Welcome to Village Lights Bookstore!
Welcome to Village Lights Bookstore
Shop with us online or, better yet, visit us in person. We are historic Madison, Indiana’s full-service independent bookstore. A locally-owned welcoming establishment, we offer a carefully curated selection of quality new and used books, rare and collectable books, letterpress books from Larkspur Press, special orders, gift cards, comfy chairs, wi-fi, bookbinding and restoration, author events, poetry readings, live music performances, a Steinway grand piano, and... Grrrrtrude Stein & Oliver O. Twist, the bookstore cats.
Covid Protocols for In-Store Shopping
- Face masks are optional, but greatly appreciated. It is difficult to maintain social distance while browsing in the confined spaces of a small bookstore.
- Bookstore staff are fully vaccinated, wear masks, and practice social distancing at all times.
- Hand sanitizer is provided at the sales counter.
- The restroom is closed until further notice.
Taking a long winter's break!
It was a very busy holiday season, and we really, really, need a break. To that end, the Village Lights storefront will be closed through Monday, January 30th. During this time, we aren’t accepting orders by phone or email. However, we invite you to submit your book orders through this website for prompt direct-to-home delivery or for in-store pickup after our return. We’ll resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 31st. Thank you for your understanding and support!