Book Moon is on the lands traditionally owned by the Pocomtuc people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and Native Elders in our local community.
Book Moon is a new bookshop on Cottage Street in Easthampton, Massachusetts. It is run by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant and many booksellers and features new & used books, so many books, and, yet, never enough books and with more always coming. If we don't have it in stock, we are happy to order it for you.
We opened in October 2019 and we spent the next few months finding our feet, finding what local and internet readers want to read and what we can put in their hands. Book Moon was previously known as White Square Books, owned and run by Eileen Corbiel for nine years. It is a 1,200 square foot, one-floor bookshop, with lovely big windows, comfy chairs, and specialties that include fiction, sf&f, poetry, activism, children's books, and our own Small Beer Press titles — and always a few good chocolate bars. Soon we'll have a local bookstore map, T-shirts, T-towels (ahem), bumper stickers, and more. Come on by and say hello!
Here's Gavin as one of many booksellers quoted in a New York Times story on how bookshops are doing.
Lots of local stores including Book Moon featured in this Reminder piece: "Easthampton store owners prepare for unusual holiday season"
Cottage Street is hopping. There's a comics shop, Comics n' More, coffee at the Water is Fine, Wonderland, Daily Operation, & more. You can find Book Moon between the always delicious Kisara and ever fascinating Sonnet and Sparrow. And now we have an exciting new new neighbor, The Marigold!