Madison Area, South Central Wisconsin Bookstore Directory

Barnes & Nobles Booksellers (two locations)

Address: 1 East Towne Mall 53704, Madison
Phone: 608-241-4695
Address: 7433 Mineral Point Rd 53717
Phone: 608-827-0809

Blake's Books

Address: 5149 Anton Dr, Fitchburg 53719
Phone: 608-204-0006

Browzer Bookshop

Address: 668 State St, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-255-5521
Hours: 10:30-6 (M-Tu), 11-6 (W-F), 11-5 (Sa), 12-5 (Su)
Description: 150,000 Books on all subjects. Books wanted. Personal libraries, Estate Collections & Books in Quantity.

Capital City Comics

Address: 1910 Monroe St, Madison, 53711
Phone: 608-251-8445
Hours: 11-7 (M-F), 10-5 (Sa)
Description: New and back issue comics, graphic novels

Driftless Books & Music

Address: 518 Walnut Street, Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-638-book
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Hours: Winter hours: Closed until March 1, browsing by appointment only. Summer hours: Tues.-Sat.: 11-6 pm; Sunday: 12-4 pm.
Description: New, Used, Rare, & Antiquarian Books. We buy, sell, and trade. Custom book searches. Possibly Wisconsin's largest used book store.

The Foundry Books

Address: 105 Commerce Street, Mineral Point, 53565
Phone: 608-987-4363
Hours: April through December - Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday by chance or appointment. Always closed on Monday. January through March - By chance or by appointment. Please phone or email, other hours by appointment.
Description: Used and antiquarian books.

Frugal Muse Books, Music & Video

Address: 235 Junction Rd, Madison 53717
Phone: 608-833-8668
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Hours: 10-9 (M-Sa), 10-5 (Su)
Description: We offer an extensive selection of new and used hardcovers and paperbacks at reduced prices. We special-order new books at 25% off. We are always buying from the public in any quantity: books, audiobooks, CDs, DVD's and more.

Graham Crackers Comics

Address: 2831 E. Washington Ave., Madison, 53704
Phone: 608-422-4110
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Hours: 11-7 (Tu-F), 10-6 (Sa)
Description: Full service comic book shop, a branch of "Illinois' #1 Comic Book Store"

Half Price Books Records Magazines (two locations)

Address: 4250 East Towne Blvd, Madison, 53704
Phone: 608-244-1189
Address: 626 S Whitney Way, Madison, 53711
Phone: 608-273-1140
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Jef Hinds Comics

Address: P.O.Box 44803, Madison, 53744
Phone: 608-277-8750
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Description: Specializing in pre-1980 comic books. Buying collections of 10c and 12c comics. Appraisal and grading services available.

Keele's Books & Collectables

Address: In Antique Mall 1, 720 Oak St (next to the Police Station), Wisconsin Dells, 53913
Phone: 608-355-7648
Description: Quality children's books in affordable editions

Mimosa Books

Address: 260 W Gilman St, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-256-5432
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Hours: 11-7 (M-F), 10-6:30 (Sa), 12-5 (Su)
Description: Books for spiritual & personal growth and wellness, New Age/World/Native American/Celtic and more music, yoga & meditation supplies, sacred art, jewelry, incense, henna tattoos, workshops and free talks.

Mystery to Me

Address: 1863 Monroe Street, Madison 53711
Phone: 608-283-9332
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Hours: 10-7 (Tu-F), 10-5 (Sa), 11-4 (Su), closed Mondays.
Description: The mystery genre offers a wide selection of everything from cozies and historical mysteries to thrillers and police procedurals. In addition to mystery there is a small non-mystery nook along with a growing selection of work by local authors that includes everything from poetry to memoir, and a growing selection of children and young adult titles.

A New Hope Collectible Toys and Comics

Address: 254 West Gilman Street Second Floor, Madison 53703
Phone: 608-515-8722
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Hours: Monday-Wednesday: Closed; Thursay-Saturday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Description: Toys, statues, anime, video games and comic books, including vintage Star Wars, GI Joe and other toys from the 1970's on. Collectible comics silver to modern age.

