Welcome to BOOK ENDS!

We are open 10-5 Monday - Saturday // 12-5 Sundays 

In order to provide a safe environment for all of our customers and employees, please follow the enter/exit door signs and know that we require hand sanitizing upon entry to the store and the wearing of a face mask that covers both the mouth and nose for all customers during the entirety of your visit.

We are happy to offer curbside pickup for those who feel they cannot adhere to these important safety guidelines. We want our customers to be confident that they are in a safe environment while enjoying one of life's pleasures-- browsing in an independent bookstore. Thank you for your support from the whole Book Ends team! 

Our customer capacity will be limited to 20 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.


*Pickup orders can be started by phone at 781-721-5933 or through this website at https://bookendswinchester.indielite.org. Please note that website titles DO NOT necessarily reflect our onsite inventory -- there is always the possibility that we will need to special order for you.

*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.

* Due to the pandemic and post office over-crowding we will not be directly SHIPPING until after the Covid-19 threat is significantly reduced. The only shipping option currently is therefore through our BookShop site, as described directly above.


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 and gift cards 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!

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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Fiction Bestsellers

The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
Hamnet Cover Image
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image

Kids Bestsellers

Cat Kid Comic Club: From the Creator of Dog Man Cover Image
When You Trap a Tiger: Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal Cover Image
Ground Zero Cover Image
Concrete Rose Cover Image
The Gilded Ones Cover Image
We Were Liars Cover Image

Nonfiction Bestsellers

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Cover Image
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image