Book Program

Local Authors Book Program

Central Minnesota has so much literary talent!  At the Minnesota Street Market, we want to boost exposure to local book offerings in our community and boost sales for our authors and our small, community-owned independent store.

Goals

—Elevate Central Minnesota authors within the 4-county area (those living full or part time in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County)

—Involve authors in readings, creating events and writing/discussion circles

—Accept new books twice a year

Book Categories

—Literature: Displays the beauty of words and stories through creative writing, prose fiction, drama, poetry 

—Books with topics that align with MnStMkt mission of promoting natural, local, sustainable food and art;

—Books that highlight local & culture in our region

Applications: Deadline January 15, 2022

—For Self-published Authors: Books sold on consignment. Book Committee would review applications and make selections. Author 60%/MnStMkt 40%. Payment on 15th of each month. Click on application form here

—For Local Authors who Publish with Traditional Publishers: Forauthors who have a contract with a publisher who prints, publishes, and sells the book through distributors and retailers. Local authors fill out a request form with title, their name & county of residence, ISBN, and category (literature; mission topic; local arts/culture). Click on application form here

Our Book Committee will review applications and notify authors in February.

Writing Circles

Nicole Borg, local poet & middle school English instructor, will begin hosting monthly writing circle meetings at the co-op beginning in February. Stay tuned for details! The aim is to create a community of emerging creative writers who will appreciate and learn from local writers’ work.

Upcoming event: Literary performance and discussion on Thursday, June 23 “Already Here: A Collaborative Intercultural Literary Conversation (In Memory of Poet Charles Wm. Preble, 1936-2021).” Tracy Rittmueller of Lyricality is preparing this event, which has been funded with a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board.

Questions? 

Contact: generalmanager@mnstreetmarket.com

Hours: 9 am – 7 pm · Seven days a week
Location: 27 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph, MN 56374 · Mailing Address: PO Box 397, St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7733 · info@mnstreetmarket.com
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