Our Mission

The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, we produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience.

Help Support Good Books


Coffee House Press is an internationally renowned independent book publisher and arts nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN; through their literary publications and Books in Action program, CHP acts as a catalyst and connector—between authors and readers, ideas and resources, creativity and community, inspiration and action.

Board of Directors and Staff Directory

Coffee House Press is led by twenty-one directors and twelve staff members. If you know the person you’re looking for, contact them directly using the information listed in the staff directory. All phone calls are routed through the main office phone number. If you don’t know whom to contact, the links below will help you identify the appropriate staff member for your request.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, you can reach us by email at info@coffeehousepress.org, by phone at (612) 338-0125, or by mail at the following address.

Coffee House Press
79 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Order FAQ

Have a question about your online order from Coffee House? Find answers to your questions here!


An internship at Coffee House Press will introduce you to all aspects of a small literary publisher, and will give you skills that can also easily transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere.


At Coffee House Press, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. This commitment is shared by our leadership team and aligns with our organizational mission, vision, values, and standards of behaviors.

Rights and Permissions

Request permission to use a portion of one of our books for your classroom, anthologies, foreign translation rights, film, audio, and all other queries.

Media Requests

Press kits, review copies, author and cover images available upon request.


We provide exam and desk copies to educators.

Submission Guidelines

Our open reading period for Spring 2016 has now closed. Thank you to all who sent work. We look forward to reading it.

Job Openings

There are no openings at this time.