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

Barrow Bookstore is back to normal operations, but if

anyone is more comfortable with a private visit, please contact us to make arrangements.  We remain available to help you outside, over the phone (978-369-6084), by email ( or online at


We greatly appreciate everyone's continued support and thank you for being part of Barrow Bookstore's community.

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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


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.  And back by popular demand, we will have live harp music in the store from 3-5 p.m. on the 24th!

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

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