Minnesota Center for Book Arts started (MCBA) as a dream in 1983 by a group of local book enthusiasts who wanted to promote the art of writing in the local scene. Two years later, in 1985, the MCBA, a literary nonprofit, was opened in the McKesson Building. Fifteen years later, it outgrew its space, so it, The Loft Literary Center, and Milkweed Editions came together and were founding tenants for Open Book, the first comprehensive literary/book arts facility in America. They have a wide array of experiences to adventure, including classes, exhibits, fellowships/mentorships, youth camps, artist meet-ups, and so much more. They also have an online store where you can buy unique cards, journals, handmade artist books, and more.