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Book Trader Café

Full service cafe and used bookstore.

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Feed your body and mind. Opened in 1998, the cafe is an independent used bookstore and cafe in the heart of the Yale University campus. Offering a range of gourmet sandwiches, coffees and housemade soups and pastries, as well as gently-used, conservatively priced books for the general or academic reader. Vegan and gluten-free options are available daily. Stop in for a bite before visiting a nearby gallery or theater.

Other amenities: Catering, Restaurant


Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Food/Beverage Services

Dates of Operation: Year-round.



1140 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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