Resources

The Marketing Opportunities section is being developed to provide a variety of resources. Please visit it again in the coming months. The Publishers’ Resources section is a list of other professional organizations. The Affiliates section is a list of affiliates that, along with MIPA, are part of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

Twin Cities Bookstores

Addendum Books
478 S Cleveland Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 330-3096
Website

Addendum is a young adult and children’s bookstore in St. Paul specializing in young adult literature.

Birchbark Books & Native Arts
2115 West 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 374-4023
Website

Birchbark Books carries a wide selection of books but specializes in Native American books and arts.

Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-871-7110
Website

Boneshaker Books is a community supported, collectively organized, and volunteer run bookstore. They provide a welcoming space that promotes social justice and movements through books, education, and activism and offer progressive and radical literature and a place to spark conversation, inform, and inspire.

Common Good Books
38 S Snelling Ave.
St Paul MN 55105
651/225-8989
Website

Common Good Books is a full-service independent bookstore in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul.

Daybreak Press Global Bookshop
720 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612.584.3359
Website

Daybreak Press Global Bookshop and Gathering Space creates a platform for education, activism, and positive community experiences in Minnesota. With its focus on faith, social justice, and women’s empowerment, they provide books from around the world as well as space for community gatherings, events, and regular programming.

DreamHaven Books
2301 E 38th St. Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 823-6161
Website

DreamHaven specializes in new and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and media books, comics, and graphic novels.

Eat My Words
1228 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
(651) 243-1756
Website

Though it’s mainly offers used books, Eat My Words has a selection of new works from local authors and offers wi-fi, comfortable chairs, and a literary atmosphere for browsing, book signings, or sitting with a cup of tea.

Excelsior Bay Books
36 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
(952) 401-0932
Website

Offering new books for all ages, Excelsior Bay Books presents a comfortable, casual atmosphere to browse and buy.

Lake Country Booksellers
4766 Washington Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 426-0918
Website

Lake Country Booksellers is an independent seller of new, used, out-of-print and hard to find books, music, and movies.

Longitude Books
Website

An online bookstore, Longitude provides expert travel book and map recommendations for destinations worldwide. They have the classics, new and hard-to-find books, and maps to help you get the most out of your travel adventures.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-4611
Website

Selling new and used books in the Uptown section of Minneapolis, Magers and Quinn houses all subjects and features many unusual and hard-to-find editions, as well as thousands of current releases.

Micawber’s Books
2230 Carter Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-646-5506
Website

Micawber’s Books has been a fixture in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood since 1972. Micawber’s stocks fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books.

Moon Palace
3260 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 454-0455
Website

Moon Palace recently moved to their above location, which offers more space for their wide selection of books and many events.

Once Upon a Crime
604 W 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 870-3785
Website

From thrillers to cozies, nationally known Once Upon a Crime carries all kinds of mystery genres, and also hosts many author events.

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-8320
Website

Red Balloon Bookshop has been connecting children, teens, and adults in the Twin Cities area with great books and great authors since 1984.

Scout & Morgan Books
114 Buchanan St N, Cambridge, MN 55008
(763) 689-2474
Website

Scout & Morgan Books stocks over 25,000 used and out-of-print books along with new Minnesota and regional books, bestsellers, and quality childrens’ books.

SubText Bookstore
6 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 493-2791
Website

SubText, in downtown St. Paul, a full-service bookstore, hosts many author events each week.

Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore
2864 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 824-6347
Website

Housed in the same building, Uncle Hugo’s, founded in 1974,
 is the oldest independent science fiction bookstore in America. Uncle Edgar’s, which opened in 1980, provides the biggest assortment of mystery books in the Twin Cities.

Valley Bookseller
217 Main St N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-3385
Website

Valley Bookseller is a full-service bookstore that offers many author events, including their wildly popular monthly Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour.

Wild Rumpus
2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 920-5005

Wild Rumpus is a children’s bookstore that is as known for the many live animals that live there as it is for its wide range of books and many childrens’ author visits.

Greater Minnesota Bookstores and Midwest Bookstores

Traveling? Check out the bookstores in Greater Minnesota and the Midwest. For a list of bookstores, click here.

Books for Writers

In no particular order is a list of some of the hundreds, maybe thousands, of books that are available to help writers:

  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr., and E. B. White
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
  • If you Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes
  • The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Our of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman

Books are also available to help with all the various aspects of writing and publishing, from the basics of punctuation and grammar to finding an agent or publisher, becoming your own publisher, and marketing your books. Check your local library, favorite bookstore, or online.

Magazines about Writing

The following is a short list of magazines about writing:

  • Poets and Writers
  • Writers Market
  • Writer
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • The Paris Review

If you’re a genre writer, check out the many magazines that specialize in genre books and authors such as Mystery Scene, Romance Magazine, and the many science fiction and fantasy magazines.

