INDOOR SHOPPING MON - SAT 9:30 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M. & SUN 11 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

As of May 29 2021 please continue to wear a face covering to PROTECT vulnerable and/or youngest members of OUR Independent Bookstore Community.Curbside pick-up available shop online at shop by phone at 781-826-6060

Update as of 5/29/21: We will continue to require everyone in the bookstore to wear masks for awhile longer.  We have many kids under 12 in our space every day and they are unable to be vaccinated.  Also, we are aware of some vulnerable adults who have medical reasons preventing them from being vaccinated at this time. Since we don't feel it's our place to check for vaccinations, this is the only way to protect our kids and vulnerable adults.

If you are vaccinated (as is ALL of our staff), we are sorry for this inconvenience, but we hope you will understand.  This is how we can protect our kids and continue to be good role models.



Until May 29, 2021 the current rules apply:

open for indoor shopping.  Please wear face covering, sanitize upon entry, maintain 6 feet distance, maximum 6 shoppers  children are to remain with adults; no play area

The safety of our customers & staff remains our number one priority.  We are complying with Massachusetts COVID-19 heatlh guidelines and implementing the safety procedures to welcome you back to a safe and comfortable in-person shopping environment!  We are implementing the folloiwng safety procedures:

  • Utilize our hand sanitizer upon entry (or put on provided clean gloves).
  • Face coverings will be mandatory.  We will be wearing them and ask that you do the same.
  • Please refrain from touching your face or face covering.
  • Customer count will be controlled to allow for safe browsing.
  • Children must remain with adults at all times.  The play area will not be available.  

●  Maintain a 6 feet distance from others.  Follow signs and directions of staff.

  • Please minimize touching and handling of merchandise.
  • Plexiglass screen has been installed at the checkout station.
  • We will be cleaning high contact surfaces regularly.

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