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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in New Hampshire

The best list of independent New Hampshire bookstores


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.

  • City Title Dover
  • Address 1 505 Central Ave.
  • Phone (603) 749-2300
  • Type Used books

With a giant selection of used merchandise, Baldface is a haven for booklovers on a budget. After 25 years, this Dover institution has curated an inventory perfectly suited to its community, from the written word to audio selections on vinyl and CD. Loads of events, including concerts and readings, make Baldface Books an independent gem of a shopping experience.

  • City Title Jaffrey
  • Image Image
  • 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!

  • City Title Manchester
  • Address 1 581 Second St
  • Phone (603) 836-5000
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Meredith
  • Address 1 Mills Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Hwy.
  • Phone (603) 279-3905
  • City Title Milford
  • Address 1 Lorden Plaza, 586 Nashua St.
  • Phone (603) 673-1734
  • Type New books
  • 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 Newmarket
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  • Address 1 86 Main St.
  • Phone (6003) 659-8181
  • Type Used books
  • City Title North Conway
  • Address 1 2568 S. Main St.
  • Phone (603) 356-3200
  • Type New books

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

  • City Title Peterborough
  • Address 1 12 Depot Square
  • Phone (603) 924-3543
  • City Title Portsmouth
  • Address 1 40 Pleasant St.
  • Phone (603) 427-9197
  • Type New books

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.

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

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