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. 

We currently operate remotely and are closed for browsing, but we do offer curbside pickup for titles we have in stock. We hope to reopen in September 2021, and look forward to inviting you to browse our shelves 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.