Ocooch Books & Libations

Address: 145 West Court St, Richland Center 53581
Phone: 608-647-8826
Hours: 10-5:30 (Tu-Th), 10-7 (F), 10-4 (Sa)
Description: General interest bookstore with unique regional interest. Microbrew beers, single malt scotches and unique wines from around the world.

Paul's Book Store

Address: 670 State St, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-257-2968
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Hours: 9-7 (M-Sa), 12-5 (Su)
Description: Since 1954. Large general stock of used and out-of-print books. We buy libraries or single volumes. Browsers invited.

Prairie Bookshop

Address: 117 E Main Street, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: 608-437-4118
Hours: 10-6:30 (M-F), 10-5 (Sa), 11-5 (Su)
Description: A general interest bookstore serving the rural communities west of Madison. Specialties include nature, rural living and Wisconsin.

Readers Realm Gallery of New & Gently-Used Books, Gifts & Whimsy

Address: 147 E. Montello St, Montello, WI 53949
Phone: 608-297-2200
Facebook Page: Readers Realm Gallery
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 - 5; Sunday 10 - 4.
Description: Located in a grand historic church built in 1875 on Highway 23 near Montello's beautiful granite waterfalls. Opened in 2014.

A Room of One's Own

Address: 315 W Gorham St Ste C, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-257-7888
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Hours: 10-8 (M-Th), 10-6 (Sa), 12-5 (Su); (Winter Jan-Mar) 10-7 (M-Th), 10-6 (Sa), 10-5 (Su)
Description: An independent bookstore with a strong selection of general books. Specialties in fiction, poetry, spirituality, feminist, political and LGBT titles. Also music, t-shirts, cards, journals, calendars and a wide selection of fair trade gift items. We carry books for women's studies and related classes at the University of Wisconsin.

Stony Hill Books & Gallery

Address: 2140 Regent St, Madison, 53726
Phone: 608-231-1247
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Hours: 10-5 (T-Sa)
Description: Specializiing in books on Latin America, Mexico and Cuba, books in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Also ethnic textiles, Fine Art and Oriental carpets

T. S. Vandoros Rare Books

Phone: 608-836-8354

20th Century Books

Address: 1421 South Park Street #200, Madison, 53715
Phone: 608-441-1957
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Hours: 10-5:30 (M-Sa), 12-5:30 (Su)
Description: Popular culture specialist, including comics, science fiction, mysteries.

The University Book Store (four locations)

Address: 711 State St, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-257-3784 and 800-993-BOOK
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Hours: 9-7 (M-Th), 9-5:30 (F-Sa), 12-5 (Su)

Address:Hilldale Shopping Center, 702 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, 53705
Phone: 608-238-8455 and 800-993-BOOK
Hours: 9-9 (M-Sa), 11-9 (Su)

Address: The University Book Store, Health Sciences Learning Center, next to the Hospital parking ramp, 750 Highland Ave, Madison, 53705
Phone: 608-663-2665 and 800-993-BOOK
Hours: 7:45-5:30 (M-F), 10-3 (Sa)

Address: University Book Store - Janesville, 2500 Milton Ave Ste 132, Janesville, 53545
Phone: 608-758-8023 and 800-993-BOOK
Hours: 10-9 (M-Sa), 11-6 (Su)

Village Booksmith

Address: 526 Oak St, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-355-1001
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Hours: 10-6 (M, Tu, Th), 10-10 (W,F), 10-5 (Sa)

Westfield Comics (two locations)

Address: 7475 Mineral Point Rd 53717
Address: 944 Williamson St 53703
Phone: 608-833-4444
Hours: 12-6 (Su-Tu), 11-8 (W-F), 11-6 (Sa)
Description: New comics and graphic novels

Wisconsin Historical Museum Store

Address: 30 N Carroll St, Madison, 53703
Phone: 608-264-6565
Web Site:
Hours: 9-4 (T-Sa)
Description: Specializing in Wisconsin's history, people and places for readers of all ages. We carry a wide array of books on many subjects, including the Woodland Indians, the Iron Brigade, ethnic Wisconsin and genealogy.