The Penultimate Event at Second Hand Prose Books


Anne Shaughnessy

On Friday February 6 we held a Story Slam at the bookstore to benefit the Kigali Reading Center of Rwanda. We were honored to have Parfait Gasana, co-founder of the Center, in attendance. Follow the link for photos from the Story Slam, captured by Margaret Burdine.

Second Hand Prose Books Is Closing


Although the bookstore’s business in Groton has been growing slowly but steadily — thanks to all of you — we have decided to close Second Hand Prose Books, effective March 15, 2015.

Circumstances in our personal lives are changing. While we still strongly feel that Groton is enhanced by the presence of a bookstore, and have been honored to provide this service to the community, we will no longer be in a position to do so.

Beginning today, all regular books in the store (excluding consignment and new books) will be on sale for a further 50% off. Customers with credit are welcome to use it over the next month for an even greater discount.


Opening Hours


Regular store hours are 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. We will post weekend hours regularly here.

Fall 2014 hours


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!