Rain Taxi Review of Books

Visit the Rain Taxi Review of Books table where you’ll find free copies of our latest issue and deep discounts on subscriptions, tees, beanies, and chapbooks! Plus this is where you enter the Book Festival Raffle to win fantastic prizes, including signed books, event tickets, gift certificates, t-shirts, and more!


Used Book and Record Bonanza

Hunt for literary treasures among the stacks at Rain Taxi's annual Used Book & Record Bonanza—all proceeds go to help support the Festival. Want to donate your used books or records to the Twin Cities Book Festival? Contact us at bookfest [at]


Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Books by authors presenting in the Fine Arts Building will be available for sale, and authors will sign their books after their events. 


Red Balloon Bookshop

Books by the authors presenting in the Children's Pavilion, Middle Grade/Teen Stages will be available for sale, and authors will sign their books after their events.




Exhibiting Organizations

Used & Rare Book Dealers

Ally Press
The Book House in Dinkytown
David Christensen Bookseller
Dreamhaven Books & Comics
Mark Gustafson Books
Midway Book Store  
Minnesota Territory
The Record Book
Varangian Trade and Plunder  

Exhibiting Authors

Angie Bailey
Texts from Mittens: The Friends and Family Edition
Randy Bassitt
When Death Comes to Those They Love
Stacy Bauer
Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff
Martha Birkett Bordwell
Missing Mothers: A Memoir
Kyrsten Braun
The 10 Commandments Can Be
Super Easy to Explore
Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann
The Girls Are Gone
Corey Bryers
Isle of the Sleeping Gods
Heidi Collotzi
The Traitor of Avonoa (Book 4)
Maren Cooper
A Better Next
Art Coulson
The Reluctant Storyteller
Oumar Dieng
Sali and the Five Kingdoms
Mindy Duvernet
Bones of Skull Island
Mark E. Fisher
Into The Druid's Lair
Tyler Flynn
Where the Wolf Lies
Timothy Foss
Life in El:
Autobiographical Culinary Fantasy
(graphic novel)
Kiersten Hall
K Hanson
Raven Rebellion
LK Hanson
2020 Calendar and letterpress prints
Nancy Hedin
Rob Jung
The Reaper
Jill Kalz
The Winter Bees: Fiction
A.C. Miller
Cyril Mukalel
Life in a Faceless World
Mark Munger
Kotimaa: Homeland
Colin Mustful
Resisting Removal:
The Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850
Janielle Nordell
How Can God Be a Rock?
A Children’s Guide to Idioms in the Bible
Theodore Packwood
MAAL: The First Skull: Shadows of the Mind
Laura Pennington Briggs
How to Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business
Katherine Quie
Raising Will: Surviving the
Brilliance and Blues of ADHD
Layla Reed 
The Picture
Delia Remington
Dark Conjurings: A Short Fiction Horror Anthology
Rachel Rust
8 Souls
Greg Schnagl
Not My First Classroom:
A Guide to Supporting Experienced Teachers
in New Roles
Ames Sheldon
Don't Put the Boats Away
Susie Shubert
The Badass Planner – 2020
Tracy Sides
Riker's Taxi Trouble
Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Henry Ford (and) Rachel Carson
Christopher Straub
Animal ABCs
Jonathan Sweet
Minnesota's 50 Greatest Baseball Players
Jakki Tauer
ABC, Can You Find Me?
Christianne Thillen
Where Is Smelly Ann Skunk?
Dennis & Karen Vinar
How did you find me . . . after all these years?
A Family Memoir. 2nd Edition
Jason Walz
Last Pick: Born to Run (Book 2 in Last Pick trilogy)
Kristen Williams
Loyall Wilson
The King of No: A Financial Firefighter
Yakao Yang
My Son

Signings, Specials, Discounts, & Giveaways

11:11 Press

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Signing with author Mike Corrao

Beaver's Pond Press

10:00am - 1:00pm: Elaine Koyama signing  Let Me In: A Japanese American Woman Crashes the Corporate Club 1976-1996

1:00pm - 3:00pm: LaToya Divine signing Faith to Strength: The Love She Wanted, the Strength She Received

3:00pm - 5:00pm: David Strand offering free signed copies of The Music of the Soul Lives On: A Henry Mackaman Experience

Between the Lines Publishing

All Day:  Authors N. Daniel and Colleen McMillan signing their recent books Corners Untouched by Madness: A Personal Journey Overcoming Mental Illness and Men of the Year

Coffee House Press

Books and merch available at $10 and $15 special prices; we're also giving away a Fall 2019 season subscription (sign up at our table)

Feminist Book Club

Visit our table for a chance to win a 3-month subscription to our book box

Free Spirit Publishing

We’ll be selling chapter books for $9, picture books for $6, and board books for $4. We will also be giving away free advanced copies of two new picture books while supplies last. Plus, enter our drawing for a chance to win a $50 Free Spirit gift certificate or one of two beautifully illustrated Free Spirit prints!

