Rooted in tradition
Every story has a beginning, and ours began in the 1950s with Murphy Armor and Auburn Oil Co.
How did we get started?
How did we get through 2020?
You. That’s how we made it through 2020. Thank you. We also washed our hands (a lot), and we got really creative. Window shopping took on a new meaning when we moved our blind date books and staff picks to the windows, and even though we couldn’t see each other in real life, we chatted with you over Facetime and videoed our bookshelves. We took phone orders and made curbside and home deliveries. And even though we were separated from each other, we built incredible, long-lasting relationships with all of you.
Like an old-time filling station, we’re a place where people can come hang out, tell stories, and have a cup of coffee. Being a community hub is a huge part of our mission in Auburn. More than just a store that provides a service, we want to make connections and friendships with our customers. That’s why our events and book clubs mean so much to us.
M. Judson Booksellers
We affectionately refer to M. Judson Booksellers as our big sister. We share the same owners, and both stores feature fabulous teams of booksellers. Like a big sister, M. Judson has been our guide ever since we opened in 2019.