2005 to 2017 Twelve years in the wonderful world of books
Third Place, 2013 and 2015, Shoreline Newspaper, Better Connecticut
Best Bookstore List

   We are located at the lovely Water's Edge Resort and Spa on New England Sound

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: 2 PM to 6 PM Monday thru Sunday

There is Plenty of Parking for your convenience

Calendar of Events
Saturday, June 10 at 2PM
An Afternoon of Poetry
Ginny Lowe Connors, West Hartford Poet Laureate
 along with
Allan Garry, Veterans Art Association Laureate
Gordy Whiteman, Guilford Poet Laureate
Julia Paul, Manchester Poet Laureate
Laurel Peterson, Norwalk Poet Laureate
Tarn Granucci, Wallingford Poet Laureate
Joan Hoffman, Canton Poet Laureate
Pat O'Brien, Old Saybrook Poet Laureate

Join us for an afternoon of poetry which starts with a reception at Burgundy
Books.  At 3 PM the state's honored poets with share some of the
poetry they have written at the Fenwick Room at Water's Edge.  Refreshments
will be served at both locations which are located on the premises.  Transport
will be available for convenience.
Tickets are $25.00 and $5.00 can be used towards any book purchase or store item.
Text or call in your inquiries to 860 391-9525

Mary Simses
at Burgundy Books and Water's Edge
Fenwick Room
June 17, 2017 at 2 PM

Mary Simses is stopping by to talk about her most recent book, The Rules of Love and Grammar.
Her first smash hit at our store, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café, is a
 story about new beginnings and the challenges that go along with it.  Of course there is love and what
one could call an ode to blueberries and the state of Maine. 

In the Rules of Love and Grammar, Grace Hammond is a young woman with a bone to pick
about spelling mistakes, punctuation, and sentence structure. A wordsmith by trade, Grace can’t let
even the most innocent grammar mistakes slip by. She marks up menus in restaurants
and cringes when she sees fliers with incorrect punctuation. Grace’s life is in need of correcting, too.
Laid off from her writing job and newly single, she hits Pause and returns to her childhood home in Connecticut.
Summer Refreshments will be served at both locations
Tickets are $25.00 and $5.00 can be used towards books or any store purchase
For information: Text or call 860 391-9525

Abigail T. Brooks at Burgundy Books
in the Fenwick Room
at Water's Edge
June 17, 2017 at 3 PM
Dr. Abigail T. Brooks is assistant professor of sociology and director
of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College.
She will discuss her new book The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic
Intervention, a story of how and why some women choose to use,
while others refuse, anti-aging practices.
The event starts with a reception at 3 PM at the bookstore, followed by the
presentation in the Fenwick Room.
Call 860 391-9525 for ticket information

Moses Farrow and Patrick Lynch
July 1, 2017, 2 to 5 PM

Water's Edge Resort and Spa will cost-host a special event for Photographer
Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen.  Also joining
us is Patrick J. Lynch who has just released a new book about Long Island Sound.

Moses Farrow

Patrick J. Lynch

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