19 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 one-day TCBF features dozens of presenting authors, special children’s programs, and nearly 150 exhibitors featuring new and rare books, quirky literary curiosities, and more.
2019 will be the 19th consecutive year that Rain Taxi has presented the Twin Cities Book Festival. It's almost 20 years old!
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.