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315 West Gorham St, Suite C
Madison, WI 53703

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Our internet inventory is available online at Abebooks.com, and at Alibris. You can also e-mail or call us directly. We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal. Our e-mail address, avols@chorus.net, is our PayPal account name. Checks from customers unknown to us must clear before the book will be shipped.

Avol’s has a Facebook page


Store Hours:
10 am–8 pm Mon–Sat   Noon–5 pm Sun

If you are calling about the availability of a new or used book, please call A Room of One's Own Bookstore at 608-257-7888.

If you are calling about selling your used books, please call Ron at 608-255-4730.

Avol’s Bookstore is now Avol’s Books LLC. Our used book inventory is mingled with the brand-new books belonging to A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, which now occupies our former space. More used books can be found in the rooms off the hallway at the back of the store.

If Ron is not available, sellers can always leave the books they wish to sell at the buying counter along with their contact info (name, phone, e-mail).

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Madison’s independent bookstore scene underwent a change in the summer of 2012 when two locally owned and operated bookstores, A Room of One’s Own and Avol’s Bookstore, consolidated their businesses into a single location. What makes this merger significant is the fact that Room sells new books, while Avol’s specializes in used and out-of-print titles. The new store is a one-stop, full-service bookstore designed to meet the demands of Madison’s book buyers with a great collection of both new and used books. A Room of One’s Own is now located in the space formerly occupied by Avol’s, at 315C W. Gorham, off State Street, in Madison, Wisconsin. Ron Czerwien, owner of Avol’s, is the used-book buyer for the new store, and continues to sell books online under the Avol’s name.