2005 to 2016 Eleven years in the wonderful world of books
Third Place, 2013 and 2015,
Shoreline Newspapers

   We are now at the lovely Water's Edge Resort on New England Sound
1551 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

  Contact Hours 24/7 through the web or text
 860 391-9525 (call or text) for Book Orders or Inquiries

   Store Hours: 11 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Sunday

Plenty of Parking for your convenience


Book Signing with Author
John Himmelman
Saturday, March 4 at 2PM
John Himmelman is the author and illustrator
of more than sixty books for children, including
Chickens to the Rescue. He lives in
Connecticut with his family.


Poet, Marilyn Nelson
Friday, March  10 at 7 PM
Marilyn Nelson is an  American poet, translator
and children's book author.  She is the winner of the
John Newbery Medal, Poet's Prize, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award,
and Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada.  From 2001 to 2006
she served as the Poet Laureate of Connecticut


Titles We Are Reading


Burgundy Books was founded in 2006 in East Haddam Connecticut
Our bookstore in that location
was a few steps up from the Goodspeed Opera House and Theatre.
Authors, actors, artists and musicians have presented at our store and gallery.

The owner, Linda Williams attended the University of Connecticut, Temple University,
and the University of Pennsylvania.  She continued on at Yale University as a department administrator
at the Yale School of Management. She assisted in disseminating publications created at Yale for
Hillary Clinton's and Paul Wellstone's Health Care initiatives during their tenure the White House.
She also attended classes and seminars at Yale.  An article in
the Yale Weekly Bulletin and Calendar chronicles her entrepreneurial spirit in
the community.

The new Burgundy Books opened in Westbrook in May of 2013.
We have a presence on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter

  We organize workshops with writers towards publishing.
Published authors give their time at these classes that unfold
during 4 sessions.  Tuition is $350, and is held at Water's Edge and other locations.

Author events are usually held at our store, Water's Edge (Westbrook),and other community locations.
  Community Connections are important to us.

We gave a scholarship for 2012 - 2013 of $1,000 to Derek Giles who is attending
 Morgan State University in an effort to support higher education
 and leadership for the future.  It is a project of ours to do this every year. 

We hope to share exciting ideas with the community.  Look for our projects
on television, C-span, and Radio.  Authors come to our store from California
to Maine.  Thank you for being a valued customer.


John Appel, Jan Krause,Jon Land, and William Martin

Randy Susan Meyers, Matthew Duman, Norman Weissman

Kimberly Rae Miller, Patricia McNair, Mary Beth Keane, and Julie Wu
Gordon Thomas, Charles Graeber, Jim Stewart and Kristin Higgins

Photo: Today at burgundy books.  Meet Eileen raziunas. Photo: Today at Burgundy Books.  Ray Bendici and Jane Milardo Author Event.  Awesome. Photo: Author Karen Engelmann
Eileen Radziunas, Ray Bendici, and Karen Engelmann

Photo: Hey Friends, Just a reminder, I will be at the Huntington Branch Library in Shelton, this Saturday, March 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. I will be discussing my book "You Are Not Alone"; and answering your questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Look forward to seeing you there! Photo: Today at Burgundy Books.
Author Richard Conniff Photo: Enjoyed Sean pigeons presentation today at  Burgundy Books
Sydney Sherman, Richard Conniff, and Sean Pidgeon

Susannah Cahalan, Adrienne Kane, Chris Knopf, Claire Cook

Seth Lefferts, Amy Bloom, Trish Ryan, Diane Meier

Jo Maeder, Lauren Baratz Logsted, Michael C.White, Chandra Prasad

Michael Keller, Alyse Myers, James Benn

Min Jin Lee, Nancy Verde Barr, Mitch Horowitz, Sandra Rodriquez Barron

Lary Bloom, Ann Hood

Dr. Ron Mallett, Professor Norma Thompson, Professor Marc Zimmer

Anne D. LeClaire, Millie Menough, Trish Ryan, Edward Hardy

Julie Klam, S. Jane Scheyer, Dr. Annie B. Wilder, Sandi Kahn Shelton

L. Todd Wood, Anselm Anyoha, M.D, Jennifer Egan, Frank McCourt

Laurence Bergen, Lisa See, Erica Kennedy, John Burn

Robert Finch, Marilyn Nelson, Kelly McMasters

Nina Burleigh and Brian Kellow

Jayanti Tamm, Matthew Polly, Suzanne Brown, Matteo and Melissa Pellegrino

Giulia Melucci, Jelle Zeilinga de Boer Dick Allen and Marty Podskotch