2011

Shopping

Category
Bookstore
Winner
Andover Bookstore
bos_generic581.jpg

A working fireplace and mismatched, well-worn furniture make the Andover look more like a private library than a retail store. The atmosphere at this 200-year-old spot (the second-oldest bookshop in the country) is neither modern nor musty — just wonderfully comfortable. The selection, meanwhile, is something you’ll never find on Amazon — an essential collection of both classic and contemporary work, enhanced by a highly educated staff with an enthusiasm for the written word that is nothing short of contagious.

Andover Bookstore | 89R Main St., Andover, MA | 978-475-0143 | http://hugobookstores.com/

More Categories for 2011 Shopping