Open Mind Storytime

Join us Sunday, March 26th at 12pm for a storytime celebrating books on the theme of gender identity!

Bring your kids and join us for a community reading and celebration of picture books on the theme of gender identity. We will come together in a spirit of support to enjoy refreshments and make thank you cards for Gavin Grimm.

This event is hosted by Laura Bradley Rede. Readers will include David J. Schwartz, Avery Eli, Jason Yarusso, Jay Owen Eisenberg, Kathy Lee, Patrick Gambill-Read, and Mike Huber.

Red: A Crayon's Story Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062252074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come yo

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship Cover Image
By Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681192109
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 31st, 2016

Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it's riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party, or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do.

My Princess Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442429888
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 21st, 2010

Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy.

Babel-17 -- Wild Read Book Club

Join us Sunday, March 26th at 2pm  for a discussion of Babel-17 by Samuel Delany.

All are welcome but please RSVP at our store, Facebook, by phone (612-454-0455) or by email ( and we'll set up a chair for you.

Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books and get 20% off. 

Babel-17/Empire Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375706691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002

Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction.

Readings by Alan Felsenthal and Dobby Gibson

Join us Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm for a reading with Alan Felsenthal and Dobby Gibson!

Alan Felsenthal runs a small press called The Song Cave. With Ben Estes, he edited A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton. His writing has appeared in BOMBThe Brooklyn RailCritical QuarterlyFence, jubilat, and Harper’s. Lowly is his first collection of poems.

Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf), and It Becomes You (Graywolf), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. A new collection, Little Glass Planet, is forthcoming from Graywolf. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Gibson recently served as visiting associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Lowly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937027872
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - May 2017

Poetry. LOWLY is part invocation, part invitation. The poems in this debut collection consider death, rebirth, and love, while exploring the symbols that make life bearable. Here, ancient mythology and philosophy are examined through contemporary situations, brought forth by a voice that oscillates between humorous and plaintive tones "I invent stories. Out of other stories.

It Becomes You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - January 8th, 2013

"Dobby Gibson's poetry . . . is equal parts tender, triumphant, exhilarating, disturbing, and thought provoking: it's fantastic." ("The Corresponder")

* Shortlisted for the "Believer "Poetry Award *

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