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Boswell ownersBoswell‚Äôs Books has been a Shelburne Falls institution for¬†over 30¬†years.¬†¬†Until 1991,¬†it was called The Bridge Street Bookshop and was located in the space currently occupied by Thyme on the River. The first owner was Ann Plunkett of Heath; her cat, Boswell, was a curmudgeon who sometimes provided store regulars with a thrill by allowing himself to be petted. When Ann moved her store to the larger space next to McCusker‚Äôs Market, in 1991, she changed the store‚Äôs name to Boswell‚Äôs¬† Books.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Jim Owens of Shelburne Falls bought the bookstore in 1996, and in 2004, Boswell‚Äôs Books moved to its current location, at 10 Bridge Street.¬†¬† After the original Boswell¬†¬†passed away, manager Jody Owens brought in a kitten who she named Boswell.¬† And so the tradition began, which our own¬†adorable feline, the fifth with that name, proudly carries on.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We purchased the store in the spring of 2012.¬† Lifelong book lovers and avid readers,¬†we have both worked with authors and publishers in different capacities for many years. We are committed to providing our community with an up to date selection of new books and interesting used books as well as games, puzzles and crafts from local artists. Maria, our store manager and events coordinator (and resident artist), taps into the wealth of gifted writers from the Pioneer Valley, and schedules fun and fascinating author events at Boswell‚Äôs or at the Arms Library.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We welcome your comments and suggestions on the store, our offerings, our website‚ÄĒor anything else. Please drop by the store and tell us your ideas in person or email us at boswell@boswellsbooks.net. Also, you can post on our Facebook page. To stay up to date on new events and new books, etc, like us on Facebook and sign up for our e-mailing list. And don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Boswell, our lovable bookstore cat.

Ken & Nancy Eisenstein, Proprietors

Our hours are¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Monday – Wednesday¬†11¬† AM ‚Äď 6 PM
Thursday &¬†Friday 11 AM ‚Äst7¬† PM
Saturday¬†¬†10 AM ‚Äst7 PM¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sunday¬† 10 AM – 6 PM

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