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 have said, “This is what bookshops used to be like.” DetroitDvotion.com has called our Twain Room "the ultimate in cozy." Come visit us and discover for yourself what makes Village Lights Bookstore one of the most inviting bookstores in our region. You'll receive a warm and fuzzy greeting from Grrrtrude Stein or 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, 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 spacious reading room, comfy chairs, free Wi-Fi, and, of course, ... the bookstore cats.
In lieu of a visit to our actual storefront, you can purchase from our curated lists below, go directly to our website to browse and shop more broadly, or order in person by giving us a call at 812-265-1800.