Rain Taxi

A nonprofit organization

$5,380 raised

Rain Taxi champions aesthetically adventurous literature

For over twenty-seven years, Rain Taxi has remained a port in a storm, fulfilling our mission to champion writers, readers, and good books. In the heart of the pandemic, we kept our award-winning print magazine and online edition of Rain Taxi Review of Books going strong while broadening audience access through enhanced digital offerings.

This past year, our in-person programming reemerged with renewed vigor, with our Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport getting thousands of readers into stores and our Twin Cities Book Festival drawing thousands more to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day. 

Now we're seeking to raise funds to help Rain Taxi continue our programs at full capacity in 2024. Your generosity can make this happen—even just a $10 gift will help us reach our goal! 

A quick reminder of our core programs:
  • Rain Taxi Review of Books, our award-winning print quarterly of reviews and interviews, distributed by mail to members and also free of charge at select independent bookstores and literary organizations across the country;
  • Raintaxi.org, our constantly updated website, which contains even more reviews, interviews, and essays than we can fit in print, as well as videos, articles, and resources for educators;
  • Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival, an annual gala that brings writers of renown to Minnesota and showcases publishers, writers, and community organizations; 
  • Rain Taxi Literary Events, a roughly monthly series providing widespread access to a huge range of literary art through both in-person events and virtual broadcasting;
  • Rain Taxi’s TwinCitiesLiteraryCalendar.com, a free online directory of readings and book events taking place throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area;
  •  and chapbooks and broadsides of poetry and prose!

"The Twin Cities Book Festival is an intimate opportunity to connect with the spectrum of book people, from booksellers to book promoters, from educators who use the books in their classrooms to families who read the books at bedtime. It's a wonderful space to engage with the literature of the Twin Cities and across the nation.”   

— Kao Kalia Yang

Give $25 or more and become a Rain Taxi member!

Donations of $25 or more make you a Rain Taxi member, and members get Rain Taxi Review of Books delivered four times a year — it’s like getting a Book Festival in your mailbox! 

Your donation during this campaign will go even further thanks to the generosity of a matching gift offered in honor of Rain Taxi champion Paul Von Drasek (read more about Paul here)

Please help us reach our goal by giving what you can. Thank you for contributing to the future of book culture!

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Organization name

Rain Taxi

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Arts & Culture


PO Box 3840
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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