The Cloak & Dragon Bookstore

Good books, coffee, free Wi-Fi, gifts and more!

Who We Are

Written By: Cloak and Dragon - Apr• 16•14

The Cloak and Dragon Bookstore is a small business native to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to a wide selection of literature and novels ranging from the classics, sci-fi and fantasy, suspense, children’s books of all stripes and an up-to-date collection of today’s bestselling fiction and nonfiction, we also offer many uniquely American items and gifts from local artisan craftsmen. These include handcrafted soap and skincare products from Summer Hill Botanicals, year-round and special seasonal offerings of the renowned Karen’s Candies, Huntington Farms’ all-natural apiary honey, breathtakingly etched Pysanky and Eastern European-style decorative eggs, and a number of beautiful locally-made jewelries, candles, and furnishings.

We have a time-proven dedication to the flourishing of local culture, be it book signings by local authors or the products of Pennsylvanian craftsmen. If any of this caught your eye, don’t hesitate to stop by 12 East Main Street and visit the Cloak and Dragon Bookstore at the Phillips Emporium! We hope to see you soon!

Ever Dreamed of Owning A Bookstore/Coffee and Gift Shop ?

Written By: Cloak and Dragon - Jun• 16•14

Here is your chance !  Cloak and Dragon Bookstore ( a.k.a. Coffee Shop, a.k.a. Gift Store)  is now for sale.  The Owners have taken other career paths, and want to open up an opportunity for an entrepreneur to keep this local downtown business vibrant in its historic location in the beautiful quaint Pennsylvania town of Bloomsburg.

The Cloak and Dragon Bookstore LLC

12 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815

Call or email or stop in:

(570) 387-8557

After hours:        Sharon @ (570) 238-0324

Pam @ (570) 441-1693



Thanks for a Great Bloomsday

Written By: SueWM - Jun• 18•12

Katelyn Winters did a fantastic job of organizing Bloomsday in downtown Bloomsburg this last Saturday, June 16th! Events at The Cloak and Dragon included a reading by Danny Roth of BTE of ‘Araby’ by James Joyce. We also are hosting three art pieces created around the theme of ‘The Bluest Eye’, Toni Morrison’s first novel. Each piece was framed by Chamuris Custom Framing. All services were donated for the event. These pieces will be displayed and silent auction bids accepted through this Saturday, June 23rd. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to The River Poets. Take advantage of this great opportunity to acquire some lovely local artwork while supporting your local poets!

Bloomsday this Saturday!

Written By: SueWM - Jun• 14•12
Hone those classic Western literature skills, it’s Bloomsday Bloomsburg! Activities will include a scavenger hunt for kids and adults, a dramatic reading by members of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and an art auction hosted by Chamuris Custom Framing to benefit the Bloomsburg River Poets!
For the literature-loving scavenger, you will need your thinking cap and a device that takes pictures to be viewed that same day to determine winners. Registration begins at the Moose Exchange at 9:30am and the scavenger hunt starts at 10 and ends at 12:30 SHARP.
The art auction hours are the same as the scavenger hunt. At one pm there will be an after-party at The Cloak and Dragon bookstore that will include prizes for scavenger hunt winners donated by the Cloak and Karen’s Candy Barrel, as well as announcements of auction winners. End the day with a reading of James Joyce’s “Araby” by members of our own BTE!

New Item – Ephemera Magnets

Written By: SueWM - Jun• 12•12

New in June – Ephemera Magnets!  A staple of the funky coffeeshop/bookstore, we have a wide array to peruse.   You’ll find the required coffee humor as well as topics from kids to culture and everything in between.  Come take a look and don’t miss out on the burgeoning kids book section as well!

Book Signing this Saturday!

Written By: SueWM - Jun• 05•12

My Favorite Girl

by Licia Gregory

Mother said a prayer for strength for Violet in her trials and all women struggling with the wrong men in their lives….

Licia Gregory’s inspirational and poignant story tells the story of Mother, who stands through every hardship as the symbol of an independent, resilient African American woman.

Meet the author at her book signing this Saturday, June 9th, from 1-3pm at The Cloak & Dragon Bookstore.

Happy June!

Written By: SueWM - Jun• 03•12

And congratulations to all the new graduates!  We’ve done our spring cleaning and removed older used books to make room for newer additions.   You can pick up some of your favorite authors for $1 or less through June  9th.  Then the books get packed away until the Sidewalk Sale.  Don’t miss out!


Spring Delight

Written By: SueWM - Apr• 03•12

As the warm weather arrives and departs and then arrives again, we’re all eager for the flowers and bright days of spring.  Easter is right around the corner and we have great gift ideas!  We now carry many Melissa and Doug wooden toys and puzzles as well as board books and stuffed animals for the wee folk.  We also have many Klutz activity books and book series for the older ones.  Come by and pick up an organic coffee while you browse the selection on your way to Karen’s Candy Barrel, two doors down.  Enjoy!

February Special

Written By: SueWM - Feb• 08•12
For the romantic in you, during the month of February all in-store Romance novels will be Buy 1, Get 1 Free (no special orders). We have quite a selection – come browse the shelves!

Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, our coffee flavors of the month are Caramel Smooches, Chocolate Cherry Kiss, and Vanilla Cupcake. So pick up a book and a delicious coffee treat for a lazy afternoon or choose a 1/2 pound of your favorite flavor to treat your valentine. Enjoy!

Late Night Shopping this Friday!

Written By: SueWM - Nov• 30•11

Shop local this holiday season with your friends and neighbors on Friday, December 2nd from 6pm – 11pm.  Late Night Shopping in downtown Bloomsburg is  just a few days away, so grab your shopping list and come on down!  Tell us you saw this post and get a free large tea, coffee, or hot chocolate with your $20 purchase.  Happy Holidays!