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Books you don't need in a place you can't find

We’re back!

Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 (for now)


Please understand that at this time the Bookmill is not open for all the other activities that you usually enjoy here such as reading, studying, writing, avoiding writing by playing games online, gathering with friends, tutoring, holding meetings, first dates, first kisses, second dates, and, our personal favorite, napping.

No more than twelve shoppers at a time: please check in and out at the front door downstairs. Visits can last for no more than forty-five minutes.

As required by Massachusetts regulations, wear your masks and maintain a six- foot distance between yourself and other customers.

Books are not effective spreaders of coronavirus but it is only sensible to ask you, for everyone’s peace of mind, to handle as few books as possible. Please place books you have handled in the boxes and baskets provided.

And, finally, we are not yet buying books.

Come back soon!


Getting Here

About Us

The Montague Bookmill is a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, set on the banks of the Sawmill River, a few miles north of Amherst and Northampton, Massachusetts. Our collection leans toward the academic, but we have thousands of books, on just about everything from Austen and anarchy to Zola and zoology. Our books are generally half-price, including recent publisher’s overstocks. Don’t look for our catalogue on line; we’re not that bookstore. But if we can’t find the book you’re looking for, we’ll find you a better one you didn’t know you wanted. The Montague Mill is also home to Sawmill River Arts and the newest outpost of the Turn It Up! music and movie empire. There is great food and drink all day and deep into the night at the astonishing Lady Killigrew Cafe. And downstairs is the fantastic Alvah Stone Restaurant and Bar. If you were dining any closer to the water there would be fish in your lap. We have concerts and performances spring, summer and fall. The Bookmill and its environs are an amazing and lovely place where you can lose yourself for hours. We’ve been lost here for years.

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