Before Your Quiet Eyes



439 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Hours (as of November 2012)
Thursday - Friday: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM to 6:00PM
585 563 7851
Wheelchair Accessible

Before Your Quiet Eye is a bookstore in Monroe Village. Run by Ken Kelbaugh, it specializes in "used and rare books and other collectible prints."1 They are a member of the Rochester Area Booksellers Association.

Before Your Quiet Eye went on a hiatus for a brief period until December 2012, when they reopened near the back of the building owned by [WWW]pixilPreserve. The space was previously occupied by pandaman. A portion of their original mural has been maintained and forms the backdrop of Before Your Quiet Eye's children's books section and reading area.


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2007-12-25 15:37:09   I happened on "Before Your Quiet Eye" a few days after I was grieving the loss of Gutenberg's as one of my favorite Christmas shopping spots. My visit was most enjoyable, and Ken is a congenial and knowledgeable 'host'. I made some outstanding finds that were great gifts, and I intend to return often and will encourage my friends and colleagues to visit.

Margie Searl —MarjorieSearl

2009-07-02 23:57:51   Read the shop's sign outside on Monroe for a good dose of irony. —lemurfemur

2010-02-05 14:39:13   Irony? I don't get it, but it couldn't possibly be an error could it? —DarrickCol

2010-02-05 14:43:12   With regards to the sign on Monroe, it reads "Before your quite eyes bookstore". —DarrickCol

2011-09-25 17:29:55   Lumiere Photo has moved to College Street. Is Before Your Quiet Eye still on Monroe or did they go with them? —EileenF

2012-12-03 20:43:27   Hello, I have reopened the book store Before Your Quiet Eyes. It is now in the former space of Lumiere Photo which later became the store front for Pandaman-it is in the same hallway as Psychic's Tyme and pixelPreserve. Store hours are, currently, Thursday and Friday, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 11-6 p.m. Additional hours will occur just before the holidays and during school vacations. I will post a telephone number later in the week. Hope to see you there. Ken —KennethKelbaugh

2013-02-07 18:01:18   The space is much larger than my previous location and the space is easier to negotiate. I plan on having a reopening event near the end of April. Please watch for this event and in the mean time stop by and visit the new location. —KennethKelbaugh