Second Hand Prose Books Invites You to a Parade


Groton's only bookstore requests the pleasure of your company on Sunday September 14, at 1:00 pm for:

The First and Only Annual
Front Porch Swing Processional,
Halloween Preview,
Lemonade And Cookies, and
Thank You Groton Book Party.


We found an old-fashioned porch glider at an antique shop in Connecticut. We left it to the tender ministrations of Becky and Darryl Collins, furniture refinishers and woodworkers just up Hollis Street from the bookstore. They cleaned up the glider and lovingly painted it in the Second Hand Prose Books colors.

In order to thank the town of Groton for the support that allows us to keep the bookstore open, and to celebrate the advent of the community-building glider on our front porch, we are putting on a parade.

We will carry the glider from Becky & Darryl's to the bookstore, a mighty distance of about a tenth of a mile. We want lots of kids involved (grownups too). Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought it might be a good time to preview their costumes: a beta test, as it were. If they have instruments to play while pro-cessing, or drums to bang, that would be welcome.

When we arrive at the store there will be lemonade, tea, cookies, coffee, and of course lots of books -- 10% off store-wide.

We will step off from the sidewalk by the old burying ground on Hollis Street at 1:00 pm.

and hope you can make it!


New Hours for the Fall


We are open 10:00 till 6:00 Tuesday to Friday; till 7:00 on Thursday; and on weekends from noon till 4:00. On the weekends, please call 978-448-BOOK before coming out — the proprietor sometimes attends book fairs or the like.

Fall 2014 hours

We have lots of events in the works for the fall. Stay tuned here and on our mailing list (sign up for that below right).


Test Our New E-book Offering


I didn't buy it on Amazon Are you reading e-books on your iDevice or Android? If yes, please test our e-book store on Zola Books, an e-book purveyor for small independent booksellers. They are building their inventory and have signed many pub­lish­ers. They do not carry Random House-Penguin titles yet, but this will change soon. In the meantime we are eager to get your feedback.

It's simple: go to, click the IndiePledge button on our page. All your purchases will be credited to Second Hand Prose Books once you make the pledge.


Second Hand Prose Books Has Moved to Groton!


After 6 years on Great Road in Acton, we moved the store to Groton, Massachusetts. We wound down in Acton the last day of June, 2013, and reopened to the public in Groton on Tuesday, July 9th at

30A Hollis Street
Groton, MA 01450
978-448-BOOK [-2665]

It's simple to get there: 23 minutes is all it takes to drive the 12.7 miles out Route 119. (Bear right on Hollis Street just past the Groton town hall. The store will be on your right in 1/4 mile.)

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Hope to see you in Groton!