In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, Milkweed Books is temporarily closed.
Want to support our store in the meantime? Consider purchasing a gift certificate to use when our storefront re-opens. We can either hold your certificate at the store, or mail it out to you at no additional charge. You can also check out our Bookshop page for online orders. Thank you for your support!
We are also temporarily suspending our subscription services. At this time, we will not be accepting new subscriptions and are on a mailing hiatus for current subscribers. We hope to revive this program this summer, but the timing and method of any such initiative remains unclear at this point. If you'd like to know more, please contact Bailey Hutchinson.
CONTACT THE BOOKSTORE
At present, we are not able to take phone calls for the store. Please direct all inquries to email@example.com.
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.
If you're stuck at home, in need of a book recommendation, or just want to imagine you're hanging out at your favorite independent bookstore, join Milkweed's own Bailey Hutchinson Wednesdays at 3 PM CST on Milkweed's Instagram page. Every week we'll have a (virtual) fireside chat with an independent bookseller, author, or book industry friend via Instagram Live. What should you read next? What's going on in the publishing world? What snacks pair best with contemporary poetry? We may not have all the answers, but we've got some pretty good ideas. Tune in to the Milkweed Salon and find out!
April 1: Danny Caine, Poet (El Dorado Freddy's, Belt Publishing) & Owner of The Raven Book Store
April 8: Kathryn Cowles, Poet (Maps and Transcripts of the Ordinary World, Milkweed Editions)
April 15: Checking in with Milkweed Books
April 22: Rachel Yang, Outreach & Marketing Specialist at The Loft
April 29: Monica and Rachel, Owners of Two Friends Bookstore
Stay tuned for updates!
Happy new year to you and happy fortieth anniversary year to all of us here at Milkweed! This year of blog content will seek to highlight what glows about the past, present, and future here at Milkweed, and there’s no more fitting space for us to begin than with a celebration of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants!
Since its release in 2014, Braiding Sweetgrass has epitomized our mission of publishing and...
Happy December fellow readers, and welcome to another edition of Deep Cuts! In this series I have the privilege of diving in with the author of a compelling Milkweed title and discussing the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the composition and production of their book.
This month, we're highlighting Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo's collaborative book, Letters from Max: A Poet, A Teacher, A Friendship, which we released in paperback in September. We know this book has had an enormous impact on...
Get the ease of shopping online and the satisfaction of shopping at Milkweed Books with Bookshop, "an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community." A meaningful portion of all sales made through our Bookshop page goes directly to the store!
Peruse lists curated by our very own booksellers, such as monthly favorites, events features, and more. We're adding new titles every day—check it out!
Events & Book Clubs
Milkweed Books hosts a range of author events, readings, and book signings. The Open Book building offers gathering spaces for audiences large and intimate, including a cozy lounge for small groups, meeting rooms, and a 200-seat performance hall. Bookstore staff can also help arrange book club meeting spaces, supply books and reading recommendations, and much more—we also offer a 20% discount on bulk purchases of three or more copies of the same book.
For event pitches and inquiries, or to plan your next book club meeting with us, contact Bailey Hutchinson, Bookstore Events Coordinator»
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.
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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, and multiple subscription services.