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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 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.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING: If your order must be delivered within 6 days, please email with the following information: book title(s) and quantity needed, by what date you must receive these books/preferred shipping service, shipping address, billing information, and your name and phone number. Please include PLEASE DELIVER BY [MM/DD] in the subject line of your email. You will receive an invoice via email when your order ships. If you are concerned about the status of your expedited order, you may call our front desk during regular business hours: 612-332-3192.

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.

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 Daley Farr, events coordinator of Milkweed Books.

Publicity, Media & Author Inquiries

All media inquiries related to Milkweed Editions, including interview, event, and review copy requests, should go to Jordan Bascom, our Publicist. 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 directed to our address. If you would like to share a reader testimonial with an author, please contact Abby Travis, our Editor.

Rights & Permissions

Please direct queries regarding foreign rights, film rights, audio rights, or subsidiary rights to Joey McGarvey 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 Annie Harvieux in our editorial department:

  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 Annie Harvieux in our editorial department.


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