The John Bale Book Company

158 Grand Street

Waterbury, CT 06702

(203) 757-2279

(203) 591-1801

[email protected]

Caterings and Meeting Spaces:
Call and ask for Krista or Ede!

Is your business or committee meeting in downtown Waterbury and you're looking for a catering service that provides fresh, quality food? Our cafe is always ready to specialize your order to meet your dietary desires! Vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request. Our tea room, hosted in our second floor rare book room, seats 26 people comfortably and can be expanded to meet your needs! Last minute requests can usually be accommodated.

Open Mics/Poetry Readings/Book Signings:
Call and ask for Bilal!

Is your high school/college group looking for a place to host their writing club/literary reading/artistic event? We'd love to hear your ideas! Feel free to call to discuss options.

Book Buying & Selling:
Call and ask for Dan!

We purchase especially rare and unusual material, individually or in massive quantities. Whole libraries, public or private, as well as photographs, paintings, prints, postcards, ephemera, and all other forms of antique paper goods. Dan also provides an appraisal service, for estate purposes, income taxes, insurance reasons, and the like, at reasonable rates.