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Chris Mahai Book Club Room

The Loft believes that literature is essential—that an open dialogue about books among readers enriches our lives, society, and the world.

To encourage the discussion of great writing, The Loft Literary Center rents a Book Club Room. This 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

Access to the Book Club Room is one of many benefits enjoyed by Loft supporting members. Other benefits include writer's studio rental, and discounts on classes and events.

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 three meetings or one all-day meeting (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the time of scheduling and paid in advance. Rentals can be arranged via phone or email at 612-215-2575 or email

Loft Members will rent at a discounted rate.

Available rental times:

  • Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Monday 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Rental rates:

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