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Ordering Books in a Pandemic 

Good news! Our new online shop is live.

We are also still taking special orders.

We can ship orders directly to your home, and we are also offering pickups. Pickup times can be scheduled on Wednesdays through Friday between 2–6 PM, and on Saturdays between 2–5 PM. Books will be bagged in a sanitized area and safely placed on a small, clean table outside of Woodland Pattern’s front window. 

For special orders, contact our book center manager Peter Burzynski and provide a phone number so he can call to confirm your order and complete payment. 

Or, you can give us a call at 414-263-5001 and leave a message with your name and phone number. We are checking voicemail daily and will call you back ASAP. 

We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, Brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414 263 5001

Hours: Tues–Fri | 11-8pm

Sat & Sun | 12–5 pm | Closed Mon

Contactless pick-up: Wed–Fri | 2–6 pm, Sat | 2–5 pm


Building Accessibility: Despite the age of our physical location, and attendant limitations to access, Woodland Pattern is committed to making its programs and facilities available for as many as possible. Please call for more information.

Events Accessibility: Woodland Pattern is in the process of obtaining captioning services for its online events and can provide ASL interpretation for live events. Please contact us with accommodation requests and questions.

© Woodland Pattern 2020