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Welcome to Barrow Bookstore

Home for eclectic readers for 50 years!

The Barrow Bookstore specializes in Concord authors and history, childrens books and literature, and has a general selection of gently read and rare titles from art, architecture, crafts and cooking, to gardening, WWII, history and science.  We also carry a line of literary-themed gifts made locally by members of the store’s staff.  Our gift certificates are great for any occasion.


Barrow Bookstore was founded in Concord, Massachusetts in 1971 and began in an old-fashioned wheelbarrow before quickly transitioning to a store front. Our signature wheelbarrow remains parked out front on Main Street at the top of the alley that leads you to Barrow Bookstore. Come down the alley (behind Fritz and Gigi clothing shop) and you'll find a magical place as you step into Barrow Bookshop! Visitors are invited to browse our ever-changing stock, enjoy a quiet read in our comfortable chairs, and join us for events.  

As well as being avid readers, our staff have all worked as tour guides and re-enactors in Concord and are happy to share their knowledge about the town and its history.

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