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Indie Bookstores in Massachusetts

The best list of independent Massachusetts bookstores

 

  • City Title Acton
  • Address 1 279 Great Rd.
  • Phone (978) 266-0066
  • Type New books
  • City Title Andover
  • Address 1 89R Main St.
  • Phone (978) 475-0143
  • City Title Attleboro
  • Address 1 75 Union St.
  • Phone (508) 226-0100
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Toys/Games

Ugly Dog Books has both new and used books, cards, gifts, toys and more. A unique store. We also offer writing workshops and book discussions each month.

  • City Title Boston
  • Address 1 9 West St.
  • Phone (617) 542-0210
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 9 Spring Ln.
  • Phone (617) 338-6328
  • Type Used books

A demonstration kitchen and cookbook store, Stir offers classes on cooking, wine, and spirits weekly and features over 300 domestic and international titles on cuisine, pastry, wine, spirits, travel, and food writing.

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  • Address 1 338 Newbury St.
  • Phone (617) 267-8688
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Trident Booksellers & Cafe was opened in the fall of 1984 by Bernie and Gail Flynn. The initially small cafe has grown into a restaurant with a full menu, specializing in breakfast/brunch foods. Now twenty 25 later, "the Trident", is still alive and continually evolving, with a new second floor, we have more books, more tables, and a second bar with beer and wine on tap. With Boston's Best Free WiFi, an award-winning magazine selection, and new and discount books, "the Trident" is the perfect place to host a book group, spend an afternoon, an evening, or a day.

  • City Title Brookline
  • Address 1 279 Harvard St.
  • Phone (617) 566-6660

Established in 1856 by German immigrants, Schoenhof's Foreign Books is the oldest foreign bookseller in the United States. Supplying literature and children's books in several dozen languages, along with learning materials for around 500 languages (living and dead!), Schoenhof's remains the country's definitive, independent source for your foreign language fix. Visit us or call to speak with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and above all, highly multilingual staff!

  • Address 1 501 Main St.
  • Phone (508) 945-0144
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Cohasset
  • Address 1 747 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy. (Rte. 3A)
  • Phone (781) 383-2665
  • Type New books
  • City Title Concord
  • Address 1 89 Thoreau St.
  • Phone (978) 369-1770
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Dorchester
  • Address 1 1739 Dorchester Ave.
  • Phone (617) 704-8641
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Bodacious Books and Baubles specializes in local and indie published authors. We sell a variety of books new and used, as well as literary related goods.

Titcomb's Bookshop is a browser's delight offering three floors filled to the brim with used and rare books; new books and bestsellers for all ages; creative toys and puzzles; beautiful cards and gifts. This family owned bookstore was founded in 1969. The store has hosted numerous authors, including Richard Russo, Wally Lamb, Mary Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Henry Winkler and many more. It was selected by the International Bookselling Federation as one of 50 of the World's Unique Bookstores.

  • City Title Falmouth
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 189 Main St.
  • Phone (508) 548-5548
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Eight Cousins presents a distinctive collection of quality books, chosen to offer culture, fun, beauty, insight and knowledge on many topics from the world over. Carefully selected programs, music, toys, and books for adults extend the children's books that are the historic core of our collection. We strive to create an atmosphere of friendly, honest, knowledgeable service for our customers in a clean, attractive, convenient place of business. We firmly believe that children, reading and imagination are fundamental elements of a healthy community. There are now nearly 20,000 titles in our stock list, of which around 12,000 are in the store on any given day. We are glad to special order any book in print.

  • City Title Florence
  • Address 1 1 N. Main St.
  • Phone (413) 586-1971
  • City Title Great Barrington
  • Address 1 332 Stockbridge Rd.
  • Phone (413) 528-1521
  • Type New books
  • City Title Greenfield
  • Address 1 156 Main St.
  • Phone (413) 772-2186
  • City Title Hanover
  • Address 1 1775 Washington St. (Rte 53), Ste. 209
  • Phone (781) 826-6060
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Jamaica Plain
  • Address 1 5 Green St.
  • Phone (617) 522-3404
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Lenox
  • Address 1 11 Housatonic St.
  • Phone (413) 637-3390
  • City Title Marion
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 151 Front St.
  • Phone (508)-748-1041
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

A small, warm bookstore with friendly, helpful staff in the beautiful seaside town of Marion, MA. specializing in super customer service, special orders, unique cards and stationery, gifts, jewelry and so much more.

