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.
When the time came to make our year-end lists, we decided against developing a unified theory of list-making—we couldn’t agree on what the parameters should be, and it didn’t seem much like our style anyway. So instead, each bookseller came up with their own selection of the best books they read in 2018, free of constraints. Out of the staggering number of brilliant books read and published this year, we carved out these four lists: one minimal, one medium, and two maximal, with a vast range of genre, style, and perspectives across them all. We’re grateful to have spent the year buried in...
As this round of recommendations came together, we noticed that each selection reflects a specialty of the bookseller who picked it: Berit is always reading interesting food books that affirm the importance of community; Daley spends a lot of time on short, atmospheric novels and books about artists; Hans is drawn to creative approaches to social issues and artful infographics; and Roseanne is on a one-woman mission to celebrate short stories and great backlist titles. You be the judge of whether these inclinations come...
The Loft Literary Center presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor V.V. Ganeshananthan and fellows Debra J. Stone and Ariane Sandford. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.
Welcome to our Book Bundle series! Authors we love choose three of their favorite titles, we bundle them up nicely, and your to-be-read pile flourishes. This round of recommended reading comes from Columbus, Ohio native Hanif Abdurraqib. See what Hanif has to say about these three books he loves!
This month’s recommendations from our bookstore staff feature foldout folktale monsters, reflections on freeing ourselves from legacies of harm, lovingly-told tales from the basketball court, and unusual, textured stories of women and mystery. Each of these books is uniquely suited to be revisited—all four are made up of stories, histories, and ideas that merit our returning to them over and over again, to lending them out to friends and family, to unpeeling a new layer with every re-read...
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.
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!
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!
Welcome to our Book Bundle series! Authors we love choose three of their favorite titles, we bundle them up nicely, and your to-be-read pile flourishes. This round of recommended reading comes from esteemed Twin Cities poet Bao Phi. See what Bao has to say about these three books he 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.