Update:  We are on day three of our closed door mandate at Breakwater Books. Thank you to all of you who have been calling in and emailing with book orders. We are very grateful for your support! We will continue curbside service from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday as well as local deliveries for folks who can’t leave the house. We’ll be taking a day of rest on Sunday at home, but will still be answering the phone and checking email to take orders. (203-453-4141,   breakwaterbks@gmail.com). We miss having customers in the store and we miss our staff. But, we’re running around the store in our socks which we don’t usually get to do, so that’s fun. Stay healthy, stay safe and take this time to look inward and reflect on all that’s good in life…and read lots of books!

Dear Reader,

Breakwater Books, an independent bookstore located on the historic Guilford Green, has been assisting generations of readers since 1972. We carry a wide selection of adult and children’s books, as well as journals, calendars, puzzles, toys and unique greeting cards.

In addition, we frequently host author events and signings, art receptions for local artists, and children’s story time. Our well-read and friendly staff is eager to help you find your next book, a gift, or take an order over the phone.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, we will special order it- with most books being available in a day or two.

We are happy to offer a free Book Lover’s card, which is stamped for every $15 you spend to be used toward a $10 discount when the card is filled.

So stop in and meet us – and browse our carefully curated selection in our newly remodeled space, and get lost in the wonderful world of books.

Happy Reading!

Richard and Paul, owners of Breakwater Books


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Since 1972, Breakwater Books, an independent bookstore located at 81 Whitfield St. on the Green, has been providing Guilford readers with a wide selection of books for adults and children, as well as calendars, journals, and a variety of unique note cards. Phone and internet orders are always welcome.

Holiday Hours
(November 29th – january 1st)
Closed new years’ day, wednesday, january 1st
Store Hours
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(203) 453-4141