Saturday, October 15, 2022 • 10:00am to 5:00pm

Check out our list of great authors for all ages appearing at this year’s Festival!

Author Events and Activities

Readings and presentations for all ages, some ASL interpreted!

And check out our Schedule at a Glance to plan your day!

Minnesota Author Mashup

It’s back! The TCBF’s ever-popular Minnesota Author Mashup returns with these exciting authors celebrating a publication this year!

Exhibit Floor and Book Fair

Located in the spacious Progress Center of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, the TCBF Exhibit and Book Fair holds several exciting activities for readers on the prowl—find out about them all below!

Book Fair

The beating heart of the Festival, this year’s Book Fair features over 100 publishers, literary organizations, book dealers, authors, and more! Exhibitors offer special prices on merchandise and other perks, and many include author signings at their tables. See the list of our exhibitors, with more info to come!

Rain Taxi’s Used Book and Record Sale

Thousands of great used books and records at ridiculously low prices! Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Twin Cities Book Festival going strong. 

Book Festival Raffle—free to enter!

Enter the Book Festival Raffle to win fantastic prizes, including signed books, event tickets, gift certificates, t-shirts, and more! Drop off your raffle ticket at the Rain Taxi Review of Books table, where you’ll find free copies of our latest issue and special deals on chapbooks, tees, and other merchandise!

Photo Wall

Take a selfie at the TCBF photo wall to commemorate your attendance at the bookish reunion of the year!   

The Paul Von Drasek Members Lounge

Members of Rain Taxi are invited to stop by this private area for a fun moment of respite and engagement. This feature of the Festival is named after Paul Von Drasek, our beloved Board Chair who passed away on May 16, 2021. Paul not only championed our membership program, but threw his whole being into making Rain Taxi’s annual Twin Cities Book Festival a happy day for all—“the best day of the year,” as he joyfully called it in this video.  It’s for this reason that we dedicate our TCBF Members Lounge in his name. 

If you’re not yet a Member, become one today

Hours & Location

Saturday, October 15, 2022
10am to 5pm • Free!

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Progress Center and Fine Arts Building
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108