An independent bookstore
Milkweed Books
Hours & Location

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.

At present, we are not able to take phone calls for the store. Please direct all inquries to

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 Salon

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!

About Milkweed Books


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.

Contact Us
General inquiries & to reserve a book: Call 612-215-2540.