Inspiration abounds in the Berkshires and many authors, the likes of Edith Warton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, have escaped to these emerald hills. It’s no wonder that one of the last great…
Inspiration abounds in the Berkshires and many authors, the likes of Edith Warton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, have escaped to these emerald hills. It’s no wonder that one of the last great independent bookstores is located in Lenox, Massachusetts.
The Bookstore and it’s fantastically knowledgeable owner, Matt Tannenbaum, have called 12 Housatonic Street home since the 1960’s. Tannenbaum joins local NPR station WAMC’s The Roundtable to share his favorite newly released fiction, non-fiction books six times a year. The epitome of all cozy bookstores, walls are lined with a curated selection of new, used, and rare books. Making this a great place to pick up a gift.
For locals The Bookstore is a literary oasis during long winters. Since the addition of the playfully named, Get Lit Wine Bar, Friday and Saturday evenings the windows are fogged with condensation from a crowd listening to music inside. The lively, ever-evolving wine list, and eclectic book selection make for a different experience each time you visit. Book release events and readings are frequently held as writers pass through the area.
A spot for the bookworm in us all, The Bookstore is a must-visit while in Lenox.