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General Contact Information


Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

PHONE: (612) 332-3192
TOLL FREE: (800) 520-6455

SUBMISSIONS: More information here.

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
BOOKSTORE HOURS: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Sunday

If you know which staff member you are looking to contact, please refer to our staff directory.


INDIVIDUALS can order books directly from Milkweed Editions online, or anywhere books are sold (we recommend shopping at your local independent bookstore!). 

BOOKSTORES & WHOLESALERS: Milkweed Editions is distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada, and throughout the world, through Publishers Group West

INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS are eligible to receive special discounts on bulk orders of Milkweed Editions titles to be used for education and advocacy. These orders can be placed via using the following discounts:

  • School/college bookstores unable to order via Publishers Group West may submit classroom orders online using the coupon code SCHOOL48 to receive a 48% nonreturnable discount. 
  • Libraries or organizations ordering 1-9 copies of a book for an event may use coupon code BULK1-9 to receive a 15% nonreturnable discount. 
  • Libraries or organizations ordering 10+ copies of a book for an event may use coupon code BULK10+ to receive a 40% nonreturnable discount. 
  • Milkweed Editions no longer offers returnable discounts on bulk orders.
  • Milkweed Editions only ships orders via USPS and UPS and the price of shipping is added to the customer invoice. 
  • NOTE: Above discounts cannot be combined.

RETURNS: We guarantee that every book shipped is a quality reading copy. If your order arrives damaged, you may return it within 30 days and we will credit your account for the full amount of the title or provide a replacement. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment used for the original purchase.

EBOOKS: To access your ebook purchase, please log into your Milkweed Editions account on your computer. From there, you can click on the “Ebooks” tab to access your digital files. You will need to download those files. You can either read the file on your desktop using iBooks or Adobe Digital Editions, or you can drag and drop the files to your plugged in e-reader. To read your eBook on the computer, we recommend downloading Adobe Digital Editions. To read your eBook on your e-reader, connect it to your computer with a USB cord, download the file onto the computer, and then click and drag or sync it onto your device. For information specific to your e-reader, check these websites: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook (Barnes and Noble), and Kobo.

If your specific orders need has not been addressed above, please contact with your detailed request, or call (612) 215-2560, or toll free at (800) 520-6455 ext. 560. 

Desk & Exam Copy Requests

Educators can request complimentary desk copies of titles they have already adopted for course use, or may request exam copies of titles they are considering teaching. Please direct all inquiries to, indicate whether you are requesting a desk copy or exam copy, and be sure to include your name, address, email, and phone number, as well as the name of the educational institution you represent and relevant course information (title/topic of course, department). Your request will be processed within three days of receipt, and your book will be delivered within two weeks. We are unable to offer expedited shipping on desk/exam copies.

Discussion Guides

When available, discussion guides are accessible to book clubs, reading groups, and educators as downloadable PDFs via individual book pages. 


Information about Milkweed Books, the independent bookstore operated by Milkweed Editions, including hours, location and parking details, placing special orders, book club/bulk order information, and event pitches can be found on the Milkweed Books website. Looking to pitch an author event to Milkweed Books, hosting an event in collaboration with our bookstore, or asking us to sell books at your event? Contact Hans Weyandt, bookstore manager of Milkweed Books.

Publicity, Media & Author Inquiries

All media inquiries related to Milkweed Editions, including interview, event, and review copy requests, should be directed to Claire Laine. You can reach her at or 612-332-3192. Please be sure your message includes the author name and book title, as well as your name, address, email address, phone number, and the publication for which you are writing or editing. High resolution book cover images and author photos can be downloaded directly via their respective pages on this website. You can find press-ready author bios on those pages as well.

Contacting Authors

We are unable to give out author contact information, but will be happy to forward postal mail and reader testimonials directed to our address.

Rights & Permissions

Please direct queries regarding foreign rights, film rights, audio rights, or subsidiary rights to Lee Oglesby in our editorial department.

Written permission is required to reprint or reproduce copyrighted material published by Milkweed Editions. In order for us to process your request in a timely manner, please submit the following to

  1. Title and author of the Milkweed Editions book from which you wish to reprint materials, including the exact pages you wish to copy.
  2. Title and author of your publication.
  3. The publisher's name or title (ex., magazine, newspaper, or journal name).
  4. Publication date.
  5. Proposed list price.
  6. Estimated first print run.
  7. Your complete postal and email address.

For Educators

Copyrighted material from Milkweed Editions is available to educators and students for classroom use through the Copyright Clearance Center. For any material not found there, please contact


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