Boswell Book Company

2559 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-1181


  • Found the book I was looking for here that I couldn't find at B&N. Just sayin'. ;)
  • A great local book company!
  • Great bookstore with a nice comfy couch in the middle for reading - buy local!!
  • This is the best bookstore in the universe.
  • Make sure you check out the staff recommendation section in the front of the store. These folks have great taste.
  • Amazing staff and GREAT children's section!!
  • Staff ready to jump in and help, know the offerings in the store great. good selection, and comfortable for browsing
  • Amazing bookstore with stellar curation and staff.
  • Comfortable seating, not busy, great selection
  • Great author visits
  • This bookstore is amazing! Be sure to check out all the staff picks near the entrance.
  • Come here every Thursday at 5pm for my live magic show
  • Great, friendly staff with a wide selection of books. Great!
  • Steven Pinker gave an excellent talk here, signed his book for us. Great people here, too. Comfy. Buy local!
  • They have the absolute best card selection here, you will not be disappointed!
  • Organized, friendly and conveniently placed next to a Starbucks.
  • Good book selection and a very friendly staff. Shop local and come here first.
  • Start reading! It's the best way to improve, grow and learn
  • Great independent bookstore! A must for locals and tourists alike!
  • Books about photographs of books about photography.

Nearby places

2551 N Downer Ave (at E Webster Pl)
2608 N Downer Ave (E Belleview Pl)
2589 N Downer Ave (at E Belleview Pl)