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Welcome to Dickens Books & Art!


We are located in the Old Switch Factory Building, 931 Bantam Road, Route 202, Bantam, Connecticut. 

 
NEW Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

We have for you: 

  • Collectible books -- ask about our autographed titles
  • Selected new books
  • Loads of used book: fiction, fantasy, science fiction, kids' books, & more 
  • Supplies for creative folk
  • Books on art, architecture, cooking, crafting, quilting, home, garden, writing, screenwriting, the Old West,
    & more.
  • Sketchbooks & drawing sets
  • A variety of journals, from Decomposition Books to journals inspired by classic British Library bindings
  • Notecards by Elizabeth Wolff
  • Nostalgic Victorian greeting cards -- "Googly Eyes" is going fast!
  • Nostalgic replica "Noah's Ark Panorama Book" set & "Miss Browne: The Story of a Superior Mouse" picture book
  • Siege machine model & book sets, para-fabric jewelry kits, pastel portrait & figure drawing sets
  • Plush ravens
  • Eric Sloane reprint books from Dover
  • Dover Creative Haven colorist books
  • Dover books about Dore, Dulac, Morris, Parrish, Pyle, Rackham, & Wyeth
  • Books by local & regional authors
  • New gift & study Bibles
  • Authentic reproductions of Byzantine crosses in sterling silver, with silver-filled chains. We also have Egyptian- & astrological-themed jewelry.
  • And a lot more. Everyday we are adding to our stock. We just put out a load of art books that came from the personal collection of one of the area's top designers. Come in soon, before they're all gone.

We continue to add books for online ordering, but you cannot beat coming in and browsing. Nothing like holding a book in your hands and discovering something new and interesting.

Events & Announcements:

August in the gallery:
We are bringing in some of our rotating collection of art including original paintings and drawings, signed prints, and limited-edition framed artworks and photographs.

Last Week:

Mandala Art by Rose-Ann Chrzanowski of Naugatuck, CT, through July 31.

Rose-Ann's exhibition will include polychrome & monotone original art, as well as limited edition fine prints & a collection of note cards.
Thanks to all who made her opening reception a great success!


Thanks to all who came to the reading/signing for author Walter Keady!
We have copies of his memoir Being and Becoming -- about his journey from priesthood in Ireland to IBM engineer & beyond -- as well as two of his acclaimed novels, The Dowry: A Novel of Ireland &
The Agitator: A Novel of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century
, in stock for you.

Tiger Lily Road, a movie by Michael Medeiros (who appeared at Dickens in November with a troupe of actors
for a reading of his vampire screenplay Van Helsing of Ipswich) was a selection of the Soho International Film Festival!
Additional screenings at Anthology Film Archives & at the Manhattan Film Festival! Congrats Michael and Ilvi!


 

 




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