Holy Cow! Press

11:00am - 12:00pm: Kimberly Blaeser signs Copper Yearning (poems).

1:00 pm - 2:00pm: Warren Woessner signs Exit - Sky (poems)

Ice Cube Press

Author signings by K. L. Cook and Morgan Grace Willow. All sales are 10% Off for the day

Llewellyn Worldwide

11:30am - 2:30pm: Signing with Angela A. Wix, author of Llewellyn’s Little Book of Unicorns.

In addition, enter our drawing for a chance to win a gift basket.

Midway Used and Rare Books

11:00am - 12:00pm: Author/folklorist Jack Zipes will sign copies of The Giant Ohl, The Fairy Bellaria, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Tales of Wonder, and Smack-Bam

Minnesota Historical Society Press

30% discount on all books in our booth.

Minnesota Territory

Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz will be signing books at the Minnesota Territory table.

Cyril Mukalel

Enter a free drawing to win an audiobook of his book, Life in a Faceless World (Audible code).

Murasaki Press

10:00am - 4:00pm: Author Britta Jensen will sign Eloia Born.

National Eagle Center

All day: Preston Cook will be signing copies of American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem. Copies of the book may be purchased at the Magers & Quinn bookstore booth.

New Rivers Press

10:00-11:00am: Melanie Figg Trace

11:00am-12:00pm: Diane Jarvenpa The Way She Told Her Story

12:00-1:00pm: Gary Peter Oranges

1:00-2:00pm: Deb Marquart Small Buried Things and Al Davis Visiting Bob

2:00-3:00pm: Michelle Matthees Flucht

3:00-4:00pm: Julie Gard Home Studies

4:00-5:00pm: Tim Nolan The Field

North Dakota State University Press

10:30am - 3:30pm: Rebecca Bender will  signing copies of her book, Still.

Paris Morning Publications

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Signing by Klecko, author of Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker: Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE

Layla Reed

Stop by for a chance to win a basket of DVDs, snacks, and other goodies

Professional Editors Network

Enter a drawing for a free year of membership. Drawing will be at 4:45pm.

Rochester Corn Dragon Women

All day:  K. Bird Lincoln and J Lynn Else will be signing; we will also have drawings for ebooks, book swag boxes for sale, and a drawing for a Pokemon Dream Eater Munna stuffed toy.

Senigami Publishing

All day: free rubber rat with the purchase of our Halloween book The Candy Rat.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: The "costumed" Candy Rat will be available for photographs between 1pm and 2pm (attendees must use their own camera or phone).

Sic Semper Serpent

Our book The Adventures of Israel St. James will be available IN ADVANCE of its November release date, for a special discounted price! Both author Nathaniel Hicklin and illustrator Jason Belden will be on hand to sign this pulp-style collection of historical action stories. Limited edition posters of cover and interior artwork from the book and free bookmarks will also be available to complete the Israel St. James experience.

Tracy Sides

First 20 visitors to share giveaway code “Riker has taxi trouble” each receive a set of 5 notecards ($7 value). 

All day: receive a free notecard with every purchase of Moonbeam award-winning book, Riker’s Taxi Trouble ($1.75 value). 

Sigma's Bookshelf

Copies of all available titles will be available at a discount during the Festival. As well, several of our authors will be on hand to sign copies of their books:

All day: Justin M. Anderson, Nothing But Trouble

10:00m -12:00pm:  Vivian Olson, Ela’s Diary and Bella Skaja, Demons Unfolding and Demons Returning

12:00-2:30pm: Kayla Jarppi, Heaven’s Note and Irene Larn, Animal Power: The Amazon

Split Rock Review

Books will be up to 50% off ; also stop by for free literary swag!

Total Printing Systems

All day:  Jodie Toohey, will be signing her four novels that taking place in Camanche, Iowa; all books discounted and anyone who stops by can receive a free checklist (while supplies last).

Dennis & Karen Vinar

Drawing for a free copy of How did you find me ... after all these years? A Family Memoir, 2nd edition.

Water~Stone Review

10:00-11:00am: Geoff Herbach signs his YA novel Cracking the Bell

2:00-3:00pm: John Brandon signs his novel Arkansas (and others)

3:00-4:00pm: Peter Pearson signs his picture book How to Feed a Dump Truck 

Time TBD: Phyllis Root and Swati Asvathi will also be signing 

Writing Circles for Healing

All day: we will be giving away writing prompts and offering a moment of calm at Zen sand trays.

Hours & Location


Food trucks at the 2019 Twin Cities Book Festival include Good Food Concessions and KCM Eggroll!