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Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Ave S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1263
+1 612-338-3634
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Amazing Place

We went into the building for coffee and found so much more!the place is amazing. What they've done... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Tiffani N
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Parking?....maddening indeed

So, I drove 2 hours to get to Book Arts only to find that every, single, parking space in the lot... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Mankato, Minnesota
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MCBA is committed to book art, artists and appreciators. Our mission is achieved through quality programs that support a broad continuum of creators, learners and admirers. We lead the field by promoting innovation, sustaining traditions, educating new enthusiasts, inspiring creative expression and honouring artistic excellence. From the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to new methods of art-making and communication, MCBA supports the limitless creative development of book arts.
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“gift shop” (3 reviews)
“classes” (3 reviews)
“workshop” (5 reviews)
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1011 Washington Ave S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1263
+1 612-338-3634
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went into the building for coffee and found so much more!the place is amazing. What they've done architecturally and how they structure the space for making books, holding workshops, writers cubes, etc. Definitely a model for the rest of the country

Thank Tiffani N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

So, I drove 2 hours to get to Book Arts only to find that every, single, parking space in the lot is taken. I wait over an hour and not one opens. It's madness. My guess is the locals are parking there versus on the...More

Thank savedade
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My 12-year-old loves books and art. I'd been wondering for a while whether this place would have fun things for her to see and learn. There aren't any classes for her age range listed on the website - they are mostly for adults, with a...More

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was here about a year ago to see 10,000 Things Theater perform Dear World. It was fabulous. Dedicated to the book arts (I've been here for workshops and field trips as well), it's an amazing place.

Thank StevenLaVigne
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My partner had work. I had questions. I've long been fascinated by ways that communities prioritize uses for spaces to make art, to gather, to work together. MCBA was bright, welcoming, gorgeous. Eric Gjerde's _Specimen_ and Aki Shibata's _Dear You_ gave me lots to think...More

Thank 012345km
Reviewed 17 October 2015

What a treat! Take the kids and find out how books used to be made and how beautiful books are still produced. There is workshop and exhibition space, a nice book store, coffee shop and a performance area in a beautiful old building. MCBA offers...More

1  Thank langhorn160
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

If you are an artist, don't miss this place. Great book arts gallery and gift shop. Very nice cafe, too. The building itself is simply fabulous! Creative redo of an old brick factory.

1  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This non- profit is one of three businesses in a beautiful restored building near the Guthrie Theater. It is easy to get to by bus transit or there is an adjacent parking lot. Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a place for patrons of art...More

1  Thank Booklass
Reviewed 4 February 2013

While focused on book arts and well-known to traditional to avant garde book arts practitioners and collectors, MCBA is an excellent attraction for visitors of all ages. One of only three book arts centers in the country, its gallery and window exhibits show a range...More

2  Thank Musicmaster
Reviewed 31 January 2013

On a blustery day in January, I had the best time with friends when we met up at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The expert in bookmaking shared an abundance of diverse papers and demonstrated the quality and capabilities of each to fold into...More

1  Thank Dawn L
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