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Used and Antiquarian Book Sellers
in Milwaukee and Vicinity

When we travel, we shop the local used book stores. It seems that everywhere in the world the local used and antiquarian book sellers have gotten together and printed brochures listing all their stores. Everywhere but here around Milwaukee. (Milwaukee's Motto: "We don't know the meaning of the word 'provincial.'") So I did it myself.

The used and antiquarian booksellers listed below meet the following criteria: they are in Milwaukee or its suburbs; they operate a retail store; I am aware of their existence. While I try to make this list accurate, you may want to call ahead (to them, not me) to check on hours of operation, continued existence, etc.. Telephone numbers are a local call from Milwaukee.

Aardvark Book Depot, Community Dr., Menomonee Falls, Box 11394, Shorewood, (414) 225-9881

Bayview Books, 2261 S. Howell Ave., (414) 744-0742

Blake Books, 714 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 272-1000

The Book Cellar, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. [in the Central Library], (414) 286-2142

6254 N. Port Washington Rd., (414) 964-5088

Book Reader - Paperback Exchange, 5846 W. Blue Mound Rd., (414) 778-2323

The Book Review Paperback Exchange
2220 S. 108th St., (414) 541-8896
17000 W. Capitol Dr. (262) 783-7878

The Book Trader, 3172 S. 27th St., (414) 645-9666

Bookworm of New Berlin, 3554 S. Moorland Rd., (262) 821-3820

Capital City Comics, 2565 N. Downer Ave., (414) 332-8199

Constant Reader Bookshop, Ltd., 1627 E. Irving Pl., (414) 291-0452

Dee's Paper Back Exchange, 145 Park Ave., Pewaukee, (262) 691-2226

Downtown Books, 327 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 276-5330

Half Price Books
8514 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 354-1235
16720-G W. Blue Mound Rd., (262) 789-0280
5032 S. 74th St., (414) 281-0000

Have Books - Will Sell, 7957 W. Wind Lake Rd., Ste. N, Wind Lake, (262) 895-3508 - fax (262) 895-3509 - Email

Hidden Staircase, 525 Milwaukee, Delafield, (262) 646-5537

House of Scorpio, 5922 W. Burnham St., (414) 545-7470

Just Books, 845 N. Marshall St., (414) 278-8478

Lavender Bookworm, Parkland Mall, Muskego, (262) 422-1821

Meandaur Bookseller, 17125 W. Cleveland Ave., (262) 786-6650

Mystery One Bookshop, 2109 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 347-4077

Old Magazines, 7153 W. Burleigh St., (414) 442-1588

Penny Wise Shop, 626 N. Broadway, (414) 276-0584

Peoples Books, 3512 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 962-0575

Pic-A-Bac Paperback Exchange, 317 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha, (262) 549-1587

Recycled Books and Music, 2239 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 276-1321

Renaissance Book Shop
834 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 271-6850
5300 S. Howell Ave. [in the airport terminal], (414) 747-4526
see "Port Authority," Sullivan's Travels by Terry Sullivan, Chicago March 1997, p. 168

Rereads, 1310 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee, (414) 764-7284

A. & B. Schroeder Books, 708 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-0583

Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
2559 N. Downer Ave., (414) 332-1181
10979 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-6220

Time Traveler Book Store, 7143 W. Burleigh St., (414) 442-0203

Harry Vartigian Bookseller, 7136 W. Cold Spring Rd., (414) 541-0137

Volume Three, 6330 W. North Ave., (414) 259-9702

Yesterday's Memories Old Book Shop, 5631 W. Center St., (414) 444-6210


For brief reviews of some of these sellers and others, I suggest:

David S. and Susan Siegel
The Used Book Lover's Guide To The Midwest (1995)
Book Hunter Press
P. O. Box 193
Yorktown Heights, NY 10593




Here's my book shopping list.


Revised December 30, 2006.

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