Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough, Massachusetts—the largest independent bookstore in new England—has undergone several major transitions in its 43-year existence. When I first moved to Central Mass. in 1994, I remember people raving about “the bookstore” to go to, Tatnuck on Chandler Street in Worcester. Photo from the American Booksellers Association That wasn't the original Tatnuck, … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Week: Tatnuck Booksellers
Independent bookstore Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester has a storied history that goes far beyond the town limits of Massachusetts’ second-largest city. The store, located at 65 James Street in Worcester, is part of a chain that once boasted 70 used bookstores, all dedicated to encouraging book reading and book swapping. Today there are eleven … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Week: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester
Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, has quite a few claims to fame. It was founded in 1898 – you read that right…1898. It is the oldest continuously operating retailer in the Concord area. And it is the largest independent bookstore in northern New England. In 2014, Gibson’s was awarded the coveted Independent Spirit Award, … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Week: Gibson’s Bookstore
Independent, local bookstores are holding their own in this digital age, which should make us all very happy. Browsing online has its allure, but nothing beats the tactile reward of running your finger over a new release’s embossed cover or flipping through the pages of a potential purchase. Bookstores even smell good! Indie booksellers are … Continue reading Welcome to Indie Bookstore Week
Cows are pretty cute if you ask me, and of course calves are definitely cute, like all baby animals. But these Scottish Highland Cattle take the cake for cute baby cows. The pictures speak for themselves.