  • City Title Marshfield
  • Address 1 1831 Ocean St.
  • Phone (781) 834-5696
  • Type Used books

New England's largest children's bookstore.

  • City Title Montague
  • Address 1 440 Greenfield Rd.
  • Phone (413) 367-9206
  • Type Used books
  • City Title New Bedford
  • Address 1 209 Union St.
  • Phone (774) 202-0649

For 54 years, providing New England's best book selection and prices.

  • City Title Northampton
  • Address 1 150 Main St, Thornes Marketplace
  • Phone (413) 585-9955
  • Type New books

An independent bookstore and cafe in Plainville, MA. Be sure to visit for books, specialty gifts, coffee, treats & much more!

  • City Title Rockport
  • Address 1 47 Main St.
  • Phone (978) 546-7323

Boston's Largest Selection of African American authors.

  • City Title Salem
  • Address 1 215 Essex St.
  • Phone (978) 594-1938
  • Type New books
  • City Title Shelburne Falls
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 10 Bridge St.
  • Phone (413) 625-9362
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Located in the picturesque village of Shelburne Falls, Boswell's Books offers the best of nationally-known and local new and used books for children and adults, area guidebooks, select work of local artists & artisans, cards, gifts, games, puzzles and novelties. Come meet Boswell the Cat, browse, and enjoy a good book, a comfy chair, and a warm and welcoming ambience.

  • City Title South Easton
  • Address 1 669 Washington St.
  • Phone (508) 238-3034
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title South Hadley
  • Address 1 9 College St.
  • Phone (413) 534-7307
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Our book shop has a wide variety of books from varying genres and prices ranging from $1 to rare books over $100. We also carry a large variety of ephemera. Located in the former Edwards Library in Southampton, MA, our quaint and cozy location is easy to find and parking is available on site. Can't make it during our regular hours? Call us to arrange for an appointment during the week. 

  • City Title Stoneham
  • Address 1 311 Main St.
  • Phone (781) 438-0077
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

We are an independently-owned general interest bookstore celebrating 10+ years of offering great reads to our community. We have over 30,000 titles in all genres, hand-made gifts, and so much more.

Bearly Read Books has been in business for 27 years. We have a wide range of subjects including military history, first edition children's and illustrated classics, modern first editions, leather bound sets. We are open 6 days a week, closed Mondays. We have 40,000 books in stock.

Readmore is a great little hole in the wall bookstore right on Rt. 44 in Taunton, Mass. We have a wide variety of many books from young adult/children's books to best selling authors and everything in between.

  • City Title Vineyard Haven
  • Address 1 35 Main St.
  • Phone (508) 693-2291
  • Type New books
  • City Title Webster
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 55 E. Main St.
  • Phone (508) 949-6232
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Your friendly neighborhood bookstore, gift shop & coffeehouse! We carry thousands of new and gently used books of all kinds including best sellers, current fiction, memoirs, cookbooks, health, spirituality, self-help, graphic novels, comic books, young adult & more. Special orders are welcome. Relax and browse with a nice cup of hot or iced gourmet coffee, cappuccino, chai and a homemade pastry. Gift items include unique cards, journals, bookmarks, handmade jewelry & pottery, local honey & chocolates. New items arriving daily! Monthly displays of local artwork, author events and book discussion & writers groups meet here.

  • City Title West Brookfield
  • Address 1 80 W. Main St.
  • Phone (508) 867-8705
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Westborough
  • Address 1 18 Lyman St.
  • Phone (508) 366-4959
  • Type New books
  • City Title Winchester
  • Address 1 559 Main St.
  • Phone (781) 721-5933
  • Type New books
  • City Title Yarmouthport
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 220 Route 6A
  • Phone (508) 362-6420
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Ben Muse began selling books from the former Knowles General Store in 1959. Now in our third generation, we are a famiy-run, general book store selling new and old (often rare) books as well as issuing specialty catalogs on a variety of subjects: Americana, Latin America, Maritime, Art, the Orient and a variety of other subjects. If you can't find what you are looking for here on the web, please contact us directly at our Yarmouthport shop—or better yet stop by to browse and talk. We look forward to seeing you.

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