About Us

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. 


Sunday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 3 pm - 8 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

COVID-19 Protocols

Masking is not required, but encouraged if you are feeling unwell. We have masks available for anyone entering our building.

Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and in bathrooms. Please follow CDC recommendations and wash your hands frequently.

If you'd like to get in touch with us, head to our contact page to email Clara O'Connor, Bookstore Coordinator, at ampersand@wab.org, or call us at (585) 473-2590 x 107.