The Concord Bookshop

We found this 'LOVE'ly painted rock at the Bookshop.

We're not sure if it was an anonymous gift -- in which case --> **THANK YOU!** or if it was left behind by mistake (in which case, come claim it). In the meantime, we're using it to subtly recommend some of our favorite books.

New in our Signed Books Gallery -- and at a bargain price! Signed first editions of I AM BRIAN WILSON: A MEMOIR

This was fun -- We love Joshilyn Jackson's spicy feisty brand of Southern storytelling. Her characters ring true to life, and plots span geographical lines ... more, please!

Thanks to Shelf Awareness for this reminder that today is BOOK LOVERS DAY!

p.s. Belle in her blue dress is the *best* Disney princess, amiright?

Jonathan Starr, author of It Takes a School: the Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State, August 8 | Westborough MA

The Westborough Public Library has a great program tonight (Tuesday, August 8) with Westborough native @jonathan starr Jonathan Starr -- he'll talk about his inspiring book, IT TAKES A SCHOOL.

The program starts at 7pm, at the Library, 55 Main Street, Westborough.

Westborough, Massachusetts Jonathan Starr, author of the book, “It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World’s #1 Failed State”, will be speaking at the Westborough Library on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. Come and learn how Mr. Starr has helped “Build a Better World” by building a success...

Congratulations to Michaela, who will start her first teaching job this fall - at the school she attended as a child!

She was visiting Concord from her home in West Virginia, and purchased BUGS! BUGS! BUGS! for her classroom library.

"To teach is to touch a life forever." Thanks, Michaela!

Tonight's riddle brought to you by Sarah and Dawn:

** How many booksellers does it take to change a lightbulb? **

Harry Potter

Happiest of birthdays to Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling!

Do you happen to share their birthday, too?

Make a wish, Harry. #HappyBirthdayHarryPotter

We've heard that our Bookshop totes travel far and wide, here's some proof -- spotted in a used handbag stall in Madagascar. Yes, Madagascar!

Photo shared by Paul who was in the area doing work for Blue Ventures a U.K. NGO that deals with Marine Conservation, health and education.

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced.
How many of these titles have you read? Which are on your wish?

"4 3 2 1" by Paul Auster
"Days Without End" by Sebastian Barry
"History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund
"Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid
"Solar Bones" by Mike McCormack
"Reservoir 13" by Jon McGregor
"Elmet" by Fiona Mozley
"The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" by Arundhati Roy
"Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders
"Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie
"Autumn" by Ali Smith
"Swing Time" by Zadie Smith
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead



65 Main St
Concord, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 9pm
Friday 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Shop at Walden Pond Shop at Walden Pond
915 Walden St
Concord, 01742

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The World of Bliss (a novel) The World of Bliss (a novel)
199 Sudbury Rd
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Barefoot Books Concord Studio Barefoot Books Concord Studio
89 Thoreau St
Concord, 01742

The Barefoot Books Concord Studio is a creative place where families can come to explore Barefoot books and experience the stories coming to life through a dynamic array of creative programs, events and classes.

Barrow Bookstore Barrow Bookstore
79 Main St
Concord, 01742

Specializing in Concord authors and history, children's books and literature, the Barrow Bookstore also has a general selection of used and rare titles.