The Bookloft: A Berkshire Gift To Readers

In our world of e-readers and mega stores, it’s a delight to find an independent bookstore one can just wander through. The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is that kind of place—and more.

The Bookloft Logo, showing an owl sitting on a stack of books. One of the oldest independent bookshops in the area—it opened in 1974 —The Bookloft is currently owned by a woman with local family history that dates back more than a century. The shop remains true to its roots as a strong community presence that promotes a love of reading and offers excellent personal service.

Stop by and you’ll find a wide assortment of books of every genre, fiction and non-fiction. Don’t see what you’re looking for? No problem, The Bookloft will have it for you to pickup within a few days. You’ll also find a nice assortment of book-related items in the shop, as well as gift-ables—such as book ends, unique cards, games, art supplies, regional Berkshire products, and much more.

A poster for the World of Mouth festival.In the spirit of building community, The Bookloft sponsors a monthly Poetry Night on the last Thursday of the month where anyone can read or enjoy original poems. And, for poets age 25 and under, the store has initiated a once-a-month Word of Mouth event on the second Tuesdays.

The Bookloft
332 Stockbrige Road, Great Barrington
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Next time you visit us at Staveleigh House, pay a visit to The Bookloft. Chances are you’ll find something perfect to curl up and read in our comfy living room.

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