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Amherst Books
8 Main Street  Amherst, MA 01002  ·   413.256.1547  ·  800.503.5865  ·  books@amherstbooks.com

About Us

“Pick of the Pioneer Valley”  2005, 2006, 2009
Michelin Green Guide New England

—Read about us in the New York Times!   “In the Valley of the Literate”   (November 16, 2007)

Amherst Books is a locally owned, independent bookshop.   We sell new & used books.   Our particular strengths include poetry, literature, & philosophy.   We carry a large selection of small press titles & literary journals.

Our event mailing list will never be shared.   If you want to be taken off at any time, send a message to: events@amherstbooks.com.

Besides our fine trade inventory, we sell textbooks for Amherst College, Hampshire College, & the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.   If you have questions about textbooks, go to our textbook page.

We now sell Peter Pan bus tickets to all destinations in the United States & Canada.   Schedules for busses in New England (& some other Northeast Corridor destinations) may be found here.   (Please note that fares listed on-line are very often not the fares we are allowed to sell.)   If you can't find a destination you're looking for give us a call!

Current hours:/b>
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M. — 6:00 P.M.
Closed Sunday


We give a 10% discount to all local K-12, college & university faculty, support staff, as well as graduate students, & senior citizens.   Professors who order textbooks from us get a 20% discount. (See here.)   Please identify yourself as such at time of purchase.

How to find us

Amherst Books is at the center of downtown Amherst at 8 Main Street.  There is a Subway sandwich place next to us at the corner of Pleasant Street.   For those of you familiar with Amherst, we're just around the corner from Antonio's Pizza.

The town parking lot is just behind our block.

Peter Pan buses stop just three-quarters of a block away on South Pleasant Street at the PVTA bus kiosk.   (In front of the Fiber Arts Center.)

The Amtrak train station is a ten minute walk.   Click here for more information.

We're also a stone's throw from the Emily Dickinson Homestead & Emily Dickinson's grave.

Downtown Amherst Massachusetts
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