Big changes for Austy’s in the near future as we transition to full-time mobile bookstore!

Because of this, all current inventory is 40% OFF* as we clear the isles!

Starting this Friday, our transition hours will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3-8 pm. (Closed Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.) Just click on our “About” to see when we’re open.

*We will still place orders for customers at regular prices, honor gift cards, and continue our loyalty program during the transition process. (We will continue to use the same Square sales system so there will not be any changes!)

Thanks to everyone that has supported our current location.

We look forward to serving you at future events and, even better, at your hometowns in Washington County!


Austy’s is a locally owned, independent Bookseller & Meeting Room located on the Historic Square in scenic Washington County, Indiana.  Our home is in a beautiful 1886 building originally owned by J.A. Kemp.  Kemp founded the Salem Leader and opened a bookstore, stationary and wallpaper store in our very space!

Austy’s namesakes!  Owner Dusty and son Austin


Dusty Baker holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor’s in English. She is a writer, teacher and has traveled extensively. Dusty serves as owner and curator for Austy’s. She loves reading general literary novels and classics.

Austin Adamson is a homeschooled high school junior. He enjoys computer sciences, gaming, and traveling. Austin’s go-to books are technical manuals and computer age sci-fi related novels.

Bookseller, Tessa Allen

“I’m a senior at Connections Academy.  Reading has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, which I credit to growing up with my parents reading to me every night.  My favor20170901_131837.jpgite genre is Young Adult Fiction, although I also like Adult Fiction and Memoirs.  I enjoy relaxing with friends, playing with my young niece, and hunting.  I would like to eventually be an author, psychologist, and an advocate for women’s rights.”

Bookseller, Levi Arney

“I’m a senior at Salem High School.  I love to read and some of my favorite genres are Young Adult Fiction, Vampire Fiction, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.  When I’m not reading, it’s 20170901_225350probably because I fell into a new streaming show and couldn’t pull myself away.  After I graduate this year, I hope to go to college and study computer programming and software engineering with a goal of coding video games, or a similar field.” 

Bookstore Dog, Lilikoi (Lili)


Lili (lee-lee) is Austy’s friendly bookstore dog. She is three-years-old and loves people, but especially children! Lili lives above the store with owners Dusty and Austin and can be found greeting customers in the store most days.

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