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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in New Hampshire

The best list of independent New Hampshire bookstores

 

Bayswater Book Co. Your Local Independent Bookstore since 1996. Shop local; it matters!

As the largest independent bookstore in Northern New England, in continuous operation since 1898, Gibson’s Bookstore is able to offer not only a huge inventory, but also the amenities usually associated with national chains.

The Colophon Book Shop specializes in the fields of antiquarian and in-print books about books, literature, and WWI & WWII aviation.

WSB is the largest independent bookstore in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Conveniently located in downtown Exeter, we are 100% here for you. From special orders to out of print titles to "what the heck should I read next?" we can help!

  • City Title Jaffrey
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  • Address 1 27 Main St.
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Escape Hatch Books is half bookstore, half comic shop, half publishing company and half game shop . . . We just pretend that math works. Our goal is to be a comic shop with the vibe of a bookstore. AND a bookshop with the fun energy and creativity of a comic shop. AND to be a fun place to hang out and play games (and hopefully buy them, too). And to encourage, create, and promote cool stuff. But don't take our word for it. Step into the Escape Hatch and see for yourself!

  • City Title Keene
  • Address 1 12 Emerald St.
  • Phone (603) 352-8815
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

We carry new books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, greeting cards, used books and more! We can also order those hard-to-find and out of print titles for you. There's nothing like an actual book to make your imagination soar!

  • City Title Laconia
  • Address 1 1330 Union Ave
  • Phone (603) 528-4445
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

We give store credit for your gently used paperback books. We also carry new books, new & used puzzles, Melissa & Doug sticker books & puzzles, and cards, and we have gift certificates available. We will order books as well!

The independent bookstore of downtown Manchester, NH.

Indie bookstore located in Meredith, NH on the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Join us for author events throughout the year.

  • City Title Nashua
  • Address 1 34 Northwest Blvd
  • Phone (603) 881-5570
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Book Cellar in Nashua, NH has a wide variety of used and new books. We sell college textbooks on our website, but they are not available in our stores unless requested. We'll buy your college textbooks on the spot. We also buy general reading books for store credit to use on our dizzyingly large array of new & used books.

  • City Title New London
  • Address 1 253 Main St.
  • Phone (603) 526-5850
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

We have something for every age group including books, puzzles, toys, gifts, chocolate, greeting cards, and stationery, as well as author events.

  • City Title Newmarket
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  • Address 1 86 Main St.
  • Phone (603) 659-8181
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Books. Coffee. Records.

We pride ourselves on being a quirky, local, indie bookstore nestled in the heart of North Conway, NH.

Visit one of our three locations in Keene, Milford, and Peterborough.

  • City Title Plaistow
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  • Address 1 18 Plaistow Rd. #9
  • Phone (603) 819-5116
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

We offer a large selection of many genres of used books, most in like new condition, including a large selection of SF/Fantasy, as well as new books at 10% off the list price. We also have greeting cards, books on CD, music CDs, DVDs, and a large selection of games and puzzles.

  • City Title Portsmouth
  • Address 1 40 Pleasant St.
  • Phone (603) 427-9197
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Envisioned by three longtime booksellers and a creative chef, Portsmouth Book & Bar offers much more than select used books, great food, and beers; we offer a sense of place, a unique experience created through design, community events, and cultural events.

Your friendly neighborhood bookstore. 

  • Address 1 29 Sheafe St.
  • Phone (603) 498-5202
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Called "The Best Small Bookshop in New England" by Yankee Magazine

  • City Title Warner
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  • Address 1 16 E. Main St.
  • Phone (603) 456-2700
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Community bookstore, toy store, and gallery. We host events for all ages.

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