Ninth edition of unique guidebook to Minnesota’s capital city

The 2015 Saint Paul Almanac:

★ is dedicated to Saint Paul educator, administrator and activist, Yusef Mgeni and to the memory of Kenneth Tilsen, a Saint Paul civil rights attorney and mentor to many.

★ features stories and poems from more than 80 local writers, including Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Garrison Keillor, Mameneh George, Mary Kay Rummel, Steve Kaplan, Peter Rachleff, Margaret Hasse, Mike Finley and many more!  Interviews with Nimo Farah, Metric Giles and Billy Peterson.

★ includes over 230 beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations by local artists, cover art by Ricardo Levins Morales and a refreshed book design.

★ Also available—the 2015 hand-drawn maps of the city of Saint Paul and Downtown by illustrator Roberta Avidor. This double-sided 22″ x 28″ map is suitable for framing.

★ The new and ninth edition of the capital city’s very own literary and travel guidebook will be celebrated during “To the Nines,” a Saint Paul Almanac Launch Celebration: Almanac Author Readings • Art Exhibit Opening • Live Music from Local Bands • Local Food and Drink •  Storymobile •  and More!
Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014 | 7 p.m. | 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

The Saint Paul Almanac book in the Press:

★ 2014 Saint Paul Almanac wins the Midwest Book Award for Travel; finalist in four other categories

“It’s a collection of writing. It’s a datebook. It’s a guide to entertainment and events. Our favorite home-grown hybrid is back…. This is a book to be cherished by everyone who loves St. Paul.” — St. Paul Pioneer Press

“A diverse mix of tributes, commentary, and comedy from students, longtime residents, new immigrants, journalists, and nostalgic ex-Saint Paul residents.” — City Pages

“A compendium of local event calendars, resources and tips, combined with personal stories, history and secrets. All that, and plenty of room to scribble your own plans, insights and lists.” — Star Tribune

“Every city should have such respect and fondness for itself.” — Dallas Morning News

“…a datebook with a difference… a welter of stories from all of the ethnic groups and ages that make up the capital city… [this] fusion of multiethnic, history-and-culture-rich, hyperlocal storytelling is resonating…. There are Saint-Paul-themed poems by established and unknown poets, essays by up-and-coming novelists, reminiscences by old-timers. As the days pass, the reader/user of the Almanac gets a richer and richer image of Saint Paul as a hub of human experience, a place where, for nearly two centuries, people from far-flung places have come together to share space and history.” — The Line (Twin Cities)

“Important dates and even cheese-curd haikus. Pig’s Eye never seemed crazier.” — Minnesota Monthly

“Just about the most comprehensive book about Saint Paul you’ll ever need” — St. Paul Pioneer Press

“A practical, informative, and at times personal reference of all things St. Paul” —City Pages

“This appealingly fat paperback is a work of genius—many geniuses, actually. Yes, it’s a monthly guide to activities in St. Paul over the next year, but that’s just for starters; the book is packed full of poems, short essays, photographs and paintings, all with a St. Paul theme…Contributors include ordinary folk, emerging writers and some of the state’s most important authors—Connie Wanek, Carol Connolly, Joyce Sutphen and oh, here’s a little poem about spring by Garrison Keillor. Also included is a hand-drawn poster-sized map showing neighborhoods, parks and indie businesses (such as Grumpy Steve’s, Polly’s Coffee Cove and Big Daddy’s BBQ). A charming, egalitarian and useful book. Minneapolis should take note.” —Star Tribune

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