boots

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Katie Heaney for "Would You Rather?"
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Katie Heaney for "Would You Rather?"

Join SubText Books on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Katie Heaney! Heaney will be reading from her new memoir, Would You Rather? In conversation with Chris Stedman. Book signing to follow!

A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.

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