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315 West Gorham St, Suite C
Madison, WI 53703


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Our internet inventory is available online at Abebooks.com, and at Alibris. You can also e-mail or call us directly. We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal. Our e-mail address, avols@chorus.net, is our PayPal account name. Checks from customers unknown to us must clear before the book will be shipped.


Store Hours:
10 am–8 pm Mon–Sat   Noon–5 pm Sun

Call A Room of One's Own Bookstore
at 608-257-7888
Call Ron at 608-255-4730.

Avol’s Bookstore is now Avol’s Books LLC. Our used book inventory is mingled with the brand-new books belonging to A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, which now occupies our former space.

If Ron is not available, sellers can always leave the books they wish to sell at the buying counter along with their contact info (name, phone, e-mail).

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Madison’s independent bookstore scene underwent a major change in August of 2012 when two locally owned and operated bookstores, A Room of One’s Own and Avol’s, agreed to operate out of a single location. What makes this agreement significant is the fact that Room sells new books, while Avol’s specializes in used and out-of-print titles. The resulting store is a one-stop, full-service bookstore with a wide variety of both new and used books. A Room of One’s Own manages the space formerly occupied by Avol’s, at 315C W. Gorham St., in Madison, Wisconsin. Ron Czerwien is an independent bookseller who functions as the used-book buyer for the store and continues to sell used books online under the name Avol’s Books LLC.