WAB – 740 University Ave.

740 University Avenue
Rochester , New York
PHONE: (585) 473-2590
FAX (585) 442-9333

In 1985, Writers & Books moved from its original location to a former police precinct station, a landmark building designed by Rochester architect and illustrator Claude Bragdon. In its new home, Writers & Books was able to greatly expand its programs.

In August 1986, Writers & Books was named one of New York State’s “Primary Arts Organizations” by the New York State Council on the Arts—a recognition given to organizations that “make a substantial contribution to the state’s cultural life.” With this designation, Writers & Books came to be recognized, together with such distinguished institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City Ballet, the Rochester Museum and Science Center and the Rochester Philharmonic, as among the state’s most important cultural organizations.