From South Deerfield, MA we traveled up I-91 to Rte. 9 Northeast to the beautiful town of Keene, New Hampshire. The green forested hills and rushing streams made for a beautiful trip. Our first stop was Eagle Books, a charming and long-established book shop in Keene owned by Sylvia Felix.
Sylvia was so pleasant and helpful — she even went digging in her storage area for a title we were seeking, and produced just what we were after. Now that’s a book seller!
We paused in Keene for lunch at The Stage restaurant on the beautiful town square. Then we moved on up Rte. 9 to Old #6 Book Depot (166 Depot Hill Rd, Henniker, NH) owned by Ian & Helen Morrison.
Books are shelved from floor to ceiling here in narrow aisles, very well organized and broken down into very specific subject areas. Just about all subjects are covered! Two floors of books, some in stacks on the floor, so plenty of time needed here for browsers.
The area around Henniker, NH has quite a few used book shops. Because it was nearing closing time, we couldn’t hit them all. But we did just make it to Books by the Lake, where owner Carol Cullinan was kind enough to give us a little extra time to browse…
The lake is Lake Massasecum. The shop has two floors of books covering most genres, with a good children’s section and fairly large equine section for a shop of this size.
We found several books at each stop in New Hampshire today. Here’s a photo with a sampling from our booty:
We stopped for the evening in Concord, New Hampshire. We had a very nice dinner at a new restaurant called “O’s” in Concord and a great room nearby at the Hampton Inn.
Today we’ll head toward Boston!