Nicole DiCello is the owner of Bedlam Book Cafe at 138 Green Street, the Crompton Collective Building in Worcester, MA.
They have a curated selection of fine used books from the academic to the esoteric, as well as an organic juice/smoothie bar with coffee, tea, chai, and raw bites. As of spring 2020, they’ve expanded their offerings to include curbside pickup or shipping.
In addition to the used books they carry, they have a small collection of rare books for sale, as well as deeply discounted hurts & remainders. They are also going to begin offering a small selection of new books.
How to shop at Bedlam Books
Contact and Location:
- Phone: 508-459-1400
- Address:138 Green St. Ste. 1
Worcester, MA 01604
Special Hours and Protocols:
- Thursday & Friday 1 – 4
- Saturday 12 – 4
- Must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, and must use the hand-sanitizer we provide at the door.
Social Media and Website
About Nicole DiCello
Tell us about yourself and how you got started:
“I worked in the corporate world for almost 20 years. I knew I wanted a career change, but had no idea what I wanted to do. Never in a million years would I have thought owning a bookstore & juice/smoothie bar be something I could do! But after a year of applying to 200+ jobs, the idea to create this store came out of a moment of desperation when I realized I couldn’t bring myself to send out one more resume.”
What are your favorite resources:
“The City of Worcester’s economic business development division has so many great resources that point you in the right direction.”
Any advice for others that are trying to start a project or business:
“Know yourself well. Stay focused on who and what you are, and stay true to your vision while also being flexible.”