Mysteries & More / Crime Café

Located on Main Street right in the center of downtown Hobart, the Mysteries & More Crime Cafe is a delightful little bookshop specializing in mysteries and science fiction.


The shop, which opened on May 28 2011, is located in a classic Greek Revival house built in the 1830's and which was the original home of Lindsay O'Connor, a well-known name in Hobart. It is situated next to the Post Office and between two other bookstores.

Inside there are two main rooms downstairs. The front room is smaller and decorated with a variety of period objects including a pump organ. The larger rear room is the social center of the store with comfy chairs and reading tables. Take your time to peruse the books or visit with the other customers.

Don Dales runs the shop and he is always ready to welcome you in for a relaxing visit and refreshments. He offers a variety of locally made pastries and snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages. Join other customers and the proprietor at the large dining table in the main room for conversation and enjoy the view of the park through the balcony doors overlooking the west branch of the Delaware river.