General Contact Information
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
PHONE: (612) 332-3192
TOLL FREE: (800) 520-6455
FAX: (612) 215-2550
CUSTOMER SERVICE: (612) 215-2560
TOLL FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE: (800) 520-6455 ext. 560
PUBLICITY & MEDIA: (612) 215-2556
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 by phone. Bulk orders and special or expedited shipping requests should be placed by phone. 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. Our warehouse manager is available during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT) to process all customer service requests.
INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS are eligible to receive special discounts on orders of Milkweed Editions titles to be used for education and advocacy. Call customer service for details and orders.
BOOKSTORES & WHOLESALERS: Milkweed Editions is distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada, and throughout the world, through Publishers Group West.
Information about Milkweed Books, the independent bookstore operated by Milkweed Editions, including hours, location and parking details, placing special orders, and event pitches can be found on the Milkweed Books website.
Publicity, Media & Author Inquiries
All media inquiries, including interview, event, and review copy requests, should go to Joanna Demkiewicz, our Publicist. Please be sure your requests include 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. Book cover images, author photos, and author bios can be downloaded directly via their respective pages on this website.
We are unable to give out author contact information, but will be happy to forward postal mail directed to our address. If you would like to share a reader testimonial with an author, please contact Abby Travis, our Engagement Coordinator.
Exam & Desk Copy Requests
Educators can request exam copies for course planning or request complimentary desk copies of titles they have already adopted for course use. Please direct inquiries to Celia Mattison, our Warehouse Manager, and be sure to include your name, address, email, and phone number, as well as the name of the educational institution you represent and any relevant course information.
When available, discussion guides are accessible to book clubs, reading groups, and educators as downloadable PDFs via individual book pages.
Rights & Permissions
Please direct queries regarding foreign rights, film rights, audio rights, or subsidiary rights to Joey McGarvey in our editorial department. All permissions requests should be directed to her as well. 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:
- Title and author of the Milkweed Editions book from which you wish to reprint materials, including the exact pages you wish to copy.
- Title and author of your publication.
- The publisher's name or title (ex., magazine, newspaper, or journal name).
- Publication date.
- Proposed list price.
- Estimated first print run.
- Your complete postal and email address.
Copyrighted material from Milkweed Editions is available to educators and students through the Copyright Clearance Center. For any material not found there, please contact Joey McGarvey in our editorial department.
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