AVH in the News and News About AVH
The town of Lee, New Hampshire will be holding a town-wide yard sale on Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th.
Avenue Victor Hugo Books will be offering thousands of books at $1 each during this sale. These sale items will be located on tables on the lawn outside our store at 1 Lee Hill Road.
We’ll also have furniture, antiques, and some children’s items on offer.
Our sale will begin at 9am and end to 6pm.
If you sign-up for our mailing list when you check out, you’ll receive a $5 credit toward your next purchase at our store.
Below is a map of all 50+ yard sale locations in Lee. The Town of Lee has also issued a route for the sale, showing you the most efficient path to visiting every sale.
When a narrator is not so much unreliable as imperfect, A Republic of Books might be a first refuge for scoundrels and saints. The perfect bookshop might not be, but then again . . . When failure is an option, a nation of books would have to be a republic as much as a state of mind. A Republic of Books, the newest published novel by Vincent McCaffrey, is now available at our store and through Amazon.
Read the first chapter FREE at vincentmccaffrey.com.
Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine, described the feeling of visiting our bookshop in Lee:
The rustic floorboards are steady underfoot, making not a squeak to distract the minds of those who search the shelves. Each nook and surface and collection of curiosities is arranged by careful hands to facilitate curiosity and a sense of place in this cosmos of books. The labels defining areas of interest are thoughtfully hand-penned, suggesting that there are human guides nearby should a browser decide to come up for air and inquire about a specific title.
Read more at nhmagazine.com
Reporter Brian MacQuarrie visited our humble little book barn and then shocked us with a story on the front page of the Saturday edition of the Boston Globe!
The piece is lovely and captured the essence of why Vince & Thais reopened Avenue Victor Hugo books after a long hiatus from retail bookselling:
Now, the books have moved to the quiet center of this southern New Hampshire village, waiting to be held, and opened, and plumbed for the magic that lies inside. It’s a magic that McCaffrey and his wife, Thais, couldn’t resist rekindling, with or without the prospect of commercial success.
Read more at bostonglobe.com.
Ciarra Annis of The New Hampshire, the independent student paper of the University of New Hampshire, helped to introduce Avenue Victor Hugo to the campus community:
On the corner of George Bennett and Lee Hill Road in Lee, there sits a little red building that used to be a barn. Where once it might’ve been used for storing tools, now it’s a treasure trove of used books of all genres.
Writing for the New Hampshire Union Leader, correspondent Kimberly Haas covered the reopening of our store and Vincent McCaffrey’s writing:
McCaffrey said he keeps his characters believable and interesting by having conversations with them as his stories progress.
The way to make a character is to start talking to them, McCaffrey said.
Read more at unionleader.com.