Open This Weekend


The store will be open this weekend, Aug. 23-24, from noon till 4:00. C’mon out while the crisp fall weather lasts!

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.


Expanded Hours for the Summer


  8 am 9 10 11 12 n 1 pm 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 pm
tue   open community hrs.                
  key:    = closed    = open    = usually open; call 448-BOOK

There is plenty of parking in the rear; and the back door has a handicapped-accessible ramp.


Open Community Hours Now on Tuesday


By popular demand — ours and others' — we have moved our Open Community Hours from Monday morning to its new time: Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Stop in, bring your laptop, your writing, knitting, artwork, or whatever creative project you've got going on, and work for a while in congenial company. The Wi-Fi is on us. The Keurig will be warmed up. Pretty much all the essentials, right there.

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!