Saturday, June 8, 10 am – 4 pm
The Hook & Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

Join us for the 2019 installment of Print Matters, a one-day show of vintage books, comics, records, posters, and more, plus awesome handmade items from the book arts world!

Taking place this year in the friendly Longfellow neighborhood, Print Matters offers both great bargains and rare treasures alike. Come celebrate the power of pre-digital media and the pleasure of real-live people who care about it.

$2 Admission includes raffle ticket, a FREE book, and more. PLUS: food, drink, music, and fun!

FREE ADMISSION FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER! Parking for Print Matters is available on the surrounding streets, including Snelling Ave. to the West (a casual walk through the Third Precinct driveway and you’re there). Located near the intersection of Lake St. and Minnehaha, the Hook & Ladder is also easily accessible by bike and transit.


Though a mere list can’t do them justice, here are the folks you’ll find at this year’s Print Matters. Don’t forget to visit Rain Taxi’s tables too, where you’ll find great deals on used books in all genres, as well as comics (golden to bronze age), records, posters, and more!

Against the Current

Ally Press

Angel Bomb

Angel Bomb is a full-service graphic design and letterpress printing studio; its founder Todd Thyberg has published/printed three books, which vary from an activist pamphlet to a miniature retelling of Frankenstein.

Black Letter Books

Christian A. Peterson Books

Featuring quality photography and poster books and an appearance by Juryj Ostroushko, the Labor Temple poster designer.
(attach Christian Peterson labor temple, and also moscoso doors?)

David Christenson Bookseller

Featuring a selection of rare and used books including fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and nonfiction focused on Minnesota, the Midwest and war topics; also LP records, Easton Press editions, and more.

Dreamhaven Books & Comics

DreamHaven specializes in new and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and media books, comics, and graphic novels.

John Campbell, Bookseller

A Winona-based bookseller who will be bringing an exclusive, early printing, illustrated first-edition of Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, published in 1853 by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York. This book inspired the Academy Award winning film.

Lost & Bound BookArts

Mark Gustafson’s Books

MCBA Artist Co-op

Seven book artists will be presenting their work of hand-bound, fine-press books, hand-printed works, and other items that represent the full range of possibilities in paper making, printing, and binding.


This St. Paul bookseller specializes in literature, art, local interest, science fiction, poetry, vintage paperbacks, history, children’s literature, erotica, ephemera, art & poster prints, media, and pop culture.

Musical Comedy

Once Upon A Crime

Featuring an assortment of vintage paperbacks and hardcovers from the 1800s through the 1960s.

Supersession Press

Terrace Horticultural Books

Based in St. Paul, Terrace Horticultural Books is the largest North American seller of books in the gardening and natural history genres.

The Book House in Dinkytown

Featuring a selection of inexpensive lefty text and ephemera, among other quality finds.

The Rare Book Sleuth

Specializing in modern first editions and signed copies.

Varangian Trade and Plunder

Featuring an eclectic mix of books, with emphasis on Japan, Scandinavia, Minnesota, outdoors/exploration/travel. Also bringing prints.

NOTE: our vendor list is now full. Please write us at info [at] raintaxi [dot] com with information about your wares to be considered for our Twin Cities Book Festival in October!