STILL A LOCALLY OWNED, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE
The Reader's Loft first opened its doors in 1993 at our original location in downtown De Pere, Wisconsin. The historic, 1,200-square-foot building was a home away from home for our small staff and Stan and Ollie, our resident cats.
After more than a decade of success, several big-box bookstores began to arrive in Green Bay, and we felt the pressure of an increasingly competitive local book market. Rising to the challenge in 2005, we decided to relocate and expand the bookstore. We’re happy to report that our dream is still a reality, and The Reader’s Loft continues to serve local booklovers just like you. Our knowledgeable staff—booklovers each and every one—can still help you find that new title, out-of-print, or favorite used book. And, as avid readers, we often have more recommendations on titles and authors than you can read in a lifetime.
Our new 3,300-square-foot store is now part of the shops at London Alley, a quaint retail community located in Bellevue, Wisconsin. The large, updated space still feels like home to everyone on staff, including today’s resident cats, Bailey and Oliver. To remind us of our roots, we’ve even incorporated antiques from old-world De Pere and elements of our original store..
The newly expanded space allowed us to create a large section just for children. Plus, we now have a special showcase for local artists. Gallery 44 is a dedicated space within The Reader’s Loft for local artists to display and sell their artwork. We also have plenty of gift items available including pottery, soy candles, bookmarks, and greeting cards.
With all these great reasons to visit, stop by The Reader’s Loft today to browse, shop, or just hang out.