Kitchens of the Great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradahl

Nov 1 at The Happy Gnome, 6:15

Nov 15 at Indeed 7pm (note date change)


Fates & Furies

by Lauren Groff

Dec 6 – The Happy Gnome

Dec 13 – Indeed

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    Books & Bars is an open public book club show. We provide a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion of interesting authors, fun people, good food and social lubrication with liquid courage. You’re invited to our events with moderator Jeff Kamin and other spirited characters each month:

    1st Tuesdays in St. Paul 

    The Happy Gnome (Oct-Apr)   &  Amsterdam Hall (May-Sept)

    2nd Tuesdays in Minneapolis: Indeed Tap Room

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    “For those who take their books straight up – not off Oprah’s list – Books & Bars is the cure. Bookended by social hours, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet hip literary types – and the liquid courage doesn’t hurt.”– MPLS. ST. PAUL magazine


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    • It’s always an entertaining and enlightening time even if you don’t like the book…you’ll like our events.
    • Thanks for reading and sharing your unique perspectives –  Jeff Kamin


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