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Not a big place, but big enough to find interesting things. A bonus was chatting with the owner... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
erichZ1267TF
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
Came to browse, left delighted with an armload

The owner, Matt, is a very personable, intelligent man who is apparently an institution in Lenox... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
FoxVoyage
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Los Angeles
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Nov 12, 2018
“Support your local independent bookstore!”
Nov 5, 2017
“Came to browse, left delighted with an armload”
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11 Housatonic St, Lenox, MA 01240-2629
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Not a big place, but big enough to find interesting things. A bonus was chatting with the owner and a friend of his, about books and local stories.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erichZ1267TF
Reviewed November 5, 2017

The owner, Matt, is a very personable, intelligent man who is apparently an institution in Lenox. While I was browsing, one person after another stopped in for a friendly chat. I was a visitor, but am an avid bookstore lover, and this small but extremely...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Unique little bookstore, so laid back, so peaceful; reminds one of why we LOVE bookstores! Truly a step back in time; go browse and enjoy. A little gem.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Decaf7
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by The Bookstore with my in laws and two young kids. We didn't partake of the wine bar, but we did purchase four children's books. Great store with a laid back atmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Kdlwall
Reviewed February 18, 2017

It is a small bookstore and noticeably slower in the winter. Matt is very helpful and an extremely interesting and knowledgeable guy who has always been helpful. We enjoy browsing when we can. The bookstore is close to Nejaime's and a few paces from Loeb's...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Not alot of variety, small very surprised that absolutely no one spoke to us there. I would go if I had something specific they had I wanted however just to stop in and browse not very friendly.. Sorry maybe it was a bad day..

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Bookstore is everything that a bookstore should be...personal welcoming interesting welcoming. The owner/operator Matthew is a book guy, He's full of insight and wisdom about the store the merchandise the publishing world the history. He's a raconteur a jokerman a fount of information about...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Roberta W
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I recently needed two books and the owner was very cooperative in getting them for me. I've always enjoyed and appreciated browsing in this cute bookstore.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Fatehjeet
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Bookstore is a nice little bookstore with an interesting and eclectic selection of books. The owner, Matt, is charming and knowledgable, and the staff are helpful and friendly. As a bookstore owner myself, I give The Bookstore high marks!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank pjpescosolido
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We visit ever time we are in Lenox just to see what new books they have found. We have great conversations with the staff and always find something to read. Topics range from fiction to local culture to science and nature.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank M C
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