Our Store

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 an inclusive and welcoming establishment. 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 and Oliver O. Twist, the bookstore cats.

As a full-service store, we offer personal attention and expertise, a carefully curated selection of quality used and new books, rare and collectible books, special orders (no shipping or service fee for in-store pick-ups), gift certificates, out-of-print book searches, antiquarian and rare book appraisal, bookbinding and 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 cats.

Village Lights is a member of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and a supporter of the National Coalition Against Censorship.

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