52 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Summer Hrs: Mon–Thu 9:00am-8:00pm · Fri-Sat 9:00am–9:00pm · Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
The Book Rack is an independent, community-oriented bookstore located in beautiful downtown Newburyport, Mass. We carry a full range of fiction and a hand-picked selection of trending non-fiction titles, an extensive selection of greeting cards, children’s books and gift items. We are happy to search for out-of-print books and make special orders for you. We gift wrap year round and offer gift cards if you can’t decide what to buy for that special person. We also feature a selection of bargain books for the thrifty reader! Of particular interest is our collection of 'Staff Picks' (books we adore!) and our selection of books on the history of the North Shore. Also, be sure to fuel up for browsing with a hearty cup of locally-roasted Atomic Café coffee next door!
The Book Rack was opened in 1972 by a lovely southern woman named Virginia White. She ran the store successfully until the desire to retire to her beloved home state of Georgia moved her to sell the store to Robert W. Hugo, owner of the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore in Marblehead, Mass. in 1988. Twenty-seven years later, Mr. Hugo still owns the Book Rack along with his Marblehead store and the Andover Bookstore in Andover, Mass.