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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!

Book Stores

Greenwood Books
Greenwood Books

“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

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

Reading & Discussion Groups

Writers and Books

“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

If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it - Beverly Cleary
If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it – Beverly Cleary
  1. Writers & Books
  2. Gell Writers Retreat

104 Resources for Rochester Day Trip Inspiration

This is where it all began: searching libraries, bookstores, travel information racks, the Internet, and friend’s experiences for Rochester day trip inspiration.

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32 Monroe County Libraries

Signing up for a free library card gives you access to all 32 Monroe County libraries in towns, villages, the city, and Central Library.

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Where is your favorite place to find new or used books? Do you have a favorite Rochester-centric book?

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