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d*s book tour: minneapolis event details!

by Grace Bonney

Earlier this year when I flew to Minneapolis to speak at Target I left feeling like I’d made about a hundred new friends. “Minnesota nice” is no joke, and I was so sad to leave a city that was full of so many talented and friendly people. So I’m thrilled to announce that we’re heading back to Minneapolis for the D*S Book Tour, with an event on Monday, October 10th. The details are below, I hope you’ll come join us for fun, books, crafting and raising money for a great local arts charity, Free Arts Minnesota. xo, grace

Event: Craft/Book Signing/Celebration at Anthropologie
Date: Monday, October 10th, 2011
Time: 5–8pm (5–6pm craft workshop/6:30–8:00pm signing + celebration)
Location: Anthropologie (4999 France Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN)

Details: We will be teaching all craft-event participants how to make their own custom wooden wax seal! Craft guests will watch a demo, make their own wax seal and leave with the seal they made, along with sealing wax and stationery to test on. Afterward, we’ll get together for the larger celebration of the book launch, where you can buy copies of the book and have yours signed! Drinks and treats will be served. Proceeds from this event will benefit the local arts charity, Free Arts Minnesota.

We will also have a custom backdrop designed by a local artists, against which you can take photos (courtesy of Adrienne Page) with your friends and fellow guests!

RSVP: The crafting event is limited to 35 people, so please RSVP HERE soon ($10 per person for the craft event. Please note your craft ticket is good for the main party, too). The main event will fill up quickly, so please RSVP HERE for that soon, as well.

*Illustration above by Julia Rothman

[PS: Here are the events that still have space open this week. Come join us! NYC (tonight, open to the public), Boston (main event open to the public, Wednesday night), Philadelphia (Terrain at Styers, a few tickets still available for Friday night)]

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  • banner says oct 11 which is a tuesday – which would be great because i can make it! but i suspect that the real party is on the 10th…

  • Ohhh! I just logged to tell you that I just recieved my Design*Sponge at Home book in the mail! I can’t wait to drool over it after work! Seriously, I think I need to go buy some of that plastic wrap old people put over their couches so I don’t ruin the pages! Ah, wait.. I need to save the money becuase I will want to redo everything in my home after reading it… twice. And, I singed up for your party! I can’t wait! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • I think you have the address wrong – the Anthropologie in Minneapolis is on the corner of 50th St and France Ave which would mean that the address has 4 numbers in it – a quick google search indicates it should be 4999 France Ave South. Wish I still lived in Minneapolis so I could go!

  • And my spot is dibsed for the main event! Now I suppose I’ll have to kill time between work and the signing, but hey – that’s the beauty of 50th and France, isn’t it?
    The trees should be gorgeous by then, too. We’re supposed to have the best color we’ve had in YEARS.

  • Too bad it’s in Edina and not Minneapolis. There are so many cute neighborhoods in the actual city that would be a better venue for this than hosting Grace at a chain store in a tony, outer-ring burb. Sighz. Publishing house publicity fail.

    • nona

      yes, there are a lot of cute neighborhoods and cute indie shops, but sadly they don’t have the budget to fund a book store stop, food and craft supplies (and the space) for 200+ people.

      it’s not a fail at all, it’s a matter of knowing what’s required (both financially and size-wise) of each stop. people don’t think about that before jumping to assume we skipped indies on purpose. double sighz.


  • Can’t believe I’m already on the waitlist! I’ve been reading D*S for years so I’m bummed to miss a chance to meet & greet a fellow designer. boo hoo. =(

  • I’m SOOO excited for this fun evening, I can’t wait!!! So nice to hear you had as good of a time at Target…as we did having you come speak! :)

  • I received my copy of Design *Sponge at Home yesterday. Wow, wow, wow!! Grace, it is a beautiful book. Truly. The pages and the print are extraordinary.The pages seemed to be glowing in the light of my bedside table lamp. I can’t wait to devour it page by page this weekend. See you in Austin.

  • Grace,

    I see there is already a waitlist. Room & Board is based in Minneapolis. We’re big fans. A few of us would love to attend!

  • Bummer, I had been excitedly waiting for the Minneapolis stop, but it is already completely booked. I am on a waitlist. If I don’t make it, have a wonderful visit.

  • It looks like I have a ticket to the book signing and am waitlisted for the craft event. Here’s hoping people who can’t make it will relinquish their spots!

  • Hello, Grace! I got my spot at the signing, but my friend is waitlisted. It’s like not having a date to the prom! How does that waitlist work? I thought the signing was open to the public and that ticketing for that was automatic. If you could clarify that would be so helpful. We’re really looking forward to it:)

  • i reserved a space through the anthropologie email they sent buy haven’t received any confirmation for either event.
    any way to make sure my friend and i are signed up?

  • I finally heard from anthropologie and learned their invite was only for the book signing and not the DIY despite stating the event was 5-8 ( thereby implying an invitation for both/all). The poor organization and confusing arrangements are disappointing to say the least. We were looking forward to the event and had rearranged our lives/families to attend.

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