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Apostle Islands Booksellers

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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August 2018

This bookstore is right on the main street of Bayfield. They have very good hours. Its selection... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Reed S
Unique selection

Friendly, knowledgable staff. Unique collection of items I have not found elsewhere. Example - a... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
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15 Aug 2018
“August 2018”
8 Jun 2018
“Unique selection”
Apostle Islands Booksellers is a full-service, locally-owned, independent bookstore located in Bayfield, Wisconsin on the south shore of Lake Superior. Our collection of books emphasizes the history, cultures, nature, lifestyle, cuisine and...more
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112 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
+1 715-779-0200
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This bookstore is right on the main street of Bayfield. They have very good hours. Its selection is quite broad, with a particular special emphasis on the local area and Wisconsin. They do have good choices for all tastes and subjects.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Reed S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Friendly, knowledgable staff. Unique collection of items I have not found elsewhere. Example - a book comparing types of mosquitos, and a field guide to earthworms. Plus more common books, as well. Fiction and non-fiction. I'd definitely go back.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We make a point to visit this bookstore every time we go to Bayfield. It has a wonderful selection of books. The owner/staff are always super friendly and helpful. They seem to have either read or are familiar with every book I select. I always...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Oronomn
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We always stop by this bookstore every time we visit Bayfield. Great staff picks, and they provide so much information regarding books that have personally read. The experience of talking to such knowledgeable staff make this a true gem.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank karonohm
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friendly knowledgeable staff with good selection of popular as well as local offerings. My husband had to come and drag me out of there. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sazoram
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I always love to check out these small bookstores when we travel and this one was a gem. It's cute outside and in, with a lovely authentic old feel and charm. The clerk was nice and helpful and helped me pick out a couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank susanwithagoodbook
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, a gem of a bookstore! Located right on the main drag this place is packed with relevant must-reads. It's very clean, well organized and they have a very helpful, friendly staff. Picked up a few books and for the one we wanted...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped in to grab another book and immediately fell in love with it. It's everything a bookstore should be. What an wonderfully intimate setting rather than large, cold feeling chain stores. It's well stocked for many interests. The manager is awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charmaine P
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a very specific book and they had a copy. What a great surprise. The friendly and helpful staff, well organized shelves and welcoming environment made me want to stay a while but I wandered in just before closing and did not...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank SandraS101
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We boarded a car ferry from northern WI for a days visit to Madeline Island. Tho Madeline Is was not technically one of apostles, it is nonetheless the largest of the group here. The islands were first inhabited by the Obijwa Indians and is known...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank camnowik98
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