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Burgundy Books

Burgundy Books

1285 Boston Post Road

Westbrook, CT 06498

Phone:(860) 391-9525


Hours:
Daily
10 AM to 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy Books

Burgundy Books was founded by Linda Williams in 2006, in East Haddam Connecticut. The original location of the bookstore was a few steps up from the Goodspeed Opera House and Theatre. The bookstore provides the best collection of books in Connecticut. Williams attended the University of Connecticut, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She continued on at Yale University as a department administrator at the Yale School of Management. She assisted in disseminating publications created at Yale for Hillary Clinton's and Paul Wellstone's Health Care initiatives during their tenure the White House. An article in the Yale Weekly Bulletin and Calendar chronicles her entrepreneurial spirit in the community.

The bookstore opened in its new Westbrook location in May of 2013. The staff organize workshops with writers towards publishing. Published authors give their time at these classes that unfold during 4 sessions. Tuition is $350, and is held at Water's Edge and other locations.

This community-oriented bookstore features a cafe which offers a wide variety of teas, coffee favorites, hot chocolate, cookies and baked goods in an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Author events are usually held at the Water's Edge store in Westbrook as well as other community locations. Their community spirit is exemplified by a variety of projects, including a college scholarship in an effort to support higher education and leadership for the future.

Catch up on events and specials with the bookstore's newsletter, and be sure to check out the unique INSTANT GIFT CARDS. Everything is done wonderfully on-line, or you can email the store at burgundybooks@gmail.com or send text to 860 391-9525. The process is perfect for those that want to give a gift from far away (we ship anywhere in the United States for free, our author events, book orders and other store items.

Provide the book title or gift certificate amount you would like to give, the recipient's name and e-mail address, gift information and gift wrap requirements. You can also include a special message, if you would like. The recipient will receive a gift certificate notification which can be used to order a book (with free shipping), pick out items in the store and receive the same regular discounts. Be sure to leave your phone number and the staff will call you for credit card information (a receipt will be e-mailed to you.

 

PRAISE FOR Burgundy Books

"This is definitely one of the most down-to-earth independent bookstores I've been to in a while. Just the name itself hints at the warm atmosphere you feel once you walk in. There's a great variety of books, many of which the store hosts the authors for frequent book signing events (which are always a good time). The events are laid back with plenty of opportunity to get acquainted with both the authors and the owner of the store. And there's FOOD! Really good food and champagne at these events. The owner is so welcoming and makes you feel right at home when you walk in. She loves to strike up conversations with her customers. I'd say you can expect to enjoy your experience at this bookstore. " --Shay Nisbeth, Google Reviews

Buy your copy of the new young adult novel he Time Box by Leon Capetanos from Burgundy Books today!

The staff of Owl Canyon Press are proud to have our titles on sale in the finest independent bookstores around the country. Each month we feature one of those bookstores here, and we hope readers everywhere will support them. If you would like to have your bookstore featured at Owl Canyon Press, please send an email to editors@owlcanyonpress.com.