Welcome to Ampersand Books

Poetry in the (Highland Park) Bowl

Immerse yourself in poetry in Rochester’s incomparable outdoor amphitheater! Stay to meet award-winning poets and have copies of your books signed. ASL interpreted. Find out more by visiting the Writers & Books website.

Rochester Roots

Join us for a one-of-a-kind event showcasing five literary luminaries, Brighton High School alumni all, when they return to their greater Rochester roots. Curated by award-winning memoirist and debut short story author Sejal Shah, activities include a feature reading and an opportunity to meet the authors at a book signing that follows. Find out more by visiting the Writers & Books website.

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! We are celebrating by emphasizing books and stories written by AAPI authors.

Make 2024 the Year You Write Your Book

Need some inspiration to get your book on paper? Check out our craft of writing selections to get yourself started!

Black Lives Matter Reading List

10% of sales generated by Ampersand’s Essential Reading: Black Lives Matter is helping build the Readings on Justice collection at Rochester’s Arnett Branch Library. To date, over $600 has been raised. You are encouraged to donate and help grow the fund (select “Other” and write “Arnett Library” in the tribute field). 

Browse our Black Lives Matter reading list


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