Independent Book Publishers Association


AUTHOR-U
PO Box 460880
Aurora, CO 80046
Phone: 303-885-2207
Website
Judith Briles, President
Phone: 303/885-2207
Email


BAY AREA INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
369-B Third Street Suite 422
San Rafael, CA 94901
Website
Email
Becky Parker Geist, President
Phone: 415-559-9273
Email
David Kudler, Vice President
Phone: 415-601-3402
Email


BOOK PUBLISHERS NORTHWEST
2212 Queen Anne Ave North #275
Seattle, WA 98109
Website
Rosemary Jones, Chief Officer
Email


BOOKWORKS LLC
5 Beekman Place
New York, NY 10022
Website
Email
Betty Kelly Sargent, CEO & President
Phone: 917-287-1966
Email


COLORADO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
6565 West Jewell Ave. 4C
Lakewood, CO 89232
Phone: 970-315-CIPA (2472)
Website
Patricia Ross, President
Email
Veronica Yager, Director of Internal Afairs
Email


CONNECTICUT AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 715
Avon, CT 06001
Phone: 203/729-5335
Fax: 203/729-5335
Website
Email
Debbie Kilday, President
Email
Steven Reilly, Vice President
Email
Brian Jud, Founder, Treasurer
Email


FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 915822
Longwood, FL 32791
Website
Mark Wayne Adams, President
Email
Additional Contact: Jane Wood


GREATER NEW YORK INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
c/o Perry Brass, Belhue Press
2501 Palisade Avenue #A1
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: 646/272-8879
Fax: 212/695-3217
Blog
MeetUp
Heidi Russell, Chairperson
Email


HAWAII BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 235736
Honolulu, HI 96823
Website
Email
David DeLuca (Bess Press), President


INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS OF NEW ENGLAND
10 Court Street #206
Arlington, MA 02476-0206
Website
Email
Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press), President
Email
Crystal Ponti (Blue Lobster Books) Vice-President
Paul Parisi (HF Group), Treasurer
Brian Jud (APSS/CAPA), Board Member
Christine Frost (Her Raven Domain), Board


MICHIGAN BLACK INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
612 N. Walnut Street
PO Box 14304 48901-4304
Lansing , MI 48933
Phone: 517-204-4197
Email
Tanya Bates, President
Phone: 517-482-


MIDATLANTIC BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
2027 Flagler Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Website
Beverly Richardson, President


MIDWEST INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 65686
St. Paul, MN 55165-1432
Phone: 651-917-0021
Website
Jennifer Baum, IBPA Liaison
Phone: 248-259-0090
Email
Sherry Roberts, President
Phone: 952-322-4005
Email
MINNESOTA BOOK PUBLISHERS ROUNDTABLE
PO Box 18662
St Paul, MN 55118-0662
Website
Katie Nickerson, President
Email
Kris Vetter
Email


NEW MEXICO BOOK ASSOCIATION
PO Box 1285
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-660-6357
Website
Karen Villanueva, President
Email
Susan Waterman, Office Manager
Email


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS
c/o Sharon Darrow
P.O. Box 214673
Sacramento, CA 95821
Website
Sharon Darrow, President
Email


ONTARIO BOOK PUBLISHERS ORGANIZATION
20 Maud Street
Suite 401
Toronto, ON M5V2M5
Canada
Phone: 416-536-7584
Fax: 416-536-7692
Website
President: Jeff Miller
Email
Kirk Howard, President


PUBLISHERS & WRITERS OF SAN DIEGO (PWSD)
PO Box 235204
Encinitas, CA 92023
Phone: 760-753-2279
Website
Karla Olson, President
Email


PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES
11870 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Website
Email
Gary Young, President
Phone: 818-222-5554
Email
Sharon Goldinger, Vice-President
Phone: 949-581-6190


SMALL PUBLISHERS, ARTISTS & WRITERS NETWORK
1129 Maricopa Hwy, #142
Ojai, CA 93023
Website
Patricia Fry, President
Email
Kathleen Sexton Kaiser, Executive Director
Email
805.607.6717


ST. LOUIS PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 410182
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Website
Email
Bob Baker, President
Email
Peggy Nehmen, Membership chair / IBPA Liasion
Email


TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF AUTHORS
1712 E Riverside Drive, 124
Austin, TX 78741
Website
B. Alan Bourgeois, Director/Founder/Author
Phone: 512-554-9560
Email


UPPER PENINSULA PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS ASSOCIATION (UPPAA)
c/o Tyler Tichelaar 1202 Pine St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-226-1543
Website
Email
Tyler R. Tichelaar, President
Phone: 906-226-1543
Email


WRITERS RESOURCE CENTER
3117 Burbank
Fairfield, CA 94534
Website
Phone: 877-629-7369
Janie P. Bess, President
Email
Vicki L. Ward, Vice President
Email

Trade Shows, Conferences and Festivals
The following trade shows, conferences, and festivals offer opportunities for publishers to market their books. Plan ahead. Many of these events are planned a year in advance. Contact the event organizers to: register for a booth; involve your authors in presentations, readings, or book signings; or provide promotional materials (books, bookmarks, catalogs) for distribution to event attendees. If you know of other book-related events in the Midwest, let us know via our contact page and we’ll add them to this list.