Chris Mahai Book Club Room

The Book Club Room is an inviting space for conversation, and is available for rent on the third floor of Open Book. It comfortably fits 10-13 people with couches, chairs, a large table, and an adjoining balcony. The room provides a wonderful meeting space for book clubs or writers' groups.

For information about renting the Book Club Room, or for general information about The Loft Literary Center, memberships, or the Loft’s resources for book clubs and writing groups, call 612-215-2575 or email

Book Club Room Rental Policy

The Chris Mahai Book Club Room will be available to rent from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and 9 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday. All other times are reserved for Loft programs and events with a focus on programs serving readers. Rental reservations must be made for a minimum of four hours and payment is due at the time of reservation and is nonrefundable. Rentals can be arranged via phone or email at 612-215-2575 or email

Rental rates:

  • $15 per hour for Loft members
  • $35 per hour for non-members