Visit Our Store


We are located on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, on the lower level of the Chautauqua Post Office building which was built in 1909.  For the majority of the year, the Institution grounds are open to the public with no entry or parking fees.  For nine weeks in June-August, gate & parking passes are required Monday-Saturday.  Sunday entrance is free ( Sunday Parking is free until 2 p.m.).  Bookstore passes are available upon request at the Main Gate.

Accessibility

There is elevator access at the center of the building, to the right of the Bookstore's main entrance.  Three accessible parking spaces are included in the lot to the left of the building's main entrance; however, during the summer season, traffic on the Institution grounds is regulated -- click here for more information.  During our snowy winter months, heated sidewalks, surface treatments, and a temporary roofed structure in front of the elevator help keep the path between the parking lot and entrances as clear as possible. 

The Bookstore is on one level, with no platforms or steps separating any section of the store.  Some of our shelves and wall displays can reach from the ground to over six feet high, and our staff is happy to assist with retrieving items and/or holding items at the register to ease further browsing. Our stock of Large Print and Audiobooks onhand is generally limited, but any available title can be ordered upon request.

There are no public restrooms in the Bookstore.

If you have difficulty accessing the Bookstore, or have any questions or comments about the Bookstore's accessibility, please let us know.