"It's a special gem in this town," Andover home to oldest independent bookstore in US

ANDOVER – The oldest continuously running bookstore in the United States is right here in Massachusetts, tucked in the side of a little house in Andover.

“It’s a special gem in this town,” Andover Bookstore manager Sarah Klock told WBZ-TV.

Andover Bookstore opened in 1809 as a printing press, producing textbooks for students at Philips Academy before it expanded.”There was a good stretch of time where the bookstore was affiliated with the work being put out by theologians and scholars at PA,” Klock said.It’s moved locations a few times now, but the bookstore has always been independently owned. Now it sits […]

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