194 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma

Open Friday & Saturday year `round

l0:00 am to 5:00 pm







This old building, overlooking the Lake , remains virtually unchanged from its past as a refreshment stand during the heyday of Lake Ronkonkoma during the 1930s and 1940s. The kitchen appliances have been removed, shelves have been added and thousands of used paperback books in every category have been brought in to fill them. Truly, the book store with a view which changes daily with the weather and quarterly with the seasons.


Remember, "a book is like a friend, because when you read, you feel close to someone."




Available at The Book House:


Lawrence M. Holzapfel, self-published 2001. 8-3/4" x 11" Laminated cover, comb binding, 102 pp. Brand-new copy. A memoir of early days (the 1930s and 1940s) in, around, under and over Lake Ronkonkoma . The book contains a map showing locations of 70 pavilions, hotels and inns formerly surrounding the Lake. 40 photographs and illustrations. Speedboat racing on the Lake; schooldays; the famous, the infamous and other people; pavilions burning.... and much more. It has received good reviews in Long Island newspapers, and the author has been interviewed on News 12 Long Island (TV) about the book