Boston Magazine has named Amherst Books in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Best Bookstore of New England. They said of the store: "The shop thrives thanks to a breathtaking selection of poetry, literature and philosophy, in addition to a sizable assortment of small press titles and literary journals. There are no gimmicks or marketing schemes at work here--just a refreshingly genuine appreciation of the art of reading."
You would expect no less in Emily Dickinson's hometown. Congratulations Amherst Books.
Congratulations also to Wonderland Books and Toys in Rockford, Illinois--the winner of the Pannell Award in the children's specialty category. And to Books and Books in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, the winner in the general bookstore category.
Read more about the Pannell Awards given by the Women's National Book Association at Bookselling This Week (May 2, 2007)