#20 Amherst Books

P1000808Amherst Books
8 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Here’s a recipe that works: Take one indie bookstore in Pioneer Valley, place it across the street from a well-known college, add one of the largest poetry selections in the state, add a strong selection of used books and textbooks, throw in a couple of creative writing programs and author events for good measure.  Oh!  See if you can get Emily Dickinson buried down the street.  Let the mixture sit for a few years.  You have Amherst Books!Amherst Books

Not much to say beyond that.  This place seems to be doing quite well for itself.  It smells nice inside this store.  I also walk in during an author event.  They do a lot of these here: readings, book launches, parties.  One of the owners, Nat Herold is serving wine.  There will be another event in an hour.

It’s a medium-sized store — functional and easy to navigate.  It looks like a fun place to be.

Amherst Books

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