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The John Bale Book Co.

Donato Gaeta
158 Grand St.
Waterbury, CT  06702
United States
Opening Hours

From Monday to Friday: From 10:00 am to 17:00 pm
Saturday: From 10:00 am to 15:00 pm

Best to call first on Saturdays, or if you are planning to look at rare books (ask for Dan.) Thank you.

(203) 757-2279, (203
[email protected]

The John Bale Books LLC is owned by Donato (Dan) Gaeta and Edith Reynolds. Our shop has 20,000 books available and over 50,000 books online, as well as a fine cafe (JOBA CAFE.)

Map of The John Bale Book Co.


  • Bindings
  • Local history

Other Specialities

Fine Bindings, 18th-19th Cent. Americana, Regional Histories & Ephemera

Sales Information

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order, unless by prior arrangement. Institutions may be billed at our discretion. Price of book does not include S&H. Domestic books ship media unless other method requested. Domestic S&H costs includes postage, handling & delivery confirmation. Media Mail ($4.00), Priority ($6.00), or UPS available--for UPS please email for options and costs, determined by weight. Please remember that UPS does not deliver to Post Office Boxes. International shipping to be determined but we prefer Global Priority whenever possible. Connecticut residents must add 6% sales tax. Payment by VISA/MC, American Express, Discover, Paypal, money order or check. Please email us directly or telephone the shop to pay by credit card. Payment must be made in US funds and drawn on a US bank. Title does not pass until payment is made in full. Return Policy: 10-day for any reason, with prior notice, and provided book(s) is/are returned in the same condition as sent. Please insure returns for their full value.