Apostle Islands Booksellers

Apostle Islands Booksellers


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About Us

Make Us Your Local Bookseller! OPEN YEAR ROUND!

Welcome to Apostle Islands Booksellers! We are a full-service, locally-owned, independent bookstore located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Our collection emphasizes the history, culture, nature, lifestyle, cuisine and activities of our beautiful locale - Bayfield, the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, the Great Lakes, the Chequamegon Region, Ojibwe Country and the Northwoods.

We also offer carefully selected general fiction and non-fiction titles of interest to residents of Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland and the surrounding communities, as well as the many visitors who journey to the unique and spectacular setting of Madeline Island, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. We also carry a selection of quality accessories and gift items with a regional flavor.

You will find us on Rittenhouse Avenue in the heart of historic Bayfield, Wisconsin across from the Big Water Café and Coffee Roasters. Come in and browse. If we don't have just what you want, we can usually get it for you quickly or find an excellent alternative. Check our calendar and join us for author readings, book groups and other events to add a literary dimension to your Bayfield experience.


  • Located in the heart of historic downtown Bayfield, WI
  • A carefully selected collection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Open year-round!
  • Unique books, accessories and gift ideas
  • Local, regional and national author visits throughout the year


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