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