The John Bale Book Company                       158 Grand Street              Waterbury, CT 06702                          [email protected]      (203) 591-1801

Welcome to The John Bale Book Company where you'll find a range of books from bargain level to true rarities within our 4 story building in downtown Waterbury, just one block north of I84. 

We hope you'll stop in during the week or on Saturday afternoon to browse our shelves.  When you come into the first floor you'll find our general stock as well as our full service cafe. Upstairs on the second floor is our rare book room. 


Looking for our regular menu?         Click here!    

On the upper floors our staff manages our online inventory of 60,000 volumes, that are housed on-site or in our nearby warehouse.   

The links on this page will help you with directions and hours of operation as well as allow you to search our online inventory from home.  We encourage you to become our Facebook friend to see where Dan will be for his next book fair.   

Our menu links should answer your questions but we'd love to meet you in person so feel free to stop by. 

For those of you interested in the tea room, we have decided not to reopen it. We are expecting the space to be the home of Waterbury's Police and Fire Museum. We'll post more as the time approaches.