The Village Booksmith

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Welcome to The Village Booksmith, south-central Wisconsin's premier source for quality new and 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.  We can also special-order just about anything!
It's all too much to describe here, so please stop in for a visit.

With the relaxation of Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” restrictions,
We are very happy to welcome you back into our shop!

We respectfully require the following precautions to ensure
a safe shopping experience
for our other patrons and staff:
1) Wear a mask or other facial covering;
2) Use hand sanitizer before handling any books or other merchandise;
3) Keep a safe distance from other patrons;
Please DON’T come into the store if you are feeling sick.

If we get sick, the store has to close!

We are still happy to offer contact-free vestibule pickup and local bicycle delivery
if you prefer!

Sorry, events continue to be postponed indefinitely.



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 6 p.m.
                          Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                          Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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!  

526 Oak Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
608-355-1001    books@villagebooksmith.com