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Address: 11 Housatonic St, Lenox, MA 01240-2629
Phone Number: (413) 637 3390
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Lovely Bookstore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
pjpescosolido
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Visalia, California
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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

It was a rainy Thursday in the Berkshires. I have been trying to find the best bookstore, ranging from Northampton and Amherst west... And this is it. Maybe it doesn't have everything, but I wouldn't know; I was not looking for everything. What it does have is beautiful books, set out on tables as staff recommendations, lots of assistance if... More 

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Thank 1Nicole
Lenox, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Bookstore doesn't have everything, but you can find the classics and a mix of eclectic titles curated by owner Matt. A must-stop shop for any trip to Lenox—one-of-a-kind local shop.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a really lovely place, a gem of a bookstore. It doesn't try to be all things to all people, but stocks what's really interesting, and it's a nice place to hang out, socialize and have a glass of wine.

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Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of the best independent bookstores I've recently visited. They have a great selection of literary works, perhaps the largest poetry section I've seen in an American bookstore in the past half dozen years. Not only quantity, but also quality (interesting writers, varied traditions). They have an active series of events, and a nice bar at the edge... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We get to Lenox most summers, and a trip to The Bookstore is a must event. Apart from the thrill of supporting an independent book shop, we invariably find tomes that we either didn't know existed, or simply can't live without. I don't know how so many treasures fit in so modest a space. My reading teacher bride especially enjoys... More 

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White River Junction, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The probable reason you were able to buy the $30 book Matt wouldn't discount is that it was sent to a reviewer, who promptly bundled it with a few dozen other books received for review and dumped the lot on the used book market for a pittance. I don't blame you for buying at the best price (thereby enriching the... More 

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This family owned bookstore has something for everyone! I like to pick up Classic children's books for my kids here. The atmosphere is welcoming as you walk in and feel the wonder associated with so many books in such a great place! It is worth browsing at the very least.

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Thank Mike K
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Discovered this place on our first trip to the Berkshires. Great selection, real independent bookstore, and the owner Matt is a trove of information and stories. I bought two books I hadn't been looking for but found while browsing. Made me realize how important it is to support a real (and if possible non-chain) bookstore - could never have had... More 

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