Coming Events

Joyce Robinson at Andover Bookstore on Thursday Oct 12th at 6:30 PM

Signing and Discussing her book The Joy of Knowing How to Learn: Language Skills Series 1: Spelling

Product DetailsThe Joy of Knowing How to Learn focuses on spelling in the first of the language skills series. Spelling currently ranks high on the list of language skills to teach early in school, according to recent research, as it has been found to play an important role in advancing reading and other language skills. This workbook includes a proven and tested ten-step study program that teaches learning how to spell, filling a need for materials that actually take students through successful learning steps. Students can expect to 1) make the spelling process automatic and 2) master 100 commonly misspelled words. Further study then can be independent, as students are able to spell additional words they need to learn. Included are the following: • Information for parents and educators • Instructions for students • Pre- and Post- tests • Ten-step learning process • 100 commonly misspelled words Expect success for a wide range of students, including special needs students, English language learners, homeschoolers and any others who benefit from direct spelling instruction, regardless of age or grade level. The study words, usually introduced in Grades 1-4, have been shown to continue as problem words for writers of all ages. Read More Here

Andover Bookstore Has Moved!

Change is necessary for the growth of any institution, especially one that is two-hundred eight years old. The Andover Bookstore begins a new chapter in its storied history with the announcement of an exciting move to a new and stunning location.  For decades, Andover Bookstore has made its home in Olde Andover Village (now Andover Village Square), but not always.  Fans of town history may know that the bookstore’s more familiar address is its sixth since 1809. 

By September the Andover Bookstore will be open at 74 Main Street (right next to CVS). Our cozy new home has unique character and loads of charm: detailed ornate woodwork, leaded windows, a soaring ceiling, and a fireplace. Customers will appreciate the ease of access and parking.  With a storefront that faces Main Street, even more readers will be able to discover us.  Despite dramatic change in the publishing industry in recent years, HugoBooks and the Andover Bookstore have continued to thrive. Since the Olde Andover Village complex was sold a few years ago, we have tried hard to come up with terms that meet the Landlord and the Bookstore’s financial needs, but Restaurants and Bookstores are very different businesses and we could not reach an agreement that served both parties, despite long and amicable negotiations. 

Sales are up, thanks to the many in our community (and beyond) who understand the myriad benefits of shopping at local, independently owned businesses.  Wonderful, loyal customers continue to demonstrate their solid support with every visit, and they are never taken for granted.  In our move across the street, we carry with us the commitment to excellent customer service, a varied and well-chosen selection of book and gifts, and the ability to get special order titles quickly.  Fond memories from the old carriage house will endure along with fresh ones to be created in the new “manor” home.  

We welcome you,

John Hugo, Karen, Chris, Roseanna, Hadley, Megan, and Vickie

Read the article in the Andover Townsman about our move here


Best of the North Shore!


Hugobooks would like to thank the editors of Northshore Magazine for making Andover Bookstore their pick in the bookstore category for Best of the North Shore.  It's a great honor.


Why shop Indie?

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

  • The Economy
  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community — where they belong.
  • The Environment
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
  • The Community
  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors — support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

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