The bookstore opened in 1976, before the museum itself. It was designed by Jay Bright, who emulated the white oak finish of the Louis Kahn interior of the museum. The two comfortable chairs, visible from the street, and the custom designed fixtures were a significant counterpoint to the generic mall stores of the era. In 1980, we relocated an adjacent cheese store and expanded.
The ranks of New Haven's used bookstores have thinned a little in recent years: Whitlock's on Broadway is gone, so too is the fine Elm City Books, which had a good run on York Street a few years back. But even if those stores were still around, the Book Trader would be a worthy winner of this category. And even if you couldn't buy a delicious sandwich or muffin here, it would still be a major destination for book lovers. The key is selectivity. The shelves are not weighted down by mediocrity, but rather lifted up by good stuff. Some of it is obvious: You'll get your Ian McEwan, your Kazuo Ishiguro, your Jonathan Spence. Some of it is more obscure: Sitting on shelves in recent weeks has been a first edition of John Ashbery's hard-to-find novel, which he co-authored with James Schuyler. And you can also buy a good paperback mystery or sci-fi adventure.
African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology & Archaeology, Architecture & Design, Art, Asian Studies and more.
The Hickory Stick Bookshop is an independent book shop which has been located in Washington Depot, CT for over 55 years. Are you looking for a particular title or are you hoping for the unexpected? The owners and staff offer over 100 years experience (collectively) in the book business to help you find that book or answer a question. You can also learn about our upcoming book signings, discover what the staff are reading, look for books by local authors, and a lot more.
Located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut, RJ Julia Booksellers has always been a place of inspiration, information, and excitement.<br> RJ Julia opened 20 years ago as an independent bookstore whose mission was, and is, to be a place where words matter, where writer meets reader, where the ambiance and selection and merchandising of books creates an atmosphere that is welcoming and presents the opportunity for discovery. Ultimately we are fiercely committed to putting the right book in the right hand.
Selling used and rare books since 1948, Whitlock's Book Barn is located just minutes from downtown New Haven and Yale University. The store operates from two weatherbeaten barns sitting amid a scenic pasture.<br> For decades, buyers and sellers of used books, old maps, and ephemera have come to Whitlock's looking for intellectual adventure. With these pages, the store now offers a selection of items online, making it possible for those unable to visit to take advantage of the store's unusual finds and bargains.
Another Bookstore is across the street from DiLoreto Hall next to Dunkin’ Donuts. We’re locally owned and independent. No corporate headquarters in another state. All Connecticut State University bookstores are run by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. When you support a local independent bookstore like ours, the revenue is directly funneled back to the community throughout Connecticut. (Here’s Proof) We absolutely guarantee our textbook prices are lower than the local competition. (If we make a mistake you paid more, bring in your receipt and we’ll refund the difference and give you a free notebook for your trouble!)
A charming, upscale bookshop in a historic building in beautiful Kent. A full selection of books on all subjects.
Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 2:00 pm
Cave Comics opened on May 15th 1989 in the old train station in Newtown CT. It's a great old building with 14 foot ceiling giving us a nice open feeling space. We are always striving to be a helpful, informative and fun store that welcomes everyone. Whether its your first comic or the next of many, we're here to make it a great experience.
Shelton's own independent, community bookstore. A full-service, general bookstore with new books for all ages and interests.
On the Road Bookshop is a real 'bricks and mortar' bookshop located in the Farmington Valley of Connecticut. Approximately 8,000 carefully chosen volumes in most subject areas. Softcover books as well as fine editions for collectors; some are quite recent and some are a couple hundred years old.
Collected Stories Bookstore specializes in rare and out-of-print books with a specialty in local history, nautical, literature and poetry as well as nature and history.