Welcome to Aaron’s Books!
We are a family bookstore, to our core. Sam and Todd opened Aaron’s Books in 2005 after moving to the area from Washington DC. The store is named for their son, Aaron, who was 2 ½ when we opened. We began as an all used shop up on Broad Street (where Olio is now). We started carrying new books in 2007 and have expanded several times since then; moving to Main Street in 2012.
We are dedicated to our community, personally and professionally.
We host two in-store book groups (meeting virtually in 2020). Our Sunday group discusses historical fiction and our Tuesday night group discusses Cozy Mysteries. We open our doors to other groups that want to meet in our shop, or use our book expertise to pick and carry their book group selections.
We host a variety of author events, ranging from local authors to nationally recognized celebrities, and everyone in between. Often on a 2nd Friday (not in 2020!), you can find an author or two in the shop signing their latest books for fans and browsers alike.
For ten years we sponsored and hosted a children’s literature festival (we hope it will be back in 2021). Each year we brought in over a dozen authors, including many award winners. The authors would visit schools, and spend the weekend leading workshops for young readers and budding writers.
Each year we work with the Council of Friends of the Library System of Lancaster County to bring in a nationally known and beloved author for a fundraising luncheon and book talk. Past authors include Sue Miller, Anna Quindlen, Adriana Trigiani, and all the way from Ireland, John Boyne.
We work closely with the Lititz Woman’s club on a scholarship fundraiser as well as a book drive for their Child Reach programing.
Personally we are also active- Sam was a founding board member of the Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network and was on the founding committee of the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival. Todd has just ended his 10-year tenure on our regional trade association board and currently serves on the Venture Lititz Board. Together, with a small but mighty group of fellow retailers, they founded Second Friday in Lititz.
Supporting and being a part of our community is vital to the mission of Aaron’s Books.
But we like to have fun too! Especially with our window displays and celebrating books with you.