Bookstores in Wisconsin

A guide to the best independent
Wisconsin bookstores


Angels Forever Windows of Light - Appleton WIAngels Forever - Window of Light

310 W College Ave.
Phone: (920) 738-6636
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Events: Readings, Discussion Groups, Aura Photography
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Unique items and gifts for the body, mind and spirit. Everything from Angels to Zen! Featuring the state’s largest selection of sterling silver jewelry and gemstones from around the world. A rare find awaits with angels, crystals, books, music, tarot, candles, incense, aromatherapy, statues, mystical creatures, and Native American and Eastern artifacts. Private psychic readings. Open 7 days a week.


Redbery Books - 43455 Kavanaugh St. - (715) 798-5014

Fish Creek

Peninsula Bookman - Fish Creek WIPeninsula Bookman

4083 Main St.
Phone: (920) 868-1467
Type: Primarily used books with new books
Specialty: Regional, History
Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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A carefully selected collection of 20,000 used and rare titles, focused on regional history, militaria, Americana, as well as a general inventory of literary fiction, mystery, suspense, art, nature, hunting, fishing, exploration and adventure titles. We also stock a broad selection of new books, journals and blank books, antique and reproduction maps, puzzles, and postcards. We take particular pride in presenting a well-organized stock of clean used books in excellent condition.

Fort Atkinson

The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop - 20 E. Sherman Ave. - (920) 568-9940 - Children's books

Green Bay

The Reader's Loft - 2069 Central Ct. #44 - (920) 406-0200


Chapter2Books - 226 Locust St. - (715) 220-8818 - New & Used books


20th Century Books - 1421 S. Park St. - (608) 441-1957 - Specialty: Comics/Pop Culture

A Room of One's Own Bookstore - Madison WIA Room of One's Own Bookstore

315 W. Gorham St.
Phone: (608) 257-7888
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Feminist, GLBT, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings

Room offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, greeting cards, and t-shirts. We also have strong children's and young adult, women's studies and LGBT fiction and nonfiction sections.

Avol's Bookstore - 315 W. Gorham St. - (608) 255-4730 - Used books

Rainbow Bookstore Co-Op - 426 W. Gilman St. - (608) 257-6050 - Used books - Specialty: Alternative


LaDeDa Books & Beans - 1624 New York Ave. - (920) 682-7040


Bookends on Main - 214 E. Main St. - (715) 233-6252


Boswell Book Company - 2559 N. Downer Ave. - (414) 332-1181

Outwords Books, Gifts & Coffee - Milwaukee WIOutwords Books, Gifts & Coffee

2710 N. Murray Ave.
Phone: (414) 963-9089
Type: New books
Specialty: GLBT
Sidelines: Cafe/Food, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Book Clubs
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Outwords Books Gifts & Coffee is conveniently located in Milwaukee's East Side, a short drive or bus ride. Coming from Wisconsin Ave., Outwords is two blocks from both the “GreenLine” & “30-Maryland” Bus. Please phone for directions. Outwords Books offers a wide selection of LGBT-related books, videos, music cds, magazines, cards, gifts, personalized customer service plus a cozy Coffee Bar offering lights snacks plus a damned good cup of coffee!

People's Books Cooperative - 804 E. Center St. - (414) 962-0575

Rainbow Booksellers - 5704 W. Vliet St. - (414) 774-7205 - Children's books


Woodland Pattern bookstore MilwaukeeWoodland Pattern Book Center

720 E. Locust St.
Phone: (414) 263-5001
Type: New books
Specialty: Literary, Poetry, Small Press, Native American Lit, Art
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Our goals are to promote a lifetime practice of reading and writing, to provide a forum and resource center for writers/artists in our region, and to increase and diversify the audience for contemporary literature through innovative approaches to multi-arts programming. Woodland Pattern is the only Milwaukee, Wisconsin arts organization presenting contemporary literature to the general public on a continuous basis.


Books & Company - 1039 Summit Ave. - (262) 567-0106


BayShore books Oconto WIBayShore Books

302 Collins Ave.
Phone: (920) 834-3220
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional
Sidelines: Gifts, Curiosities, Art, Toys/Games
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BayShore Books LLC is Oconto County’s Independent Bookstore. Whether you are looking for new or used, we offer a wide variety of adult and children’s titles, along with puzzles, toys, gifts, and journals. Can't find what you are looking for? Let us special order that new or out of print book for you.  


Apple Blossom Books - 200 E. City Center - (920) 230-3395

Paper Tiger Book & Tobacco Shop - 100-D City Center - (920) 231-0800*


Book Heads - 216 E. Mill St. - 920) 892-6657


Northwind Book & Fiber - 205 Walnut St. - (715) 635-6811

Spring Green

Arcadia Books Spring Green WIArcadia Books

102 E. Jefferson St.
Phone: (608) 588-7638
Type: New & Used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Coffee/Tea
Events: Author signings, readings
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The independent bookstore you'll wish was in every town, and the independent-minded cafe you'll be glad to find inside.

Stevens Point

The Book Look - 2724 Post Rd. - (715) 341-2665


Bramble Bookstore - 213 S. Main St. - (608) 637-8717

Driftless Books & Music - 518 Walnut St. - (608) 638-2665 - Used books


Chequamegon Book Co. - 2 E. Bayfield St. - (715) 373-2899 - Used books

Washington Island

Islandtime Books & More - 1885 Detroit Harbor Rd. - (920) 847-2565


Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books - 401 E. Main St. - (920) 206-2885


Dragonwings Bookstore - 108 N. Main St. - (715) 256-9186 - Children's books


Janke Book Store - 505 3rd St. - (715) 845-9648


The Little Read Book - 7603 W. State St. - (414) 774-2665

West Bend

Fireside Books & Gifts - 1331 W. Paradise Dr. - (262) 334-1444


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