Village Lights opened as a bricks-and-mortar shop in November of 2008. We are a quintessential “mom & pop” business, locally owned and independent, and the proprietors, Nathan Montoya and Anne Vestuto, live above the shop. Come visit us on Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, Indiana, the country's largest contiguous National Historic Landmark District and a Designated Indiana Cultural District, on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. We are a welcoming establishment that serves everyone. Visitors say, “This is what bookshops used to be like.” DetroitDvotion.com has called our Twain Room "the ultimate in cozy." Discover for yourself what makes Village Lights Bookstore one of the most inviting bookstores in our region. You'll receive a warm greeting from Grrrtrude Stein, the bookstore cat.
As a full-service store, we offer personal attention and expertise, a carefully curated selection of quality used and new books, special orders (no shipping or service fee for in-store pick-ups), gift certificates, out-of-print book searches, antiquarian & rare book valuation, bookbinding & repair, poetry readings, author events, an 1897 Steinway grand piano, live music events, courtesy coffee, a large reading room, comfy chairs, free Wi-Fi, and, of course, ... the bookstore cat.
We are members of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers for Free Expression, and IndieBound.