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Welcome to The Village Booksmith, south-central Wisconsin's premier source for quality used books, including rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find titles.  We feature extensive collections of popular fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, along with shelves dedicated to regional and world history, art, nature, religion, cooking, poetry, pets, travel, and much, much more!  Visit the stage to browse our children's books, which range from board books for toddlers to antiques from decades past.  It's all too much to describe here, so please stop in for a visit.

In accordance with Wisconsin Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” order,
The Village Booksmith will be closed indefinitely.

We hope to be able to offer curbside pickup and/or delivery to satisfy your book/puzzle/magazine/journal/greeting card needs.

We’ll be checking phone messages (608-355-1001) and
email (books@villagebooksmith.com) daily,
so please be in touch if there’s something you need,
and we will find a way to get it to you!

You can also check out a sample of our rare book inventory here.


We have fresh coffee or tea, lots of comfy chairs, and sometimes a friendly black lab waiting for you!

As the cultural center of downtown Baraboo, we also offer frequent events--almost always free!  
Poetry?  Quiz Night?  Bloomsday? Toast of the Town?  Surrealist Night?  Music?
Follow the link to the left for a complete schedule of this month's events!

We are open: Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
                          Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                          Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                          Sunday: generally closed, but if the lights are on, come on in!

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.  Live out of town?  For one thin dollar, we'll take your order over the phone and mail the gift certificate to your recipient!  

If you're looking for Rob's campaign site, you'll find that here.
526 Oak Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
608-355-1001    books@villagebooksmith.com