Fair Details (Admissions, Hours, & Parking)


Our book fair will take place on July 9th and 10th, 2021. Our hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday July 9th, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 10th. This will be the 30th Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair. We will have a special event each day of our fair, to celebrate thirty years of book collecting in Minnesota. To learn more about this year’s event panels, click here. You can find more information about our exhibitors by clicking the tab “Our Booksellers” on our landing page.

Admission, Tickets, and Hours

  • Friday July 9th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. – $7 (Covers both days if you desire to return Saturday — remember to bring your ticket back with you!)
  • Saturday July 10th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – $5 or free with a valid student ID. St. Thomas students and staff can gain free admission on Saturday, July 10th, by showing their St. Thomas ID.
  • Would you like to buy tickets in advance? You can do so here. Otherwise, you can buy tickets on the day of the event (we can take cash or credit for in-person ticket sales).

Where our fair is, and Where to Park for it.

The fair’s new home is in the Schoenecker Arena at the University of St. Thomas in the beautiful city of St. Paul, MN. The Arena is in the Anderson Athletic Complex and Recreation Center. It is #23 on the campus map. Please click this link to see the full campus map: https://www.stthomas.edu/_media-library/_documents/main/st-paul-campus-map-by-building-name.pdf. We have also included several maps of the campus and parking structure below for your convenience.

We will be offering free parking in the Anderson Parking Facility during the hours of the fair. This ramp is located on the corner of Summit and Cretin Avenue. It is Building #65 on the St. Thomas campus map. It is at the intersection of Cretin and Grand Avenue. Once you have parked, just follow the signs placed on campus towards the Anderson Athletic Complex. Go north up Cretin towards Summit Ave., cross Summit Ave. and walk towards the limestone buildings on the other side. Once you have crossed Summit, the Anderson Rec. Center is the second building on the edge of Cretin Ave., it’s the building behind the Tommie Football Field. Please scroll down for more maps of the venue and the parking facility.

Our venue is near the intersection of Cretin and Summit Avenue.
Part of the St. Thomas campus map.
We are numbers 23 and 65 on this map. People on the campus call our venue “the arena”.
In case you choose not to use our parking ramp, follow the arrows to the venue, #23.
Our parking ramp is #65 on the map.

Who we are….

Jennifer Phillips — Fair Manager

Jennifer and the 2021 Panelists at the Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair.

Jennifer is the manager for the Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair. She wants this event to stimulate buzz in the book community and extend engagement in the Twin Cities area to new and diverse audiences. Jennifer earned her degree in philosophy and classics at the University of Minnesota in 2018 and has worked for Evening Star Books in Madison, Wisconsin since 2011. She is currently the managing director of Evening Star Books and her favorite book is Dracula.

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