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Twin Cities Artful Book Club 

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 - 8pm.


Our book club explores the lives of artists and the creative process.

The variety of our past books have included stories about musicians, writers,
painters, sculptors, dancers, woodcarvers, and many more throughout history.
We explore biographies, memoirs, fiction, and non-fiction books about artists.

If you are an artist or not, please join us any first Tuesday evening.

At this time we are gathering via ZOOM.

If you wish to join us, please email


What we're Reading now



No bookclub this month.

August 6th

All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of the Art and Me by Patrick Bringley


September 3rd
How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back by Jeff Tweedy


October 1st-A very special night with author Sara Woster.

Painting Can Save Your Life, How and Why We Paint- by Sara Woster.




December 3rd
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

What We've read

Art and Fear-Ted Orland


Color- Victoria Finlay


Chysalis-Kim Todd


Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder-Lawerence Weschler


Turn-Anne Truit


Lee Krasner-Gail Levin


Everybody Was So Young - Amanda Vaill


Strapless-Debrah Davis


Just Kids -Patti Smith


Trust the Process-Shawn McNiff


The Writing Life-Annie Dillard


Loving Frank -Nancy Horan


Dorthea Lange -Linda Gordon


Still Life with Oysters and Lemon -Mark Doty


Renoir, My Father -Jean Renoir


The Girl with the Gallery -Lindsay Pollack


But is it Art? -Cynthia Freeland


The Creative Habit -Twyla Tharp


Romance on Three Legs- Katie Hafneer


Growing Pains -Emily Carr


Matisse The Master- Hilary Spurling


The Art of Acquiring, a portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone -Mary Gabriel


Wabi-Sabi -Leonard Koren


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher-Timothy Eagan


Gold Finch -Donna Tartt


The Anthropology of Turquoise -Ellen Meloy


Paper Garden- Molly Peacock


The Lost Carving: A jouney to the heart of making - David Esterly


The Last Folk Hero,A True Story of Race and Art, Power and Profit -Andrew Dietz


A Month in the Country -JL Carr


The Protest Singer - Alc Wilkinson


Lady in Gold - Anne-Marie O’Connor


Mockingbird - Charles J. Shields


The Elegance of the Hedgehog -Muriel Barbery


The White Blackbird -Honor Moore


The Forger’s Apprentice - Mark Forgy


Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art, - Christopher Moore

Wendy and the Lost Boys- Julie Salamon


Girl with a Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier


Diamond in the Rough- Shawn Colvin


Girl in Hyacinth Blue- Susan Vreeland


Yes Please-Amy Poelher


Flappers- Judith Mackrell


The Rockwell Heist- Bruce Rubenstein


Utopia Parkway- Deborah Solomon


Norman Rockwell- Laura Claridge

Beatrix Potter, A life in Nature- by Linda Lear

With Billy by Julia Blackburn


A Backward Glance, Autobiography by Edith Wharton


Red Brick Black Mountain White Clay by Christopher Benfey


The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean


Imagination in Action, Secrets to Unleashing Creative Expression by Shaun McNiff


A Summer of Hummingbirds, by Christopher Benfey


Peacock Vine, A.S. Byatt


Tulip Fever, Deborah Moggach

Mozart’s Women, by Jane Glover

The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang

The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko


A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks
Girls Like Us by Shelia Weller

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life by John Daido Lorri

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Andrew Wyeth: by Richard Meryman

Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe, 
Hunter Drohojowska-Phil.


The Book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes,Translated by Daniel Alarocon.


You Must Change Your Life, Rachel Corbett 

Blue Arabesque, Patricia Hampl

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, Simmons, Sylvie

The Art Of Setting Stones: Writings from the Japanese Garden, Marc Peter Keane

Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Diango Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing, Michael Dregni

Jewels, A Secret History. Victoria Finlay


Agnes Martin, Pioneer, Painter, Icon by Henry Martin


Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling


The Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Hidden Recipes by Eva Moreimi

Dearest of Geniuses, A life of Theodate Pope Riddle by Sandra L. Katz

Mona Lisa, A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales

The White Road: Journey into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal

The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison

Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts by Alexander Langlands


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Saks

The Art of Description. World into Word by Mark Doty

Clear Seeing Place by Brian Rutenberg

Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt


Artcurious: Stories of the unexpected, Slightly Odd and Strangely Wonderful Art History
by Jennifer Dasal

I Always Loved You by Olivera Robin

Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver

Design Like You Give a Damn [2]: Building Change from the Ground Up by Kate Stohr
The Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, My Father, and Me by Emily Urquhart

Anything you care to explore about art director and artist Cipe Pineles:
Two Remembrances (Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series, 2) by Estelle Ellis.

Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles: Cipe Pineles


Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chas


Three Simple Lines, A Writer's Pilgrimage Into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku by Natalie Goldberg

Noon at Tiffany's: An Historical, Biographical Novel by Echo Heron.


Raw Materials Working Wool in the West by Stephany Wilkes.

33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton.

Mary Colter, Architect of the Southwest by Berke, Arnold


Christo and Jean-Claude by Burt Chernow

Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing by Natalie Goldberg

A Short Life of Trouble, Forty Years in the New York Art World by Marcia Tucker

Chasing Me to my Grave, An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert and Erin Kelly

A Rift in the Earth, Art, Memory, and the Fight of a Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, JR.

Taste My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Inside The Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel by Sherill Tippins

The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar

Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife by Pamela Bannos

Bloom in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman by Pamela Valois


Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation by John F. Simon Jr

Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation by Frederick Franck.

Gifts of Age by Charlotte Painter


Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

The War Ends at Four by Rosanna Staffa


Art is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur by Catherine Hewitt

Every Tool's a Hammer. Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage


Paper Bullets by Jeffery Jackson

Soil, A Black Mother's Garden by poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy

Lost Masterpieces by DK

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