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Hours

Our galleries, studios, and The Shop at MCBA are open to the public seven days a week. Gallery admission is always free.

Mondays – Saturdays:
10am to 5pm

Tuesdays open late:
10am to 9pm

Sundays:
12 to 4pm

Location

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located on the first floor of the Open Book building:
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55415

The Open Book building is located in downtown Minneapolis on Washington Ave. S. between 10th and 11th Avenues, near the Metrodome and just across I-35W from the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.

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Parking Information

Limited free parking is available in the Open Book lot adjacent to the building. Please do not park in spaces reserved for building tenants or staff.

Events in the building may limit availability of spaces in the Open Book lot. Metered street parking, pay lots and public ramps are all available nearby. Metrodome events can affect parking availability in our neighborhood. Parking meters are typically active until 10pm; read the signs carefully.

Reserved handicapped parking spaces are located near both the front and rear entrances to the building.

Transit Options

Bus: MCBA is located on Metro Transit bus routes 7 and 22. The nearest stop is at Washington Ave. S. and 11th St., just down the block from Open Book’s front doors.

Rail: We are located five blocks east of the Downtown East/Metrodome light rail station.

Bicycle: Bike racks are available at the front of the building along Washington Ave., as well as at the rear entrance of the building.

Group Tours

Visitors are always welcome in MCBA’s gallery and studios. For college classes and private groups, MCBA offers group tours in which your class or organization can learn about the history of MCBA, the programs offered here, and a bit about the book arts field in general. While touring our studios, participants will learn about the traditional book-related practices such as papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding. We also offer custom workshops for groups and organizations. Workshop topics are hands-on; options include letterpress printing, binding a book, and much more.

Fees for group tours and custom workshops vary by the size of the group and content of the workshop activity. For more information or to schedule your group tour, contact Anna Boyer, Artist and Adult Programs Coordinator, at aboyer@mnbookarts.org.

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Photo courtesy Meet Minneapolis

Hotel accommodations

MCBA’s downtown location makes it a convenient destination to many hotels. We do not endorse, recommend or guarantee any hotel’s availability or quality; the list of nearby hotels below is provided solely for the convenience of out-of-town visitors. For a complete listing of hotels, inns and B&Bs located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, please call the Minnesota Office of Tourism at 1 800 657 3700. They can also provide a state map. If you need additional information regarding visiting from out-of-town, please call MCBA at 612 215 2520.

Aloft Minneapolis (1 block from the Open Book building)
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A special Open Book rate has been negotiated with Aloft (by W Hotels). For online bookings, enter 377963 into the “SET/Corporate Account #” field. You can also make reservations over the phone via 1 877 GO ALOFT, and ask the reservation agent for the “Open Book” contract rate.

Courtyard by Marriott (near U of M West Bank, 3 blocks from the Open Book building)
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Milwaukee Depot Renaissance Hotel and Residence Inn (8 blocks from the Open Book building)
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