About The Book Teller

The Book Teller’s Used Bookstore

The Book Teller was founded in 2019 to increase retail interest and support the revitalization efforts in downtown Whitewater. Its location, an old bank building complete with vault, provides the perfect ambiance.

As a community-focused bookstore, The Book Teller is a used bookstore, a permanent space for local artists to sell their unique crafts, and a gathering place in downtown Whitewater. In the future, the bookstore will offer walking tours, a place for craft and game nights, a meeting location for book clubs, a venue for local musicians and events, and a gathering place for Whitewater residents, students, and visitors.

 The Team

Kristen Burton

Kristen burton

Business Owner & Manager

Karen Mcculloch

Karen McCulloch

KMA Jewelry & Lead Artist

Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt

Stakeholder & Volunteer

Kristina Zaballos

Kristine zaballos

Financial Partner

The History

The Book Teller’s Bank Vault for Used Books

The Book Teller highlight's Whitewater’s history and serves as an excellent location for historical programming and tours.

The Commercial and Saving Bank opened it first permanent location at 171 Main St. in downtown Whitewater in 1914. Eventually, the bank outgrew the space and a new building was built on the corner of Fremont and Center streets in 1975. The location on the corner of Fremont and Center continues to serve as the bank’s headquarters. Following a merger in 2017, the Commercial Bank is now known as Premier Bank.

The historic building was given a new purpose and was remodeled into The Book Teller. In the interest of historic preservation, the architecture remains intact. The bookstore sign and brand was inspired by the teller counter architecture. The original bank vault now stores science fiction, thrillers, mystery books, and horror books.