The Concord Bookshop

Spoiler alert! CAN AN AADVARK BARK? No, but it can grunt ... Join us for lots of fun (and noise) when Melissa Stewart and Josh Funk Books present their newest picture books.

Read-alouds that pack a punch - learn while snorting (and watch out for the STINKY STENCH!)

How cool is this?!? On July 22, The Discovery Museums is holding an adults-only 'Treehouse Takeover'

Visit Discovery Woods and their 550-square foot treehouse - the grownup way! Enjoy drinks, food, entertainment, and the outdoors.

Details and ticketing information are here:

Audiobook Month - Great Books on Sale Playlist on

There are some phenomenal digital audiobooks on sale this month through our partnership with Libro. Download Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winner novel AMERICANAH, Susannah Cahalan's riveting memoir BRAIN ON FIRE, or many others, for about $5! That's less than the price of a latte :) June is audiobook month and to celebrate, we have some great audiobooks on sale - get listening today!

In the June 5 issue of TIME magazine, Bill Gates says "I always take a big canvas tote bag of books when I go on vacation. I have a bad (!?) habit of staying up really late if I'm in the middle of a book that I love."

Do you think we should send him a Concord Bookshop tote for his next vacation?

BTW, his summer selection includes A FULL LIFE (President Jimmy Carter), HOMO DEUS (Yuval Noah Harari), THE HEART (Maylis de Kerangal), BORN A CRIME (Trevor Noah), and HILLBILLY ELEGY (J. D. Vance)

Sarah Dessen's new novel, ONCE AND FOR ALL, is here -- and we've got **signed editions! **

Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged now that he's met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna's second chance is standing right in front of her.

Sarah Dessen's many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after.

Penguin Teen

June 4, 2017 - Middlesex Jazz Festival at Concord Center

Still going strong! Jazz Festival in Concord Center until 7pm tonight. And we're across the street, open until 5 tonight. The Concord Visitor Center and Town Recreation Department will host a free outdoor jazz festival in the lot behind the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street. Bring a lawn chair.

Photo courtesy Josh Funk, who will be here on Sunday, June 11 at 3pm with Melissa Stewart. A stinky barking good time!

Author Jessica Shattuck stopped in the Bookshop to sign copies of her bestselling novel THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE!

“Three war widows and their children help each other survive at the end of World War II in this engaging novel filled with rich period details. Their husbands died as members of the resistance, but aside from that common thread, Marianne, Benita, and Ania bring very different backgrounds to their makeshift home in the castle's kitchen. They also face repercussions from past choices and current secrets. Jessica Shattuck brings us into their world and shows us that the rules for love and loyalty are different in wartime.”

Wow!! Through our partnership with Libro, The Wizarding World digital audiobooks are now available on our website!

Click through to open a free Libro account, purchase your digital audiobook, download and easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC).

Hee-hee! Updated the home page on our website for our next event, and a customer alerted us to this FUN typo ... can you spot it?!

Josh Funk Melissa Stewart



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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