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The Minnesota Book Publishers' Roundtable began more than twenty-five years ago as a small group of publishing professionals meeting around a restaurant table and has blossomed into a diverse group representing a cross section of publishing activity in Minnesota. Its purpose is to:
  • Develop, advance, and promote the book publishing industry in Minnesota and adjacent areas
  • Provide book publishers and others in related professions and trades an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences
  • Promote good fellowship and friendly cooperation among its members

Our bimonthly meetings provide a casual lunch and networking time along with the opportunity to hear key speakers address issues timely and informative for publishing professionals. In addition, the Roundtable partners with MN Publishing Tweet Up in hosting monthly happy hours for publishing professionals, colleagues, and book lovers.

Our meetings are held at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Fees for lectures reserved in advance are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. If space allows, a fee of $30 is charged at the door for attendance without a reservation.

Membership in the Roundtable is open to Minnesota book publishers and those from related industries. Members receive a discounted fee to our events as well as inclusion of their company info in our membership directory. Also, members will have access to audio recordings of each event. The recordings are posted on our website (on a password-protected page) as soon as possible after each event. Members receive the password in an email when they register for membership. (For organizations, the primary contact listed on the membership form receives the password to distribute to staff members.) Members also receive special discounts and offers with Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). For further details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Membership dues are $80 for organizations and $45 for individuals. (Note: The individual rate is intended for freelancers and one-person companies; any organization with two or more employees is required to pay the organization rate.)

Memberships run from September through August. Membership renewals and new memberships are accepted only during our annual membership drive, which occurs each fall. We do not accept new or renewed memberships outside the membership drive. To be notified of the next membership drive - and all MBPR announcements - sign up for our e-newsletter. If you have questions about membership, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).