What are our plans moving forward as businesses begin to re-open?  

As you likely know, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order. Like you, we are eager to return to our favorite restaurants and shops, but the safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority, so we are not quite ready to open yet. 

COVID-19 has changed the way we all do business. We hope to re-open by Thursday, May 21st which would be our 10th Anniversary! The required safety protocols below are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Wisconsin and Bayfield County Health Departments:

  1. Revised store hours will be 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday, and 10am-2pm on Sundays.
  2. We will be limited to no more than FOUR customers in the store at a time.
  3. Face coverings will be REQUIRED. We will have masks available for purchase soon. 
  4. Everyone will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering the store.
  5. Gloves will be available upon request.

Please know that we will continue to offer curbside pickup and free local delivery to anyone who would rather utilize that service.

To stay up to date on any changes, please visit our online store at www.apostleislandsbooksellers.com, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for our email newsletter. And please use social media to share with us what you've been reading!

Please stay safe and healthy, and keep reading!

~From all of us at AIB


Welcome to Apostle Islands Booksellers - OPEN YEAR ROUND!    

Apostle Islands BooksellersWe are proud to announce we are now accessible to wheelchairs. Just ask for the portable ramp!

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 activities of our locale – the Apostle Islands, the Chequamegon region, Lake Superior, the Great Lakes, Ojibwe Country and the Northwoods.

We offer carefully selected general fiction and non-fiction titles of interest to residents of Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland and the surrounding communities as well as the many visitors who journey to the unique and spectacular settings of Madeline Island, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Gaylord A. Nelson National Wilderness Area. We also carry a selection of quality accessories, maps and charts, and gift items with a regional flavor.

You will find us on Rittenhouse Avenue in the heart of historic Bayfield, Wisconsin across from the Big Water Café and Coffee Roasters. Come in and browse. If we don’t have just what you want, we can usually get it for you quickly or find an excellent alternative. Check our Events calendar and join us for author readings, book groups and other events to add a literary dimension to your Bayfield experience.

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