What does the Wisconsin Stay at Home Order mean for us?

We'd like to begin by saying thank you to all of our amazing customers for the continued business, patience and understanding as we trudge through what is an unknown territory for all of us. We would also like to thank our local and regional government officials for providing strong leadership and guidance.

As you likely know as of today, Governor Tony Evers has signed a "Safer at Home" order. What does that mean for us? We want to encourage everyone to follow this order, and stay safe and healthy at home. Our operations will change a bit over the coming weeks.

Here is what has changed:

  1. We will have one staff member maintaining essential back office operations from Noon to 4:00pm Wednesdays through Saturdays who can also take phone calls, take orders, and offer reading recommendations. Orders can be processed by phone at 715-779-0200, via email at info@apostleislandsbooksellers.com, or through our online store at www.apostleislandsbooksellers.com with discounted shipping.
  2. We will not be offering curbside pickup for the time being.
  3. Please note, due to the high level of shipping from our main distributors, they are running 1-3 days behind schedule on shipping. Orders placed online should arrive within 3-5 business days, but we will alert you if this changes.

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.

Finally, we want to reassure you that we continue to take the utmost precautions within the shop to keep everything clean and our staff healthy. We wash our hands religiously and scrub surfaces obsessively. Every book that leaves our shop is wiped down and then bagged or boxed up immediately.

We look forward to the time when we can finally all chat about our favorite books in person. In the meantime, check out some of the links below for a little literary relief from some of our favorite authors.

Actor Patrick Stewart offering a Sonnet a day.
Kids get drawing lessons from best selling Mo Willems.
Author Colum McCann doing an online book club for his latest novel, Apeirogon.
A great list of authors and celebrities offering online story time!

Please stay safe and healthy, and most importantly, stay home!
~From all of us at AIB

~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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