Exhibit Floor and Book Fair

Saturday, October 16, 2021 • 10:00am to 5:00pm

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 here for a complete list of exhibitors.


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!


The I Love You Institute

We love you! The I Love You Institute and Rain Taxi invite you to stop by our table, visit with artist Anne Labovitz, and make a free handmade bookmark celebrating the fact that you are loved.


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 moment of respite from the busy day. Pick up a complimentary cup of coffee and water bottle, and don’t be surprised if there are other perks for you to enjoy as well.

This new feature of the Festival is named after Paul Von Drasek, our beloved Board Chair who passed away on May 16, 2021. The picture you see here is of someone who 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 new Members Lounge in his name. 

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


Hours & Location

Saturday, October 16, 2021
10am to 5pm • Free!

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