COVID-19 Update

Welcome back to Rochester’s home for the literary arts!

740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Kindly read on to familiarize yourself with our policies & procedures, developed with everyone’s health and safety in mind.

Everyone entering the building is required to wear a mask, with one’s nose and mouth properly covered. No exceptions. Masks will be provided at the entrance if you do not have one. If you cannot wear a mask for any reason, please email us at to discuss how we can best serve you.

Social distancing is strongly encouraged. While waiting in line or at the bookstore counter, please keep six feet between you and the person ahead of you.

Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and in bathrooms. Please follow CDC recommendations and wash your hands frequently.
Public activities will be confined to the first floor, with readings and presentations held in the second-floor theatre.

Questions or concerns?
Email us at

FAQS for visiting Writers & Books

  • Wear a mask while indoors, regardless of your vaccination status (all ages)
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Visit us another day if you are not feeling well

Public Hours as of October 8, 2021

Thursdays: 11 am – 9 pm

Fridays: 11 am – 5 pm (11 am – 9 pm on First Fridays)

Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

COVID Resources & Links