Mondays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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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.
This month’s recommendations from our bookstore staff feature the feel-good power of food, hot chilies to eat and admire, a mist-shrouded casino, and essays on all things monstrous.
Poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, joins us in the bookstore to read from her debut poetry collection, Solve for Desire. As the Millions says of Bailey's work, “Her words rest in that curious space between abstraction and touch, so this is a book to place upon one’s soul.”
We are feeling the Halloween spirit here at Milkweed Books (have you seen our Trick or Treat display?), so to celebrate, here is a 💥 bonus round 💥 of book recommendations featuring the dark and scary stuff we think you might like to read this month. Whether you’re feeling like historical Midwestern gothic, a wacky German war satire, or haunting Urdu short stories, we have something for you to try. If you prefer to read something...
This week marks two years since we opened Milkweed Books, our independent bookstore in the Open Book building. Here are this month's recommendations, in which four real people suggest good books we think you might like, too!
Authors we love choose three of their favorite titles, we bundle them up nicely, your to-be-read pile flourishes. This week’s recommended reading comes from Minnesotan extraordinaire Amy Thielen. See what she has to say about these three books she loves!
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As a publisher with almost forty years of experience and a bookstore that specializes in curating the best work from our fellow independent presses, we are constantly sifting through physical and digital mountains of books. We swap reads, compare notes, and debate. It's our job—and greatest joy—to keep our fingers on the pulse of what's new. The next bestseller, the next brilliant breakthrough. Even better: the equally life-changing but somehow overlooked indie. Let us sift through thousands of books. Get only the very best delivered to your doorstep.
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 four or more copies of the same book.
For event pitches and inquiries, or to plan your next book club meeting with us, contact Daley Farr, Bookseller and 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, a national subscription service, and local bicycle delivery.