A pub quiz for the bookish sort

Book lovers, this one’s for you.

The Minnesota Book Awards is launching its first ever “Plots and Pints Pub Quiz” in honor of its 25th anniversary.

The event – slated for February 21 at 7pm at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul – will pit teams of up to four contestants each against one another. Teams will be tested in their knowledge of Minnesota’s literary history in the area of geography, crime, music, Minnesota Book Awards, 1988 (the MNBA’s first year), and politics. There’s also a mysterious “visual round.”

The entry fee is $200 per team (which includes cost of a complimentary pint and light snacks); all proceeds go to the Minnesota Book Awards.

Not surprisingly, one of MPR’s own bookish types is hosting the event. MPR producer Jeff Kamin works on the show “Wits;” he’s also the moderator of “Books & Bars.”

And in case you’re wondering, the Minnesota Book Awards take place on April 13 at the Hilton Minneapolis.