Milkweed Books

Let us sift through thousands of books.
Get only the very best delivered to your doorstep.


As a publisher with almost forty years of experience and an independent bookstore that specializes in curating the best work from our fellow independent presses, we are constantly sifting through physical and digital mountains of books. And when we aren't reading books, we're reading about books and talking about books. We swap books, 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 send you what we can't stop raving about.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT subscription  |  $75 per year

Receive six books from independent publishers—paperback fiction and nonfiction—selected by our very own booksellers. This subscription showcases the vital work of our fellow small and independent presses, featuring work from groundbreaking publishers and authors. Be the first to get our latest picks, plus a personalized letter in each package, and occasionally special publishing extras. Indie Spotlight books are delivered in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

READ THIS NEXT! subscription  |  $107 per year

Receive six books—fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, publishers large and small—selected by Hans Weyandt, manager of Milkweed Books. In his 20 years of bookselling experience, Hans has built a reputation as a generous, discerning reader, and a champion of great books. This subscription is named after Read This!, a book of must-read lists from independent booksellers, edited by Hans for Coffee House Press. Be the first to receive Hans’s latest picks, plus a personalized letter from him in each package, and occasionally special publishing extras. Read This Next! books are delivered in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

LONG LIVE BOOKS subscription  |  $175 per year

Receive twelve books, one new title each month. The Long Live Books subscription combines our two bimonthly subscriptions to ensure you get a great book every month of the year—fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, from publishers of all sizes. When we opened Milkweed Books, we programmed our register so that every receipt includes the inscription, “Long live the book. The book is not dead.” The Long Live Books subscription pays tribute to books we love to read, and celebrates the distinctive mix of titles that make our bookstore special. Be the first to get our latest favorites, plus a personalized letter and occasionally special publishing extras in each package.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of “publishing extras” do packages contain?
    Extras include autographs, letters from the author or publisher, merchandise, related reading recommendations, and more!
  • Can I give a subscription as a gift?
    Yes! Our checkout form includes space about special shipping instructions.
  • Where do you deliver?
    Shipping to anywhere in the U.S. is included in the price of the subscription. If you are based outside of the country but would like to subscribe, please contact our booksellers.
  • I have a question / concern about my subscription. Who do I contact?
    You can call our booksellers at 612-215-2540, or send us an email
  • How do I know when my subscription expires?
    We will send you a renewal notice as your subscription draws to a close, but you can also contact bookstore manager Hans Weyandt. He”ll be able to check the status of your subscription and can process your renewal when the time comes.