An Evening with Tim Murphy, Author of Correspondents

An Evening with Tim Murphy, Author of Correspondents

Andover Bookstore presents an evening with Tim Murphy, author of the new novel Correspondents, which Kirkus Reviews calls "propulsive and engrossing and rooted in the simplest of storytelling points:  Empathy can erase prejudice."  "What makes this novel so good is the characters—the complexity of their lives and familial obligations, the empathy they evoke, the mistakes that they make and the positions they hold—as well as the author’s deftly human portrayal of the Iraq War." Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini said of it: "Murphy artfully connects multiple narratives to produce a sprawling tale of love, family, duty, war, and displacement."

Lawrence and North Andover native Tim Murphy is also the author of the novels Getting Off Clean, The Breeders Box and Christodora, which was longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal. He has worked as a journalist for the past 25 years in New York City, for publications including The New York Times, New York magazine, The Nation, Out and The Advocate.

Price: $60.00 per person
Tickets include: 3 course Middle Eastern dinner and a signed copy of Tim’s new novel, Correspondents
Event Date: Wednesday, July 10th 6:30pm
Place: Shadi’s Restaurant, 585 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845

Can’t make it to the event but would like a signed copy of Tim’s book?  Order here for in-store pick-up or shipment options.



The Andover Bookstore is now buying and selling USED BOOKS!

The Andover Bookstore is buying and selling USED BOOKS!

We can accept up to two (2) boxes/bags of books at a time.  Please call the manager at (978) 475-0143, or email us here, to set up a convenient time to bring in your used books.

How Our Used Book Program Works:

  • Bring in your books to the Andover Bookstore during the appointment time you've scheduled with the manager. We’ll sign you up for an account if you don’t already have one and let you know how long it will take to evaluate your books (typically 10–20 minutes). During this time, feel free to browse in the store.
  • We’ll sort through your books — checking their condition, our stock levels, and the sales history of the titles.  You will receive $1 for every paperback and $2 for every hardcover in store credit, which is redeemable for half of the cost of anything in the store.*
  • Your credit will be waiting on our cash registers under your account. You can shop the same day or at a later date. Unused credit from used books expires one year from the date issued.
  • Take Home Your Books.  After we have evaluated the books that have potential to sell in the Andover Bookstore or on our website, we require you to take home the books we cannot accept.

*Using Your Credit When using your store credit, half of the cost of any item can be covered by the store credit that you have from used books.

For example, if you bring in 5 hardcover books and we accept all of them, you would receive $10 in used book store credit. If you wish to purchase a new paperback from $15, you would pay $7.50 out of your allotted store credit and $7.50 in cash. The other $2.50 in credit remains in your account until the next time you make a purchase.

General Buying Guidelines and What We Do Not Accept:

  • We are most interested in books that have been released within the past year. We make exceptions for classics and books which have maintained their popularity.
  • We do not accept books with underlining or highlighting.
  • We do not accept books that smell of smoke, pets, mold, have water damage, or are dirty. Hardcover books that come with a dust jacket must have the jacket in good condition. Paperbacks should not have broken spines or be missing any pages.
  • Many books become dated quickly or are just not part of the market at the Andover Bookstore — such books include, but are not limited to, travel guides, test preparation books, college guides, and computer or business books. Unless those books have been published in the current calendar year, we are not likely to accept them.
  • We do not accept international versions, book club editions, magazines, encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed books, cassettes, VHS, CDs, DVDs or magazines.
  • Hardcover vs. Paperback? Generally, our customers buying used books are looking for value in a used book; they are not looking to collect first editions. With that in mind, if the hardcover you want to sell has already been published in paperback we normally will not buy it. If the hardcover you have has yet to be published in paperback, it is likely something we will want.

Children’s Books? At present, we are not accepting children’s books. We will accept Young Adult books, however.




NEW! Bargain Books now featured in all of our stores!

Bargain Books consist of past best sellers and popular books in an assortment of categories and titles that publishers have overstocks in- all books are new and unread. It’s a great way to purchase fantastic books at unbelievably low prices!

Each store curates their own list of interesting titles in various genres to bring you incredible books at deep discounts. So stop by one or all of our stores and check out the “Bargain Book Section”. You will be amazed!!




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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