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The Booksellers Bistro

 project greenfork certified  . . . The Bistro is now Project Green Fork Certified!

We have Rudi’s Original Gluten-Free Bread! Have your favorite sandwich gluten-free for an additional .60


Homemade Soup    Cup 3.95/Bowl 5.95
You can choose between our signature soups
“Tomato Blue Cheese” or the soup of the day.

Vegetarian Chili   Cup 6.95/Entrée  9.25
A mild and earthy chili with an assortment of beans and vegetables served over a bed of rice and topped with scallions, Monterey jack cheese and sour cream.  Full of flavor, but not spicy.  You can add jalapenos or kick it up a notch with hot sauce.   

Hummus                              5.95
Served with Pita wedges and a tomato cucumber medley. 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip      8.95

Artichoke hearts, spinach, and sautéed red onion baked with a blend of cheeses. Served hot to your table and accompanied with baked pita chips.

Edamame                                    4.00

Green soybeans in the pods. . . boiled and lightly salted.

Maryland Style Crab Cakes  
Half 11.95/Full 21.95

Jumbo lump crab meat, Panko bread crumbs and little else make these the best crab cakes you've had since your last trip to Baltimore. Served with Creole aioli.

Fried Green Tomatoes Napoleon    15.95

Pan fried green tomatoes layered with sauteed spinach, goat cheese, roasted red peppers; garnished with jumbo lump crab meat and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

(Without crab meat 13.95)





Add a cup of soup to any full size salad for $2.95

Alton Browns Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing             6.25/9.75
Baby spinach drizzled with warm bacon dressing, slices of hardboiled egg, button mushrooms, slivered red onions and crisp bacon.          

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad   7.25/10.95
Crisp pear slices, toasted almonds, golden raisins, and crumbled blue cheese rest atop a bed of spring greens and chopped romaine.  Served with “our” Pear and Poppy seed dressing.

Black and Blue Salad           10.95
A little heat with a lot of flavor.  Blackened chicken served on mixed greens and topped with fresh bleu cheese crumbles, red onion, tomatoes, and our Buttermilk Ranch dressing.

Roasted Turkey and Cranberry
and Feta Salad
Baby spinach topped with fresh oven-roasted turkey, dried cranberries, red onion slivers and fire roasted walnuts for a little bit of heat.  Served with our Sherry Vinaigrette.

Salad Duo                        10.95
A scoop of chicken salad and a scoop of tuna salad atop a bed of greens served with our House dressing and grilled pita points. 

Blackened Tilapia           12.95   
Seasoned Tilapia gently grilled and placed on a bed of mixed greens with seasoned cornbread croutons chopped tomatoes, roasted corn and shredded cheddar cheese. Served with a homemade Buttermilk Ranch dressing.

House Salad                   5.50/8.95
A salad composed of mixed greens, romaine, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, croutons and parmesan      cheese.  Served with our House vinaigrette dressing.      

Grilled Sunburst Salmon Salad     14.95

Spinach, mixed greens, mandarin oranges, avocados, slivered almonds, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes and slivered onions. Served with Green Goddess dressing.

Bookseller Salad                              7.25

Grilled romaine heart, onion and tomatoes, bacon, candied pecans, Parmesan, Bookseller dressing

Campfire Salad                                7.95

Roasted corn, tomatoes, red potatoes, haricot verts, asparagus, grilled onions, and shredded carrots with lemon vinaigrette.

Add Salmon-5.95    Shrimp-4.95    Chicken-3.95


Mid-Day’s Food

All sandwiches are served with your choice of tossed field greens or kettle chips.

Gluten-free bread is available for an additional $.60.

Add a cup of soup to any of our full size sandwiches or quiche for just $2.95.

Chicken Salad Croissant          9.95
Seasoned white meat chicken salad served on a buttery croissant and topped with lettuce, tomato, Provolone cheese and crisp bacon.

