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Milwaukee Bookstores

Downtown Books Bought & Sold

624 N Broadway St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sun 10am-5pm

Whether you want books, comics, magazines, or videos, Downtown Books Bought & Sold is a great place to pop in while strolling around Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Between Michigan Street and Wisconsin Avenue on Broadway, you can’t miss the bright yellow storefront. With bookshelves that reach the ceiling, you will definitely need to utilize the ladders they have to access the top shelves. If you’re seeking a classic book shop that seems like the cases are about to burst at the seams, be sure to make an appearance at Downtown Books Bought & Sold. Be warned, there are two guard cats that watch the door for burglars!

Voyageur Book Shop

2212 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
12pm-5pm, daily

Just down the street from Zillman Park is Voyageur Book Shop. Established in 2016, Voyageur resides in Bay View’s Five Points neighborhood. Should you find yourself on Kinnickinnic, Howell Avenue, or East Lincoln, you’re already in a good spot to head over to Voyageur! Additionally, Voyageur is a short drive from Interstate Highway 94. If you’re looking for used books, be sure to write Voyageur at the top of your list. Don’t forget to pet the bookstore cat lurking about!

Ecos Christian Bookstore

3121 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Between 31st and 32nd Street, Ecos Christian Bookstore sits just a few blocks away from Burnham Park and Rogers Park. From Bibles and books to music and movies, Ecos has more than plenty of Christian material. Just up 32nd Street is ALBA Elementary School and Carmen High School of Science and Technology: South Campus. Four blocks East on Burnham Street is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block. Around the corner of 31st is El Senorial Mexican and West down Burnham is Jc Kings Tortas Truck and El Pastorcito Mixe. More than enough places to eat and read after you purchased your books from Ecos Christian Bookstore!

Bay View Books And Music

2653 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Mon Closed
Sun, Tue-Thur 10am-7pm
Fri & Sat 10am-7pm

Bay View Books and Music is a stone and brick storefront between Potter and Lenox on Kinnickinnic Avenue. With bookcases lining every wall, they also have rows of records packed to the gills wherever an open space allows. While they have thirty years of experience in the buying and selling game of used books, they have evolved with the times. Bay View Books and Music has had an online presence for the last seventeen years! Whether you’re seeking fiction, non-fiction, antiquated, or modern books, Bay View Books and Music stocks them all! When you have made your purchase, take Russell Avenue East and find a spot at Cupertino Park or along the Oak Leaf Trail to dive into your books!

Schroeder Used Books & Music

7625 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214

On the corner of 77th and Greenfield is a small little brick building home to Schroeder Used Books & Music. The founding owner, Bill Schroeder, initially had two downtown bookstores before opening the location here in West Allis. Bill’s fifth wife, Alma Maras, runs the operations of the Greenfield Avenue location. Bill Schroeder was born on March 12, 1929, and graduated from North Division High School in 1946. Schroeder attended Marquette University before studying ornithology at Utah State. Schroeder took a year off and lived in Alaska working as a game warden. His field supervisor was murdered by poachers, and that is when Bill returned to Wisconsin. Unfortunately, Bill Schroeder passed away at the cardiac intensive care unit apart of Froedtert Hospital in April of 2018. Bill Schroeder is remembered by his wife, Alma, and his daughter, Meg.

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