The Andover Bookshop is everything a bibliophile could ask for. There is, of course, a wide selection of books across all genres. But what really makes the shop stand out is the knowlegeable staff that can help you choose just the right read—all in an atmosphere of calm that lets book lovers briefly escape from the outside world. During the pandemic the book shop offered curbside pick up.
74 Main St., Andover, 978-475-0143, hugobookstores.com/andover
Wicked Good Books
This charming downtown shop was founded on the premise that Salem should always have an independent bookstore. And that dedication to providing a place for community shines through. The shelves carry everything from bestsellers to an eclectic range of used books, and the spaces between are filled with happy locals browsing and chatting.
215 Essex St., Salem, 978-594-1938, wickedgoodbookstore.com