Q. Does Hedberg Maps have a brick and mortar store where I can view and purchase maps?
A. Customers are welcome to visit us at our business office in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis. Please call ahead to arrange so we can be sure to be available when you arrive. Also note that most of the wall maps we sell are printed to order; however, we do have a limited selection of the most popular wall maps on hand at the office as well as all of our printed folded maps. Enter at 1450 Van Buren St NE (green awning), we are on the third floor in #314.
For other retailers of traditional folded maps:
In the MInneapolis-St Paul Area, AAA in St Louis Park and Common Good Books in St Paul tend to carry some of the most popular Hedberg Maps (many published under the "Professor Pathfinder" brand). Hedberg Maps' publications are also distributed into many area gas stations/convenience stores
Nationwide, check your local map specialty shop or any Barnes & Noble store. Map selection and inventory levels vary by location.
Q. I want to place an order on behalf of a tax-exempt organization, how can I do that?
A. Hedberg Group only collects sales tax on orders that ship to a Minnesota address. If you are shipping to a Minnesota address, the tax-exempt certificate and the order details can be sent to us via email or fax (612-706-9704).
Q. Why would I need a printed map when I can get maps on my phone or GPS?
A. GPS and phone maps are improving all the time and are a reasonably reliable way to navigate from one point to another. Printed maps, by comparison, are good for:
1. Seeing the "big picture". Literally, one can see a larger more detailed area, which can be helpful for understanding context.
2. Exercising one's brain. Finding one's own route - and maybe even mixing it up by taking different streets once in a while.
3. Discover new and intriguing points of interest that would have otherwise gone unseen.
More FAQ's coming soon - please check back!