Whenever I travel to my hometown, I always stop by the Northshire Bookstore. Aside from a fantastic book selection, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester offers an extensive children’s section, and a Zutano clothing store for babies and toddlers. The bookstore is home to the wonderful Spiral Cafe, and the store hosts many events with world-famous and local authors including Tracy Kidder, Stephen King and Howard Dean.
The Northshire has been around since the mid-1970s and has evolved into one of the best locally-owned bookstores in New England. Perhaps its success stems from its motto, “Building Community One Book at a Time.”