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"We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test." - Isabel Allende

UPDATE: Monday, May 18th, 2020

We have been so grateful and overwhelmed by the incredible support this town has shown us during this crazy time.

In light of the slow re-opening of Connecticut, Elm Street Books will be extending our hours of operation.

We are not yet ready to have customers inside the store, but will continue to provide curbside pick up outside the store.

Our new schedule will be effective Wednesday, May 20th – Curbside Pick Up Only

Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5:30p.m.

Saturday – 12 – 5p.m.

Sunday – Closed


How to get books from Elm Street Books

  1. Call the store 203-966-4545
    • If we have the book in stock, we will take your credit card over the phone and put the book outside the store for curbside pick up
  2. Stop by the store during store hours and knock on the window and request what you would like.
  3. Write the store managers, Manda or Melissa with your requests or questions at or
  4. Order books on this website


  • We do have new releases in the store.
  • We are happy to do special orders for books not available in the store.
  • We can ship books anywhere in the country.

As we move forward, we will be determining how we can best and safely resume our full operation. Thank you for your patience and continued support. 




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