Graywolf Press is moving across the Mississippi River from St. Paul to the Traffic Zone Visual Art Center in Minneapolis at the end of August or beginning of September. The date of the literary nonprofit press’s move from the building it has occupied since 1990 depends upon the completion of the buildout of its new offices in the Artspace building in Minneapolis’s trendy Warehouse district, a few blocks from both Lerner Publishing Group’s headquarters and the Minneapolis Public Library.
“It better suits our needs and is in a great location, next to restaurants and coffeeshops,” Mary Matze, Graywolf’s publicity director, explained. Graywolf’s current offices for its nine employees are in a 3, 700 square-foot space, with a 1,500-foot warehouse in the basement. The company is moving into a 3,700 square-foot space that includes both offices and warehouse on the top floor of a six-floor historic building that provides working space for artists in 24 studios.
“We’re joining our friends across the river,” Matze added of the company’s move. Consortium Distributing moved from St. Paul to the Keg House in Northeast Minneapolis last year. Milkweed and Coffee House, the Twin Cities’s two other leading nonprofit literary presses, are also located in Minneapolis.
Founded in Washington State 35 years ago, Graywolf has been headquartered in the Twin Cities since 1985. The press also maintains a satellite office in Manhattan.