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Are you accepting used books for sale or donation? We are not currently accepting used book sales, donations, or textbook buybacks. These services are on hold until we reopen to the public.

I'm a University of Wisconsin - Madison student; how can I order my coursebooks? Fall 2020 Students: Please see our Fall 2020 Student Textbook/Course Material Information Page before ordering textbooks!

About Us

A Room of One's Own Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Madison, Wisconsin since 1975. Our current location is 315 W Gorham St., Madison WI 53703.

A Room of One's Own is your local, independent, feminist bookstore: Room offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, toys, and greeting cards. We also have strong children's and young adult, women's studies, and LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction sections.

Web Orders and e-books: We are happy to be able to offer e-books, digital audiobooks through and web orders for delivery via USPS! 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. The brick-and-mortar shop is not currently open to the public and we have suspended our vestibule collection service in observance of local health recommendations. We'll be sure to update our various social media platforms and our newsletter subscribers with any fresh happenings.

Contact Us

Where you can find us:
315 W. Gorham St
Madison, WI 53703

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We are centrally located just off of Madison's main downtown shopping area! We are on Gorham St. just a storefront down from Community Pharmacy, about half a block off of State St. 

Phone: (608) 257-7888
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Monday-Friday :10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm