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.

READ THIS NEXT! subscription  |  $107 per year

Receive six books—fiction and nonfiction, a mix of hardcover and paperback—selected by Hans Weyandt, manager of Milkweed Books. With over eighteen years of bookselling experience, Hans has developed a reputation for championing some of the most exciting new voices in literature. Be the first to receive his latest pick, PLUS get publishing-insider extras in each package. Delivered in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT subscription  |  $75 per year

Like our bookstore, this subscription showcases the vital work of our fellow small and independent presses and will introduce you to new and groundbreaking publishers, authors, and books. Each of the six books you'll receive per year will be one of the most compelling, curious, eclectic titles we've encountered. PLUS, get a personal note from one of our booksellers and insider extras in each package. Delivered in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

LONG LIVE BOOKS subscription  |  $175 per year

When we opened Milkweed Books, we programmed our register to make every receipt include the inscription, "Long live the book. The book is not dead." This subscription combines the Read This Next! and Indie Spotlight subscriptions to provide you with a new book and exclusive extras every month of the year. With selections ranging from hardcover nonfiction from big publishers to paperback novellas from small presses, the Long Live Books subscription pays tribute to books we love to read, and celebrates the distinctive mix of titles that made City Pages name Milkweed Books the Best Bookstore of 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of "insider 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'll give you plenty of advance warning by sending you renewal notices, but you can also contact Celia Mattison, our Warehouse Manager. She'll be able to check the status of your subscription and process your renewal when the time comes.