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We are now happily installed in our new location at 315 W. Gorham St, with our friends from Avol's Bookstore!

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped us make the move--you were so dedicated and efficient that we were moved much more quickly than we had anticipated! We so appreciated your hard work and good cheer in helping us move.

Here is the view from the front of the store (featuring staffmember Amy behind the desk and volunteers Melissa and Ingrid browsing books!) Front of new store, bright yellow walls and lighting, overlooking the front desk and fiction area.

We spent Monday trying to get settled, doing some rearranging and getting displays set up.  We opened Tuesday, July 24th  at 10 and so far we think the response has been wonderful. We are certainly proud of all the work that has gone into this move. We are still a work in progress, but we think you'll be amazed at how beautiful the store looks!

If you have any questions for us, you can still reach us at (608) 257-7888 and!

Register for World Book Night!

Join Us for World Book Night!

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is pleased to announce that we will serve as a distribution point for World Book Night!

One million free books, representing 30 titles, will given away by 50,000 volunteer book lovers across the U.S. on World Book Night - April 23, 2012.

World Book Night graphic with moon in eclipse, April 23 2012

Read more about the process at the WBN website,

This event is free for anyone who wants to participate! All you have to do is sign up (here is the registration link), choose from the list of 30 great books, and describe what institution, charity, or underprivileged group you plan to donate 20 free copies of that book, and why! Then, in mid-April, stop by Room to pick up the 20 copies you plan to donate, and take them to be given out to their new owners.

The registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers is open through February 1, 2012.

Wisconsin Book Festival!

A Room of One's Own will once again be hosting events for the Wisconsin Book Festival! You can see the full schedule of events taking place all over downtown at will find our friendly faces selling books offsite at some of these events--please say hello if you see us!

We hope to see you for the readings we are hosting in the store, too! For a complete description of each event, please see the Festival Guide. Please call the store with any questions at 608-257-7888! Below you'll find the schedule of in-store events for the Book Festival.

Wednesday, October 19


Thursday, October 20


Friday, October 21


Saturday, October 22


Sunday October 23

Wisdom's Kiss Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780547566870
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 13th, 2011

Good Graces Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780525952381
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dutton Adult - September 1st, 2011

Wingshooters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936070718
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - February 8th, 2011

As If a Bird Flew by Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573661645
Availability: Special Order
Published: F2c - September 8th, 2011

The Oracle of Stamboul Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062012104
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 30th, 2011

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425240830
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - May 3rd, 2011

Apple: A Global History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781861898487
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reaktion Books - October 15th, 2011

The Orchard: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446584692
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 1st, 2011

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590787083
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 1st, 2010

Bluefish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763653347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2011

Miracle Beach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451233820
Availability: Special Order
Published: New American Library - August 2nd, 2011

On Maggie's Watch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425236789
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Publishing Group - November 2nd, 2010

Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781450258739
Availability: Special Order
Published: - October 1st, 2010

Last Seen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780299282943
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 10th, 2011

Staff Picks and Reviews

Room's staff love to recommend titles and answer questions about books! Click on our names below and you'll find some of our favorite titles in our favorite sections of the store!

Sandi's Picks. General fiction, gardening, mystery, cooking.

Nancy's Picks. Spirituality, general fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and more.

Maxwell Street Days Annual Used Book Sale!

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days is July 15, 16, & 17, and A Room of One's Own will once again be selling awesome used books at incredibly low prices! We are asking for your donation of used books to help us through the summer!

several women in a black and white photo standing around a table of books and smiling

Google eBooks!

Room is pleased to announce that you can shop with us for Google eBooks!
We appreciates our customers' desire to read books in the format they prefer, and we are thrilled to finally be able to offer electronic books!

Search for eBooks to read

Read more information about Google eBooks.
They can be read online from your computer' and most e-readers (iPads and iPhones, Android phones, the Sony Reader and the Nook).


Please contact us if you you have any questions. 

The Five More Books Pledge

Our mission to find 365+ people willing to pledge to buy as few as five MORE books from us this year has been going great. We suspected our customers value Room and want to keep their downtown independent bookstore strong and we were right! Please come in and see the pledges on our wall.

Circle M Farm CSA!

Fresh Veggies at Room! Come June, Room of One's Own will be hosting a
drop-off of CSA produce boxes from Circle M Market Farm every other
Wednesday from 7 to7:30. Circle M is located in nearby Blanchardville,
and a number of Room employees and customers work out at the farm.

New Winter Hours

From January 1st through March 31st, A Room of One's Own will close at 7pm on weeknights. Our weekend hours will be unaffected.

Room will be open:
10:00-7:00 Monday-Friday
10:00-6:00 Saturday
12:00-5:00 Sunday

Wisconsin Book Festival

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. We host many talented authors for readings during the Fest, and look for our table at events in other WBF venues!


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