Albacore Tuna Melt                 9.95
Albacore tuna salad piled high on multi-grain bread and grilled with cheddar cheese and tomato slices.

Avocado BLT          9.25
(Americas Test Kitchen) Traditional BLT kicked up a notch….ATK added fresh avocados slices and chipotle mayonnaise; served on toasted wheat-berry bread.

Baked Chicken Avocado Wrap   9.95
A flour tortilla filled with blackened chicken, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, and avocado corn salsa; served with a dollop of sour cream and a side of Mandarin Orange dipping sauce.

Turkey Burger (Rachel Ray)       8.95
Sensational turkey burger made with fresh ground turkey, horseradish, and cheddar cheese grilled and served on a Kaiser roll and topped with Dijon mustard, lettuce and fresh cranberry sauce.  The perfect marriage of spicy and sweet. 

Half Sandwich Special              8.95   
Half sandwich with a choice of a cup of soup or a side of house greens.  Ask your server for the daily offering. (Served M-F 11-4)

Portabella Mushroom Sandwich     9.75
A favorite of our regulars and vegetarians!  A marinated and roasted portabella mushroom cap served on a Kaiser roll and topped with red onion, lettuce, tomato, lemon rosemary mayonnaise and melted Monterey Jack cheese.

Tuscan Chicken Sandwich     9.95
(Simply Grilling Jennifer Chandler) Boneless chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, baby spinach, red bell pepper, and red onion with a pesto mayonnaise served on a ciabatta roll.

Homemade Quiche                     9.75
Our homemade quiche starts with a buttery, flaky crust, filled with delicious custard full of the daily vegetables, meats and cheeses.  Each day we offer a vegetarian quiche and a meat quiche.  Ask your server for today's selections. A quarter-of-a-pie-sized slice comes with a side of tossed greens and a fruit cup.

Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla         9.95

A generous blend of spinach, artichoke, and Parmesan and Monterey jack cheese grilled between flour tortillas. Accompanied by Mandarin orange salsa and sour cream.

Add Chicken 3.95      Add Shrimp 4.95



5:00 and later

Add a cup of soup to any full size entrée
~ 2.95
~ Add House salad ~ 4.50 ~    

Alpine Chicken Pasta (Michael Lamonaco’s)     
Half 9.95/Full 13.95
A cookbook favorite combining the simplicity of good ol’ American mac and cheese with the sophistication of penne pasta tossed with Parmesan and Fontina cheeses, roasted red peppers and topped with seasoned chicken. 

Chicken Piccata with Rosemary Polenta
(Barefoot Contessa)              13.95
Chicken breast cutlets dredged in flour, pan sautéed and cooked till golden in color; dressed with green olives and an artichoke lemon wine sauce that is showcased upon this wonderfully rich in flavor “rosemary polenta”.  Served with a side of greens and house dressing.  

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf     14.95

Accompanied by mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetable of the day.

Pan Seared Red Snapper       17.95

Red Snapper layered with crab and cheesy polenta, almond green beans, and roasted red pepper. Served with white citrus beurre blanc.

Shrimp and Polenta                 15.95

Sauteed shrimp in a whte wine basil cream sauce resting over mild cheddar polenta with truffle butter.  A mix of warm cherry tomatoes and roasted asparagus garnish the top of the dish.

Booksellers Burger                   15.95

American Kobe beef served with bacon, horseradish and blue cheese aioli, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onions. Choice of chips, steak fries or side greens.

Thai Red Curry Salmon              14.95

A spicy red curry that cuts through the richness of the salmon and a nutty Jasmine rice to ensure you get all the sauce. Served with Thai-style vegetables.



Enhance your meal with artisan-brewed beers or wines from our thoughtfully curated list.


Make it á la mode    add 1.25

Sugar-Free Blueberry Pie     5.00

Tiramisu                                     5.75
Ladyfingers soaked in liquor and layered with Italian crème. Topped with slivered almonds and chocolate.

