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'Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
                                                                                                         ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to Barrow Bookstore. Located in downtown historic Concord, Massachusetts, Barrow Bookstore specializes in Concord history and authors (including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and more) and a wide array of genres for readers of all ages and interests. From first editions to fine condition reading copies, to an assortment of book-inspired gifts, literary delights await. 

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"I bring you with reverent hands the books of my numberless dreams." ~W.B. Yeats

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"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."
Henry David Thoreau


​Jolabokaflod at the Barrow Bookstore - 2023


Please join us for our annual celebration of the Icelandic tradition of giving and unwrapping books on Christmas Eve and spending the night reading.  Stop by the bookstore on

  • Dec. 23rd from 10 – 5 or

  • Dec. 24th from 10 – 3

and pick up a wrapped book and a packet of hot chocolate.  Weather permitting, the books will be outside and on Dec. 24th there will be snacks and music (recorded) from 1 - 3.  This is a drop-in event; in the case of bad weather, books will be available inside the store. 

Where ever you are, we hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!

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