Call us at 262-547-1060 or email us at as well.

The store is open

Monday – Friday       10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday                     10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday                        Noon – 4 PM
We have hundreds of games to provide hundreds of hours of fun, entertainment and learning.






































































































Check out  our wide assortment of both large and small putty tins that are IN STOCK by calling us at 262-547-1060.

Fun for the whole family!

Made in the USA from nontoxic silicone and never dries out
Stretch it, bounce it, pop it, tear it, and sculpt it! Fun for ages 3+
Thinking Putty is manufactured with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with disabilities
We Have Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty In Stock!









































  • Best Seller Books
  • Children’s Books
  • Local Author Books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Music CD’s
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Puppets

Martha Merrell’s Community Involvement

Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore, meaning that we host, participate, or are involved in many community events.

Examples of the depth of our commitment to Waukesha and the community include:

Event and Community

  • Waukesha Downtown Business Association
  • Waukesha Friday Night Live
  • ProHealth Care RiverWalk for Breast Cancer, 1st Saturday in May each year
  • Alzheimer’s Walk, 1st Saturday in September each year
  • Waukesha’s Friday Night After Dark Music Series (indoor music from October – December)
  • Downtown Trick or Treating on the Saturday before Halloween
  • Holiday Stroll featuring Author Mania (before the Christmas Parade)
  • Christmas Clearing Council
  • Silver Bells activities during the Christmas season
  • Santa’s Breakfast Workshop on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
  • Art Crawls on the 1st Saturday in March, May, August, October & December
  • Waukesha JanBoree

Other Community 

  • Waukesha Farmers’ Market on the RiverWalk
  • Waukesha GuitarTown Project (a public art project with Gibson Guitar Company)
  • Waukesha County Reading Council
  • Waukesha Reads Program each October
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association

If at all possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.

Norm and Eve Bruce

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During Waukesha JanBoree, we are offering the following discounts:
50% off Christmas decor
20% off Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
20% off Ganz and Fiesta stuffed animals
10% off winter-related books
30% off New York Times bestsellers
$5 for a box of Wassail (hot) drink mix (you just add apple juice)
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Looking for a new game to start the new year? These have recently been added to our game collection:
Sushi Go
Milles Borne
Forbidden Island
Ticket to Ride

We have a wide selection for all ages, so stop in and take a peek!
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Recently arrived in hardcover:
The Breaker by Nick Petrie
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Recently arrived in paperback:
Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce
The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman
The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The Chain by Adrian McKinty
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
The Wild One by Nick Petrie
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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We're ushering out 2020 with a 1-DAY ONLY SALE tomorrow that features 20% off a variety of areas in the store as well as the ongoing 40% discount on Christmas related items. Stop in between 10 AM and 3 PM to check out the deals we have waiting for you! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have hundreds of great games of all types here at Martha Merrell's. These are great for family fun this winter and make a perfect present to open for Christmas or anytime. Come in and check them out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a perfect last minute stocking stuffer for that kid of any age in your family?

We have it - Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty!

Discover the toy to beat all toys. Discover the toy that you can't put down.

It comes in over 30 exciting colors, never dries out, and is all 100% Made in the USA. Thinking Putty is loved by everyone!
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Was just trying to figure out where I could go to buy this and remembered seeing it in your store. I’ll be in after Christmas for sure!!

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If you have a young reader who loves books about the world, science, history, etc., we have aisles full of books that they will love spending time with. ... See MoreSee Less

Christmas is almost here. Cold weather is headed our way soon. What's the best way to spend the time? We think we know - Games & Puzzles with your family! Take a look at the wide selection you'll find at Martha Merrell's. We'd love to show you everything when you stop in but for now, here's a good glimpse of what you'll find. ... See MoreSee Less

A stuffed toy, either in a children's stocking or perhaps under the tree may be the perfect Christmas gift for your child. At Martha Merrell's, we take pride in the wide selection of any toy a child could want. Here's just a few of the Douglas brand stuffed animals we have in stock ... See MoreSee Less

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Martha Merrell's Books has aisles full of books for middle school readers. Here's a few newly arrived selections we think you'll like. ... See MoreSee Less

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Norm Bruce reads a bedtime story and tells how important the connection between the child and story is and how to strengthen the bond with the child and reading. ... See MoreSee Less

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We missed his story time during break with Santa this year.

What your favorite Bedtime story for children?

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We have board games for the whole family! Curbside pickup available, call us at 262-547-1060 ... See MoreSee Less

Come in and visit our Reindeer and then stay for all the books, toys and puzzles! ... See MoreSee Less

Come in and visit our Reindeer and then stay for all the books, toys and puzzles!

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Martha Merrell's Books & More stocks hundreds of puzzles of every kind and shape and for every taste. Owner Norm Bruce tells a little bit about them here. ... See MoreSee Less

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All day 12/17

20% off all paperback non-fiction
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All day today: 12/16

15% off all Activity Books!!!
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All day today: 12/15

20% off all Hardcover Non-Fiction
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