Join us for our big finale!

Thanks to all of you who participated in Around the Literary Twin Cities in (Almost) 80 Days! The passports are in, and we’ve begun the task of sorting through them to find the one with the most stamps–we’re looking forwarded to awarding our grand prize to one diligent scavenger hunter! If you forgot to turn in your passport to Magers and Quinn or Micawber’s and you would still like to be in the running for prizes, please send it to: Coffee House Press, 79 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Passports must be received by January 15th to be eligible. The winners of the prizes will be announced by the end of this month.

Finally, we’re very happy to announce that we’ll be capping off the scavenger hunt with an exciting event on January 26th  at the beautiful Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.
In this special edition of Talk of the Stacks moderated by Minnesota Public Radio’s Marianne Combs, executive directors from the four organizations will discuss why so many nationally-recognized literary organizations have thrived here, tell tales of the literary life, and share their vision of what readers and writers can expect in the days ahead. Together the executive directors have over 102 years of experience in various literary arenas, so this should be a lively and enlightening conversation.

The program begins at 7pm, and doors open at 6:15pm. This is a free event–so grab your friends and neighbors and come on down!

Many thanks to the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank for sponsoring the event, and thank you to Marquette Hotel, Secrets of the City, and Magers and Quinn Booksellers for additional support.Visit the Library Foundation for more information.

And thank YOU for making this such a wonderful place for the literary arts!

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Scavenger Hunt Week 11: December 20 – December 26

This is it!  It’s the final week of the Scavenger Hunt, and our whirlwind tour of the Twin Cities Literary Scene is coming to a close!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  We look forward to many more years of exciting literary adventures in the Twin Cities!

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • Name at least two great Minnesota authors and their famous works from the following initials: TGG by FSF; MS by SL; GITE by OER; LM by LE; GAC by TO.

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

3038 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2614

 

Micawber’s

2238 Carter Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55108

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Scavenger Hunt Week 10: December 13 – December 19

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • In a beloved series of books, which author chronicled growing up in “Deep Valley” (Mankato, Minnesota) from the age of five to the time she was married in Minneapolis?

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Birchbark Books

2115 West 21st Street

Minneapolis, MN 55405

 

True Colors

4755 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Scavenger Hunt Week 9: December 6 – December 12

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • This Twin Cities novelist, poet, and professor is known for teaching a course on the “Poetry of Rap.” Nationally, his talents are more notably recognized for his work alongside Steven Spielberg for the movie Amistad.

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

 

Walker Art Center Shop

1750 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Scavenger Hunt Week 8: November 29 – December 5

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • Most of Alison McGhee’s Julia Gillian stories take place in which Twin Cities neighborhood?

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55415-1279

 

Wild Rumpus

2720 West 43rd Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410-1678

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Scavenger Hunt Week 7: November 22 – November 28

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • Name the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, with deep Minnesota ties, described by this rhyme: 
    Pianos, trains, and a guy named Joe, 
    All brought to a stage of lust and woe; 
    They seized on this life, and it took a toll, 
    But learning and laughter warmed the soul.
     

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

The Bookcase

607 Lake Street East

Wayzata, MN 553911-1776

 

Common Good Books

165 Western Avenue North, Suite 14

St. Paul, MN 55102

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Scavenger Hunt Week 6: November 15 – November 21

 

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: 

  • Which Minnesota poet ran for president five times and once said “if any of you are secret poets, the best way to break into print is to run for the presidency?”

Visit one or both of this week’s featured destinations, answer the question correctly, and win a prize!

Minnesota History Center Store

345 Kellogg Boulevard West

St. Paul, MN 55102-1903

 

Lake Country Booksellers

4766 Washington Square

White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3257

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