An independent bookstore

Milkweed Books

Hours & Location

Our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore at Open Book is open!

We’re open during the following hours:
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Order books online anytime via

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 215-2540

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 the locally-owned FRGMNT Coffee, a literary commons, and event space.

For all inquiries about buying for in-store stock, ordering a book, or event proposals, please email our manager Zoey at

Contact Us
General inquiries: call 612-215-2540.
  • Blog Post

    5 Reasons to Teach This Book: The Century

    Bailey Hutchinson — 10/08/2020

    Welcome, friends, to the latest installment of 5 Reasons to Teach This Book! In this interview series, we examine what we can learn from Milkweed’s titles by discussing our books with educators, authors, and booksellers. This month, we’re featuring Éireann Lorsung’s recently-released collection, The Century.

    These poems navigate cross-continental histories as best they can with the flawed vehicle we have collectively inherited: language. “I need a language more open / than the language of forms, more / spacious than the language poetry / can be,” Lorsung writes, cueing readers to this book’s…

  • Blog Post

    Deep Cuts—Allison Adair's The Clearing

    Bailey Hutchinson — 07/02/2020

    Hello, friends, and welcome to another edition of Deep Cuts. In this series, we’ll be diving in with some of our authors and discussing the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the composition and production of their books. This time around, I am beyond thrilled to be in conversation with the winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, Allison Adair.

    Her recently-released poetry collection, The Clearing, is a hypnotic exercise in tangible language that verbs us through reflections on motherhood, on imagination, on desire, on flora and fauna, and more. Her poems ask readers to consider how…

    About Milkweed Books

    Milkweed Books is owned and operated by Milkweed Editions, an independent literary press. Our mission is “to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.” Milkweed Books provides a space for this engagement, offering books we have published as well as books published by other presses we admire. We prioritize originality, marginalized voices, and books exploring our relationship to place and the more-than-human world. We are a resource for the neighborhood growing around us, a site of connection, community, and exploration.