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Magers & Quinn Booksellers

3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

previous events

  • Greg Barnhisel reads from Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

    American cultural diplomats of the 1940s and 1950s sought to show European intellectuals that the United States had more to offer than military power and commercial exploitation. Through magazines, traveling art exhibits, touring musical shows, radio programs, book translations, and conferences, they…

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  • Maggie Messitt reads from The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa

    Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits the the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte, caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic present. The Rainy Season introduces readers to and opens a window …

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  • Maggie Messitt | The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa

    Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits the the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte, caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic present. The Rainy Season introduces readers to and opens a window …

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  • Matthew Thomas reads from We Are Not Ourselves

    Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents…

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  • Scott Barnett presents Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant

    This is the story about how maverick restaurant CEO, Scott Barnett, gambled his reputation on an idea of creating a restaurant chain, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, out of a single movie. Written in a cinematic style, Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant is about the creation, growth, …

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  • Tom Weber presents 100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die

    It's hard enough to learn and master one city, but twin cities? Behold, the essential guide awaits you to achieve the most rewarding bucket list entries for the good people of the Twin Cities. Whether it's strolling the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, sipping a drink on the Frost's patio in St. …

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  • Chris Cander | Whisper Hollow

    One morning in Verra, a town nestled into the hillsides of West Virginia, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin, when her sister is killed. Unable to accept her own guilt, Myrthen excludes herself from all forms of friendship and affection and begins a twisted, haunted life…

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  • Ellen Meeropol presents On Hurricane Island

    As a major hurricane threatens the northeast, math professor Gandalf Cohen is abducted by federal agents and flown to a secret interrogation center off the coast of Maine. Austin Coombs, a young local resident, is a newly hired civilian guard assigned to the detention center. Henry Ames, a man of …

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  • Algonquin Roundtable featuring Algonquin authors Tim Johnston, Jill McCorkle, Bill Roorbach, and more

    Join us for a special Algonquin Roundtable featuring the following Algonquin authors: Tim Johnston, author of debut novel Descent; Jill McCorkle, Life After Life; Bill Roorbach, Life Among Giants and The Remedy for Love; Brock Clarke, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England and The …

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  • Launch of Elm Leaves Journal's Wild and Harvest editions

    SUNY-Buffalo State's literary journal, ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal) celebrates the launch of its Wild and Harvest editions, with readings by: Kim Chinquee, Paul Lisicky, Gregory Lawless, Robert Lopez, Ted Pelton, Trevor Dodge, Kathy Fish, and Peter Ramos. Elm Leaves Journal is Buffalo State's historic…

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  • BOMB Magazine and Two Dollar Radio present arah Gerard, Ian Dreiblatt, Nicholas Rombes, and Rae Armantrout

    Join BOMB Magazine and Two Dollar Radio for a reading with Sarah Gerard, Ian Dreiblatt, Nicholas Rombes, and Rae Armantrout.

  • Amy Scheibe | A Fireproof Home for the Bride

    Emmaline Nelson and her sister Birdie grow up in the hard, cold, rural Lutheran world of strict parents, strict milking times, and strict morals. Marriage is preordained and though it’s 1958, southern Minnesota did not see changing roles for women on the horizon. Caught in a time bubble between …

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