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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 Amesbury
  • Address 1 15 Friend St.
  • Phone (978) 388-1200
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Amherst
  • Address 1 8 Main St.
  • Phone (413) 256-1547
  • City Title Andover
  • Address 1 89R Main St.
  • Phone (978) 475-0143
  • Address 1 90 Main St. 
  • Phone (978) 474-8010
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Athol
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 1497 Main St.
  • Phone (978) 249-3978
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Bruce's Browser is a bookstore and cyber cafe' with a retro soda fountain featuring such favorites as hot fudge sundaes, frappes, ice cream sodas, coffee, and lime rickeys. The book selection is large and diverse, with something for everyone. There is a terrific selection of magazines, an eclectic mix of CDs, educational games and toys for children, and a nice assortment of cards and gift wrap. The gift department features an interesting assortment of decorative items. "the back corner" is home to a variety of events including author signings, poetry readings, panel discussions, and presentations on the large-screen television.
  • 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
  • Image Image
  • 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 Brewster
  • Address 1 2648 Main St.
  • Phone (508) 896-6543
  • City Title Brookline
  • Address 1 279 Harvard St.
  • Phone (617) 566-6660
  • City Title Cambridge
  • Address 1 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square
  • Phone (617) 547-4648
  • Address 1 1299 Cambridge St.
  • Phone (617) 497-7669
  • Type Used books
  • 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
  • City Title Concord
  • Address 1 89 Thoreau St.
  • Phone (978) 369-1770
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Dartmouth
  • Address 1 2 McCabe St.
  • Phone (508) 997-6700
  • City Title Duxbury
  • Address 1 35 Depot St.
  • Phone (781) 934-2128
  • City Title East Sandwich
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 432 Route 6A
  • Phone (508) 888-2331
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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
  • City Title Greenfield
  • Address 1 156 Main St.
  • Phone (413) 772-2186
  • City Title Hanover
  • Address 1 Merchants Row Upper Level, 2053 Washington St.
  • Phone (781) 871-7801
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Jamaica Plain
  • Address 1 5 Green St
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
Opening November 2014
  • 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
  • City Title Medford
  • Address 1 24 High St.
  • Phone (781) 391-7171
  • 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
  • City Title Newton
  • Address 1 10 Langley Rd., Newton Centre
  • Phone (617) 244-6619
  • City Title Northampton
  • Address 1 150 Main St, Thornes Marketplace
  • Phone (413) 585-9955
  • City Title Jamaica Plain
  • Address 1 5 Green St.
  • Phone (617) 522-3404
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Rockport
  • Address 1 47 Main St.
  • Phone (978) 546-7323
  • City Title Salem
  • Address 1 215 Essex St.
  • Phone (978) 468-9000
Opening summer 2014
  • City Title Sharon
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 Sharon Heights Plaza, 362 S. Main St.
  • Phone (781) 784-4306
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings
Our used books are approximately half the cover price, with a minimum of $2. We take paperback books for credit ($4.95 or more in cover price); use the credit for half your total purchase of used books! New books 20% off. We even buy textbooks. Children's/young adult books, too; a special section of y/a fantasy and teenlit. We specialize in romance, mystery, and sf/fantasy. Kalmbach trains and train-modeler's magazines, too. Greeting cards, postcards, bookmarks, booklights, bookholders, and curiosities. Collectible/unusual books and a nice selection of art books, as well. We special order new/used books. Public fax, copier service.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • City Title Vineyard Haven
  • Address 1 35 Main St.
  • Phone (508) 693-2291
  • City Title Waltham
  • Address 1 289 Moody St.
  • Phone (781) 209-0631
  • Type Primarily new with some used 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 Wellesley
  • Address 1 82 Central St.
  • Phone (781) 431-1160
  • 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
  • City Title Winchester
  • Address 1 559 Main St.
  • Phone (781) 721-5933
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