Best Used Bookstores in New England | Honorable Mentions
The corny bear statue outside shouldn’t discourage you from browsing the impressive 90,000-volume collection here. For more than three decades, these wide aisles and well-labeled sections have been a book collector’s best friend. 80 West Main St., West Brookfield, MA. 508-867-8705; thebookbear.comThe Book Shed
On the shores of Lake Champlain, this spot is as rural as things get in New England. The Book Shed has thrived in this town of fewer than a thousand residents by attracting used-book buyers to the 15,000 hand-picked volumes of owner Joseph Trenn. 733 Lake Road, Benson, VT. 802-537-2190; thebookshed.com
Henniker Book Farm
The current owners are keeping a 48-year tradition alive at the Henniker Book Farm, which is just five minutes from New England College. Its 30,000 used and rare volumes range from general to scholarly interest, with strong sections on history, biography, and science. 34 Old West Hopkinton Road, Henniker, NH. 603-428-8888; hennikerbookfarm.com
This collection of 25,000 used books is clearly influenced by its proximity to many colleges, with emphasis on history, philosophy, science, architecture, and literature. The staff is knowledgeable and can help you find that rare volume you need. 5 South Angell St., Providence, RI. 401-521-5533; myopicbooks.com
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