Peanut Butter Mousse Pie     5.75
Graham cracker crumb crust filled with peanut butter mousse, topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.

Bread Pudding                         5.75
Our version of Paula Deen’s bread pudding served warm with pecans & brandy.

Chocolate Turtle Brownie Sundae  6.75
Petite Turtle Brownie Sundae        4.25
A warm turtle brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, & a cherry.

Mini Almond Bundt Cakes         3.25

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie    1.35

Gooey Butter Bars                       3.95

Muffin                                     1.95

Turtle Brownie                  3.25

Cakes brought to you by Frost Bakery 
Ask your server for details.


Coffee Bar

Hot Chocolate      3.25 / 3.75 
House Coffee       2.25
Café au Lait      2.95 / 3.50  
Mocha Jo          3.25 / 3.75  

Espresso          2.25
Red Eye            2.95/3.25  
Café Americano      2.25

Macchiato         2.25  
Con Panna        2.75  

Latte                  3.25/3.95  
Cappuccino       3.25 / 3.95  
Café Mocha       3.50 / 3.95  
Chai Latte          3.75 / 4.25 
Steamer             3.25 / 3.75 
Hot Tea               2.50  

British Breakfast, Chamomile Lemon, Earl Grey, Ginger Peach, Green Tea, Orange Ginger Mint


Soft Drinks                           2.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite,
Dr. Pepper, Lemonade

IBC Root Beer                             2.75
Iced Tea                                       2.50
Fruit Tea                                      2.75
Bottled Water                             1.25
San Pellegrino                             3.25
Juice                                             1.95
apple, orange or cranberry
skim or whole   1.50 
Soy milk add .50
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk add
Hot Tea                                       2.50

Regular: British Breakfast, Earl Grey, Ginger Peach, Mango Ceylon
Decaf: British Breakfast, Earl Grey, Ginger Peach
Herbal: Chamomile Lemon, Orange Ginger Mint
Green: The People’s Green Tea
Tea Service                                  2.00



Served daily until 11 a.m. Monday thru Friday; until 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

Traditional Egg Platter       7.95 
Two eggs any style, hash brown casserole,
fresh fruit, toast, and your choice of bacon
or sausage.

Bacon, Onion, Mushroom,
& Swiss Omelet
With hash brown casserole, toast, and
fresh fruit.

Spinach, Tomato, & Feta Omelet    9.25
Hash brown casserole, toast, and fresh fruit.

Breakfast Burrito              8.50
Scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and black beans rolled in a flour tortilla. Served with hash brown casserole, fruit, and avocado corn salsa.

Breakfast Croissant Sandwich     8.25
Scrambled eggs topped with your choice of Swiss or Cheddar,  and bacon or sausage. With fresh fruit.

Quiche of the Day             9.75
Each day we offer a different veggie and meat option. Served with our house potatoes.

Crème Brûlée French Toast     8.25
with banana & berries                9.25
Topped with a crème brûlée sauce and served with your choice of bacon or sausage.

Pancakes                               7.50
with banana & berries               8.50
Stack of three with maple-flavored syrup and your choice of bacon or sausage.

Yogurt Berry Crunch               8.75
A banana-lined boat filled with fresh fruit, vanilla yogurt, and low-fat granola.
Served with a fresh-baked muffin.

Denver Omelet      9.95

Diced ham, red and green pepper and cheddar cheese. Served with toast and skillet potatoes.



Breakfast À la carte

Bagel and cream cheese            1.95

Toast                                                1.75

Rudi’s original Gluten-Free Toast    2.35

Muffin                                1.95

Two eggs, any style       2.75

Bacon                                2.50

Sausage links                   2.50

Single pancake                 1.95

Fresh fruit cup                   3.25

Fresh fruit bowl                 5.25

Skillet potatoes                 1.95

Juice                                     1.95
apple, orange or cranberry