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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in New Hampshire

The best list of independent New Hampshire bookstores


Voted Best Bookstore in the Lakes Region, located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit us for the best new books, cards, toys, jewelry, and accessories. Don't miss our Used Book Floor and follow our "Find of the Week on the Used Book Floor" blog on our website and on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you!

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.

At A Freethinker's Corner, our Mission is to provide a wide selection of books that will encourage intellectual growth; to promote local, up and coming writers, and musicians; and to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our Vision is to encourage thinking, acting, and being outside the box, by investment in both self and community.

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!

A new bookstore, bar, and café in Hanover, NH.
  • City Title Jaffrey
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  • Address 1 27 Main St.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • City Title Nashua
  • Address 1 34 Northwest Blvd
  • Phone (603) 881-5570
  • 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
  • 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.

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
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy

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 carry books on CD and a large selection of puzzles from 300 to 2,000 pieces.

  • City Title Portsmouth
  • Address 1 40 Pleasant St.
  • Phone (603) 427-9197
  • 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. 

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

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

Located in beautiful Wolfeboro, NH we are a small bookstore with a huge selection of what you like to read! Spend time in our cafe with locally roasted gourmet coffee, gelato, and pastries while you browse.


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