special coronavirus update

TCBF is Going Virtual

"A bibliophile's dream come true."  —Star tribune


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The 20th Annual
Twin Cities Book Festival

October 15 – 17, 2020

It’s no secret that all of us in the book universe are affected by the coronavirus on some level. Booksellers, authors, publishers, and literary orgs are striving to survive, revive, and possibly thrive at serving their audiences with authenticity in this ever evolving and adaptable literary landscape. 
Because our annual Twin Cities Book Festival is presented in October, we at Rain Taxi have been holding out for the possibility of a scaled back, real-world experience. However, it’s now apparent we’ll be navigating the Covid-19 terrain indefinitely, so we are leaping into the virtual with an exciting web-based exhibit hall, a variety of online author events, and unique web content commemorating this special 20th year of the TCBF.


20 Years of Celebrating Books & Book People

Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival is the annual gathering for readers, writers, publishers, and purveyors of all things literary. The TCBF features dozens of presenting authors, children’s programs, and exhibitors featuring new and rare books, quirky literary curiosities, and more.

Festival Events

Plan your day at the Festival and see what's happening all day: author activities, readings, talks, signings. Fun for all ages!

Exhibit at the Festival

We welcome exhibitors at TCBF, including publishers, authors, magazines, arts organizations, libraries, and many more! Stay tuned—applications for exhibitors will appear soon.

Sponsor The Festival

The Twin Cities Book Festival is the state’s largest free gathering of readers in one location, and one of the region’s premier annual arts events.

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