About Us


That Book Store LLC

books and brews served daily, start here

Independent bookstores are a vital part of every community. That Book Store is a unique destination for all book lovers located right in the heart of Connecticut. Our goal is to provide a personalized shopping experience run in a locally owned and operated book store.

We sell new and used books and bookish paraphernilia. Come and browse our stacks, grab a drink, and get personalized recommendations from book lovers.


That Book Store is the vision of Karen Opper and her daughter Belle Opper. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers.

Karen Opper, a former US Army combat medic, has over six years of experience in the book business, first as a librarian at a church and then as a book reviewer and blogger. Belle Opper has over five years of experience working within her school's libraries.

Books are our passion.

That Book Store is a locally veteran owned and operated bookstore in Wethersfield, CT. That Book Store LLC is owned and managed by book lovers who have their finger on the pulse of the book industry. We bring our unique experience and love of literature to owning and managing a place for book enthusiasts to come and get personalized recommendations from book lovers.

We work within and for the local community to bring a space that encourages education and entertainment for literature lovers.

Our store is a destination for readers to gather and for local literary gatherings such as author meet and greets and book signings, book clubs, poetry and writing groups along with children’s story time.


That Book Store is an independently owned bookstore in southern Hartford county where you can browse and buy books, ask questions, get advice and recommendations, and/or just hang out and talk about books all in one place. We are located in Wethersfield, CT, a town just 375 years young with a lot of rich literary history.

We have been getting some press lately:

WorkinCT #CTConfident: That Book Store providing a community gathering place around the rows of books

Books and booze: That Bookstore in Wethersfield now serving beer and wine

Channel3 Eyewitness News

We were interviewed at TalkConnecticut 1360 radio on the Brad Davis show on August 13, 2018



We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.