About Ampersand

Ampersand Books is owned and operated by Writers & Books, Rochester’s leading nonprofit literary arts center. Our intimate space boasts a curated selection of award-winning and hard-to-find fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Specialties include small press titles, texts focused on social justice, and books by local authors. 

When we're not social distancing, you're invited to browse our shelves 6 days a week at 740 University Avenue in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts, and visit us for in-person book launches, readings, and other events.

In the meantime, head to our contact page to get in touch with Clara O'Connor, Bookstore Coordinator, at ampersand@wab.org.

Father and son browse used books.
Father and son browse used books.
Folks browse Ampersand's Toni Morrison selection.