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Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Saturday April 27th!

Come to one of our stores on Saturday April 27th and pick up your special Hugobooks Passport. Visit each or our stores April 27th, spend $10 or more, get a store stamp on your passport, and enter to win 20% off all your purchases for the rest of the year!

Check out the great Indie Bookstore Day swag here

Our friends at, will also be giving out free audiobooks on Indie Bookstore Day! Click here to set up an account so you can download your free books on April 27th!


Juliette Fay, Thursday 4/25 at 6:30PM - Andover Bookstore

It's July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry.

At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other place on earth--iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating--and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesn't come easy, and nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life.

*This event is free and open to the public*




Presented by Spirit of `76 Bookstore



Meet Mary Ann Esposito, chef, cookbook author and host of the longest running cooking show on television, Ciao Italia.   The Spirit of `76 Bookstore invites you to join us at the Hawthorne Hotel, in Salem, MA  on Thursday, May 9th from 6-8pm for “Aperitivo with the Author”

During the Aperitivo, enjoy a welcome glass of wine and a sample tasting of two appetizers prepared by the hotels chef using recipes from Esposito’s latest book, My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy!  Mary Ann will give a brief talk on food, culture and her signature cooking style followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef, cookbook writer, and the television host of Ciao Italia which first started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. Her signature cooking style has made her one of America’s most loved television chefs.  Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooks.

Date: Thursday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970

Event Ticket with Cookbook:  $65.00 includes one copy of Esposito's latest cookbook, My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy, a welcome glass of wine and a tasting of two appetizer recipes prepared from Esposito's cookbook.

Event Ticket with Cookbook plus 1 guest:  $90.00 includes one copy of Esposito's latest cookbook, My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy.  A welcome glass of wine and a tasting of two appetizer recipes prepared from Esposito's cookbook will be served to each guest..

Event Ticket No Cookbook:  $30.00 includes a welcome glass of wine and a tasting of two appetizer recipes prepared from Esposito's cookbook.

(Note: Alcohol cannot be served to anyone under the age of 21.  A soft drink will be substituted)

The hotel has two parking lots available to guests on a first come-first-serve basis.  Two parking garages and parking around the Salem Common are available within walking distance.

For more information, call Spirit of '76 Bookstore at 781-631-7199

This is a great Mother's Day gift!!

A limited amount of tickets are available for this event, please purchase early, our last event with Chef Mary Ann sold out quickly.

Can't make the event but would like a cookbook signed by Mary Ann?  Click here to order.

SKU: 3112019




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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