Beauties at the Book Fest

With the launch of Paper Darts Volume Four on Thursday and the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, it was a lit-packed kind of weekend.

I was slightly skeptical about the book festival this year. For one, how could it ever live up to last year's where I got to see Kevin Sorbo? For two, the location moved so I wouldn't be able to sneak out mid-day for drinks at Eli's, wtf Rain Taxi.

Despite these tragedies, the book festival, as always, was the-place-to-be for Minnesota's biggest and smallest publishers. Here's a look at some of our favorites:

Stampede Press

Revolver and Thirty Two

Milkweed Editions and The Loft Literary Center

Uncivilized Books

Lowbrow Press and Birds, LLC


Culture: Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade

We have liftoff!