24 Years of Celebrating
Books & Book People
Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival is the annual Minnesota gathering for readers, writers, publishers, and purveyors of all things literary. The TCBF features dozens of presenting authors, special children’s programs, and a wide variety of exhibitors featuring new and rare books, quirky literary curiosities, and more.
IT’S FREE! Rain Taxi is committed to having its TCBF be accessible to all, so we have never charged admission. We pay for the festival through grants, sponsors, and individual donations. Click here to help drive the TCBF →
On its stages, the TCBF showcases an eclectic blend of world-renowned authors and local and regional favorites.
The TCBF features family-friendly programming for toddler, middle grade, and teen readers, with author panels, storytelling, and interactive activities.
Exhibitors, including publishers, authors, booksellers, literary organizations, and more, are the beating heart of the TCBF’s book fair.
2024 will be the twenty-fourth consecutive year that Rain Taxi has presented the Twin Cities Book Festival. Come celebrate with us!
History of the Festival
Rain Taxi launched the Twin Cities Book Festival in 2001 as a way to support readers, writers, publishers, and booksellers, as well as to engage the Twin Cities literary community in an exchange of ideas.
While writing and reading are usually solitary activities, the TCBF is a way to celebrate writing in community and acknowledge the social value of writing as an art form. Part of Rain Taxi’s mission is to call attention to the abundance and diversity of contemporary literature, and the Festival surely does that, while bringing pride to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area as a reading capital of the US.