The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe

An independent bookstore, arts venue, and gathering space for the community, featuring house-made and local food, drink, music, art, and more!
Welcome to Spenard's Living Room.
Look for us @WritersBlockBookstore on Facebook and @thewritersblockalaska on Instagram for updates!


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Cafe hours

Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

Stop by for coffee and tea, beer and wine, and an array of drinks while checking out our book selections.


Online or by appointment

Stop by to browse the shelves or order online at our site. (You can also order audio books through

Stop by, call, or order for delivery through DoorDash and GrubHub from our new menu. We also do all menu items, including alcohol, for pick-up. Book browsing during all open hours, or order from our online Bookshop site.