Now located at 2803 E. Hamilton Avenue in the Hamilton Square shopping
center, Crossroad Books has been pursuing its motto of “Fair Prices for Fine Books” since opening in 1996. We are committed to carrying hard-to-find, unusual, quality books.
Read below to learn more about our shop, stock and philosophy of book selling.
We are first and foremost a general used book store with a mix of fiction and non-fiction. We carry books on a wide variety of topics but have a special interest in the following areas:
*Military History (with an emphasis on Civil War & World War II)
*American History / Americana
*Wisconsin & Regional Titles
*Travel & Exploration
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Central Time
Wednesday: Open by chance or appointment only, please give us 48 hours notice
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OUR PHILOSOPHY OF BOOK SELLING
Crossroad Books has been selling used, rare and out-of-print books to both online and in-store customers since 1996. Though we do have a selective inventory of contemporary books currently in demand, we take pride in doing much more than that. We specialize in the books you can’t find or order from the typical chain bookstore. We believe these are the books that truly enrich our lives.
Instead of monotonous stacks of bestsellers, you will find, on our shelves and in our antique cases, books with hand-sewn leather bindings; volumes from small, specialized presses; books by wonderful but lesser-known authors; and books on esoteric subjects that chain stores don’t find profitable to carry.
We are different from some used book stores where searching for a book can be a frustrating process. You won’t find teetering stacks of books covering the floors or books leaning haphazardly on shelves. We respect books and our customers too much for that. You also won’t have to dig through tired old copies of Reader’s Digest condensed books or book clubs without dust jackets.
We want you to find the book that will keep you up reading until 2 a.m. because you can’t bear to put it down; the book you read as a child and now want to buy for your granddaughter; the book your best friend cherishes but you accidentally spilled coffee on and want to replace; the book that makes you want to start a reading group because it’s so good you have to talk about it to someone; the book that will change your life or the book you will read aloud to your child tonight.
We want to carry the books that provide a portal to a world worth visiting - books that stimulate wonderful conversations and new ideas or that just make you wish you could write that well. We want to carry books of merit.... the Hemingways and Steinbecks - not the books that burn brightly in new stores for a short time and then are promptly forgotten or replaced by another “book of the hour.” We have books that are of value today and that will still have a place of honor on your bookshelf decades from now.
So, like other used book stores, we are unique, different than any other. What we are reflects our interests and biases. You will find that we specialize in hard-to-find, unique, esoteric but significant books. We work hard to find and offer titles few other bookstores do. We strive to sell books that are only in the best condition so that you will be proud to display them on your shelves too. We do that because we care deeply about the written word and the power it has. We also love to hear a customer exclaim, “I’ve been looking for this for years!”
STORE HOURSMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2803 E. Hamilton Ave.,
Eau Claire, WI 54701