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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be closed Friday, May 20th and Saturday May 21st.

We will be open again during our regular hours on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th.


We are buying books again! But very selectively. If you have older fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s, in very good condition, clean, and in dust jacket we can take a look. As always, we need classics. Antique books have to be judged a bit differently. We can only offer credit for good books that are also a little too common. We cannot take best sellers, book club editions, topical books that are out of date, old text books, or books in less than very good condition.

News

AVH in the News and News About AVH

UNH’s The New Hampshire: Avenue Victor Hugo Books finds a new life in Lee

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.

Read more at tnhdigital.com.

The Boston Globe’s New England Literary News

From The Boston Sunday Globe literary column:

The storied, atmospheric Avenue Victor Hugo bookstore lived on Newbury Street for nearly three decades before a rent hike (to $25k/month) forced the shop to shutter in 2004. For author and owner Vincent McCaffrey, re-opening sometime, somewhere was always the plan. And now, fifteen years later, it’s happened, this time, in an old barn in Lee, New Hampshire, where he and his wife now live.

Read more from this piece by Nina MacLaughlin at bostonglobe.com.

We’ve finally reopened!

As of yesterday, the barn in Lee, New Hampshire, is now open to browsers on Saturdays. After two and a half years of getting things in workable order (not perfect but workable, mind you) with shelves in place, books roughly alphabetical and categorized, lights wired, and just lately, digging out the salvaged artifacts from the old shop on Newbury Street that we put away fourteen years ago with faint hope of ever seeing them again (that now felt like the unwrapping of Christmas ornaments from their boxes) so that we might fill the odd spaces here with whimsey and give reference to our own past, we are here!

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