On April 1, 2022, MCBA’s Shop and gallery hours will expand to Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10am–5pm, and Thursdays until 7pm.
Through March 31, the Shop and galleries at MCBA will be open to the public on Saturdays, 10am–5pm. The studios are only open to staff, teaching artists, paying studio users, and in-person workshop participants at this time.
Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two. Please review our Covid Safety Guidelines here.
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 US Bank Stadium and just across I-35W from the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.
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.
Metered street parking, pay lots, and public ramps are all available nearby (but please note that there is currently road construction on 10th and 11th Ave). Stadium 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.
Please use the front door on Washington Avenue to enter.
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/US Bank Stadium 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.
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 email@example.com.