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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Massachusetts

The best list of independent Massachusetts bookstores


  • City Title Westborough
  • Address 1 18 Lyman St.
  • Phone (508) 366-4959
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Cafe is the largest independent bookstore in New England. At 35,000 square feet, this spacious facility contains a dedicated event room for author and literacy events.
  • City Title Westfield
  • Address 1 2 Main St.
  • Phone (413) 356-3912
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are Westfield's local, independent bookshop! We offer new and pre-owned books with special orders happily filled; we host author appearances and monthly book discussions; and we proudly work with local authors and artisans. Join our monthly book club meetings or we'll be happy to provide a free space for your group to meet.  Check our website for our hours.

  • City Title Westport
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  • Address 1 865 Main Rd.
  • Phone (508) 636-2572
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts

We have been welcoming friends since 1979. Come and visit one of South Coast's favorite destinations. No matter what you're expecting you'll find something to surprise you!

Independently owned and operated in Winchester, MA since 1984.

  • Address 1 11 Somerset Ave.
  • Phone (617) 846-3099
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Toys/Games

Great coffee, book selection, and atmosphere, come see us! Can't find the book you're looking for? We'll order it for you.

  • City Title Worcester
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  • Address 1 65 James St Ste 2
  • Phone (508) 796-5613
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

We are your friendly neighborhood bookstore, stocking new and pre-read books, as well as toys, gifts, magazines, greeting cards, audio titles, and much more! We welcome special orders and we will happily take want lists.

  • Address 1 138 Green St. Ste. 1
  • Phone (508) 459-1400
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts

Used books, from the academic to esoteric. Unique curiosities. Organic juices and smoothies. Author events, readings, and community gathering spot.

Root and Press is an independent bookstore with an in-house cafe. As a smaller outlet, we focus our book selections (non-fiction and limited fiction) on issues of the moment and area. Our retail selections feature some of the finest works of local artisans. Finally, our coffee is locally roasted and ground in-house while our food selections are locally sourced.

  • Address 1 372 Chandler St.
  • Phone (508) 753-2500
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • City Title Yarmouthport
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  • 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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