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Books! 30+ Shops, Groups, and Events for Rochester Bibliophiles

You can travel the world, through all of time and space, just reading books. You can live alternate lives and see through others eyes. You can learn about anything, feel every feel, think every thought. When reading a book, the destination is the journey. Here are a few places to start your adventure without leaving the Rochester area!

Greenwood Books
Greenwood Books

Book Stores

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake
  1. Small World Books Rochester
  2. Mood Makers Rochester
  3. Corner Bookstore Fairport
  4. Greenwood Books Rochester
  5. Bookends Henrietta
  6. Yesterday’s Muse Webster
  7. North Star Books Rochester
  8. Rick’s Recycled Books Rochester
  9. The Dog Eared Book Palmyra
  10. Books, ETC. Macedon
  11. Before Your Quiet Eyes Rochester
  12. Liftbridge Bookstore Brockport
  13. Explore the Book Store! Clifton Springs
  14. Barnes & Noble Goodwill
  15. Salvation Army
  16. Greenovation
Hemlock Lake little library
Little Free Libraries


“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice
  1. 32 Monroe County Libraries
  2. Library Book Sales
  3. Little Free Libraries

84 Performing Arts Venues Around Rochester

Rochester has an excellent performing arts scene! Find plays and musicals by high school and college students, local professionals, and touring companies.

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Book Fairs & Events

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book.”

J.K. Rowling
  1. MAY Free Comic Book Day
  2. MAY Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
  3. SEP Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
  4. NOV Rochester Children’s Book Festival
Writers and Books
Writers & Books

Reading & Discussion Groups

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451
  1. Writers & Books
  2. Rochester Reads
  3. Meet Up
  4. Liftbridge
  5. Monroe County Library System
  6. As the Page Turns Greece Library
  7. Rochester Academy of Medicine 1441 Book Club
  8. League of Women Voters
  9. How to start a book club
  10. Resources for Book Groups

Learn to Write

  1. Writers & Books
  2. Gell Writers Retreat

90 Other Museums Around Rochester

Explore some lesser-know, off-the-beaten-path, and odd-collection museums around Rochester, like the ones dedicated to trains, planes, and brains!

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Where is your favorite place to find new and used books?

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