Mondays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Milkweed Books is located on the first floor of Open Book, the nation's largest literary arts center. In addition to serving as home to Milkweed Editions, Milkweed Books, the Loft Literary Center, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the building offers a coffee shop/bistro, a literary commons, and event space.
There is a free lot for patrons on the southeast side of the building, as well as ample metered street parking and the Riverfront Municipal Parking Ramp (across the street from the Guthrie Theater). The U.S. Bank Stadium light rail stop is also a short walk away, and Open Book offers ample bicycle parking at the front and back of the building.
Milkweed Books is a part of Milkweed Editions, but this doesn't mean we only sell books we ourselves publish. Instead, the store's mix of titles reflects our mission: Milkweed Books showcases and sells titles primarily published by independent presses, nonprofit presses, and other publishers working to bring the most exciting literary art to the marketplace. If you want to find the best new poetry, experimental or creative nonfiction, short stories, or translations, this is the bookstore for you.
We also offer events, membership, a national subscription service, and local bicycle delivery.
Milkweed Books Subscription
STARTING JANUARY 2017
Receive six books—one every other month—selected by Hans Weyandt, manager of Milkweed Books. With over seventeen years of bookselling, Hans has developed a reputation for identifying and championing some of the most exciting new voices in literature. Be the first to receive his latest pick, along with publishing-insider extras in each box.*
*Call 612-215-2540 to purchase. Local subscribers receive free bicycle delivery!
Events & Book Clubs
Milkweed Books will host a limited number of author events, readings, and signings. Open Book offers event space for audiences large and intimate, ranging from meeting rooms for small groups to a 200-seat performance hall. We can also help arrange book club meeting space, supply books and reading recommendations, and more— we now also offer a 20% discount on bulk purchases of four or more copies (of the same book).
Placing Special Orders
Milkweed Books is a small store—just 600 square feet—which means we may not always have exactly what you're looking for in stock. However, we are happy to help fulfill special orders and can rush delivery to your door or ours.
Wondering if we have a certain title on hand? Looking to place an order for pick-up or delivery?
Call our store at 612-215-2540.