Welcome to BOOK ENDS!

ESSENTIAL UPDATE: 07/21/2020

We are open daily for in-store browsing:

10-4 Monday - Saturday

12-4 Sundays

We are *thrilled* to be continuing to slowly and carefully reopen our physical Book Ends storefront in keeping with Governor Baker's Phase 3 safety guidelines.

We want to first extend the warmest of thank yous to everyone who has supported us through the months of shutdown and gradual reopening by purchasing books through BookShop.org and spreading the word. Thank you to everyone who has ordered books to be picked up and those who have been coming in to carefully browse! We can probably never THANK YOU enough. (But we will try!)

Please follow the enter/exit door signs and expect to be required to wear a face mask before entering and for the duration of your visit, as we will all be doing.

Our customer capacity will be limited to 12 at a time. We have been hard at work rearranging and spreading out bookshelves and card racks, cleaning, improving ventilation, and installing new plastic shields at the registers. We have also reduced the seating capacity for customers, but will eagerly bring the comfortable chairs back when it feels safer to do so.

We are happy to continue to take phone and web orders, as described below.

For BOOKS:

*Pickup orders can be started by phone at 781-721-5933 or through this website at https://bookendswinchester.indielite.org.

*Home delivery orders will continue through our BookShop site at https://bookshop.org/shop/bookendswinchester. Please make sure that our Bookshop logo  is in the top left corner of your webpage *before* you fill your cart, or we won't get commission for your sale.

For EVERYTHING ELSE:

Pickup orders can be started by phone at 781-721-5933. We encourage you to keep an eye out on social media or on our storefront window displays in Winchester Center for ideas. Look for greeting card options and family activities in this way! Gift certificates are always available.

And finally: we encourage you to continue to use our https://bookshop.org/shop/bookendswinchester site for your books and puzzles— and for gifts for friends and family anywhere in the country! We get a generous commission from all your orders and the organization supports independent bookstores around the country. Please make sure that our Bookshop logo is in the top left corner of your webpage *before* you fill your cart, or we won't get the credit-- It’s easy earnings for us, which is always appreciated. Thank you!

We can't wait to welcome you back-- we have missed you!


BOOK ENDS is a quintessential New England Independent Bookstore, located in the heart of Winchester Center since 1984.  While quaint in appearance, we are totally modern in our customer service, ordering direct from all major publishers for quick and easy special ordering and restocking.  We partner with area schools and businesses to offer competitive pricing on book orders, and we have a rotating schedule of local and bestselling authors in the store for free events.

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