Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 6 | Main Street Market, 386 Main St., Middletown, CT | P: 860.704.8222

There’s nothing like holding a REAL BOOK! Find them locally at

The Book Bower.

Recent News & Events

  • 25 June 2015 July 3, 5 pm Author Book Signing
    Friday July 3, 2015 5pm Locus Amoenus Victoria N. Alexander PhD In this dark comedy, a 9/11 widow and her son, Hamlet, have retreated from Brooklyn to the idyllic rural countryside upstate, where for nearly eight years they have run a sustainable farm. Read More »
  • 25 June 2015 Recovery Community New Merchandise
    On July 1 we will start offering books, coins and other new merchandise to the Recovery Community.  Please stop in and browse.

Give Your Used Books & CDs a New Life at The Book Bower!

Opened in August of 2008 we are delighted to be able to provide Middletown with quality used books and CDs for sale and trade. Located on Main Street at Main Street Market with parking available at the municipal lots on Court St. or Melilli Plaza behind Main Street Market.

We have over 20,000 books and used CDs to choose from and a computerized inventory to better serve your needs. Call us to place a book or CD on hold or to order a used book or CD. Click here for more information on our store.

Book Trading Policy

Book Quality:

Books we will consider for trade must be in fairly good condition with no missing or torn pages, stains, odors or underlining. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias or condensed books.


Books may be traded in for store credit. Our computer system keeps track of your credit for you. Trading credits may be applied for up to 50% of the purchase price of additional books. CDs will be credited 25% of sale price for both trade and purchase. Book and CD trading credits are interchangeable. Customers that have credit will pay 1/2 cash and 1/2 credit on book purchases.

The Book Bower reserves the right to decline books. Please do not take it personally, we may simply be overstocked on that book, the condition may not meet our standards or the clerk may feel that the book does not have an appropriate resale value for our customers.

We value our customers and will gladly answer any questions you may have about our policies.