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Dearest Friends of Amherst Books:

Hurrah! We are now open for safe browsing & all business.

A maxiumum of 7 customsers will be allowed in the shop all at once.

Our new schedule:

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

We will still be taking orders by email (books@amherstbooks.com) or by telephone (413-256-1547), from 10:00 - 4:00, Tuesday through Saturday; if no one picks up during those hours we’re sometimes overwhelmed, please try again in a few minutes.   After hours please call again the next day, we are not listening to messages.

We will continue curbside pickup, we will deliver to local addresses one day a week, & will mail books for a small fee.


Announcing the Dean’s Beans Weekly Book Contest!


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Dean’s Beans will give away any one book (or two young adult books) in the shop—no special orders— to the winner each weak.

Just come in & fill out a slip with your name, phone number or email, & the book (or books) you want. We will draw a name at random once a week & notify the winner.   (Some conditions may apply.)


We truly believe that books & bookstores are essential—especially in times of crisis.  If you would like to order a book but have a financial hardship, please reach out to us via email & we will try our best to make accommodations.

We wish you & yours many healthy returns.

Sincerely yours,

Shannon & Nat

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.  It distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world & experience of a wide kind.   It is moral illumination.” - Elizabeth Hardwick


N.B. In-store events are canceled until further notice but please check our Events page for virtual events sponsored by Amherst College, the University of Massachusetts, & others.

Be well! And best wishes from all of us to all of you.

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