Upcoming Events at Room

Colin Winnette, author of The Job of the Wasp

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

author photo of Colin Winnette, next to his book jacket, a disturbing flesh color with the title The Job of the Wasp raising up in it

Sue Robinson, author of Networked News, Racial Divides

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Sue Robinson author photo and book cover

T. S. Banks and Matthew Lewis Poetry Event

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

T S Banks and Matthew Lewis author photos

Ben Austen, author of High-Risers

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Offsite at Everyday Gay Holiday: Sami Schalk, author of Bodyminds Reimagined

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Forrest Gander, author of Core Samples from the World

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Book Launch for Michael Edmonds, author of Taking Flight

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body Is Not An Apology

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Introducing Libro.fm!

Audiobook Memberships are now available at A Room of One's Own!

Powered by our audiobook partner Libro.fm, your first month is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our Libro.fm site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free.

About Us

A Room of One's Own Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Madison, Wisconsin since 1975.

Our New Location: In late July 2012, Room moved to 315 W. Gorham St., joining forces with our friends at Avol's Bookstore, just down the street from Community Pharmacy. We are now pleased to offer new and used books, in twice the space we had at our Johnson St. location! We encourage you to bring your gently-used books in to sell.

Avol's Used Books: Avol's continues to maintain a used book buyback counter in our space. We are always interested in buying good, clean used books. We generally do not buy books with underlining, highlighting, water damage or severe wear. We do not buy Romance novels, Westerns, Reader's Digest books, magazines or journals. If you have any questions or would like to talk to the used book buyer, please call 608-255-4730 and ask for Ron. You can also find Avol's on the web at www.avolsbooks.com.

A Room of One's Own is an independent, local bookstore: 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.

Room's feminist community: We are proud to be a central part of Madison's women's community, and our roots in Madison's feminist community go deep. Our store has given us the opportunity to provide a meeting place, event forum, and safe space. We are happy to host community events. If your small book or discussion group would like to use our community room to meet, please call ahead to check availability at 608-257-7888. 

Web Orders and e-books: We are happy to be able to offer e-books and web orders for in-store pickup or mail delivery through our website! Please note that our website does not reflect our in-store stock: please call us at (608) 257-7888 to find out if we have the title (new or used) that you would like.

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