Friday, May 4, 2018

Visiting Bookery in Manchester, New Hampshire

Visiting Bookery in Manchester, New Hampshire

I was attending the annual Taco Tour here in Manchester, NH last night with my fiancé and a group of our friends. When I laid eyes on this storefront, I gasped and shouted, "WHAT IS THAT?!" Which was immediately followed with a, "Let's go. Hey guys, we'll catch up," from Alex (such a keeper!).

A new local bookshop in my city?! Heck yes!

Let's dive in!

Visiting Bookery in Manchester, New Hampshire

First of all... that signage is perfect. It was so eye-catching! I can't wait to see it in the daylight.

The storefront of Bookery in Manchester NH

I'm a total sucker for shops that use chalkboard signage out front... and this edition was so wonderful.

Chalk sign at Bookery, Manchester, NH

When we first stepped into the shop, I'm pretty sure I said, "This is so cool" a dozen times. It was wonderfully organized with high ceilings that made it feel cozy but open at the same time.

Inside Bookery in Manchester, NH

Alex and I really loved the honeycomb shelves! These may have to make an appearance in our dream home Pinterest board :)

honeycomb shelving at Bookery

This next section made me tear up a bit... I wanted SO many things!! I joked that Alex now has a one-stop-shop for any birthday, holiday, or anniversary shopping trips for me (seriously though!).

Bookish goodies at Bookery

There was also a cute little cafe area in the back, but we didn't actually make it that far in. I already had a couple things in my hands and didn't want to push it.
 cafe area of Bookery

HOW CUTE ARE THESE?! I need one... or a couple!

bookish prints on the wall

How cool is this light fixture?! This was definitely the item that held our interest the longest. Both Alex and I stood under this just staring at it.

Book page light fixture at Bookery

Needless to say, I loved our quick visit! The layout was great, the selection of books and bookish items was lovely, and the staff was so kind.

And of course... I just couldn't leave empty handed! I snagged the book my work book club is reading and a mug! Obviously, much to Alex's dismay. Oops! But man, you should see my mug collection! :)

I cannot wait to go back!



Thanks for reading!
Do you have a favorite local bookshop? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

If you would like to learn more about this shop, visit Bookery's website here.

22 comments:

  1. I love discovering local bookstores! We have a place called Nine Lives Books (adore the name!) and it is PACKED with books. The shelves are full, so books are stacked on the floor and in boxes. They're still somehow categorized by genre, which is awesome, and it's always fun when you find something you want! They also have a lot of old comics, so you know I'm happy. :)

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    1. Me too! Any of my goodness, that sounds like a great shop!

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  2. Awesome! I wish we had more than a B&N in my town.

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  3. Oh wow, a reason for me to go to Manchester! Even though we have a great one here (Toadstool) but I always love to visit different shops. The decor there seems especially well planned.

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    1. Wahoo!! :) I still need to visit Toadstool!

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  4. This looks so cute! I love everything about it - those honeycomb bookshelves, the prints on the wall, the light fixture!

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  5. Uhm they sell handmade doughnuts AND books? Wow, that place sounds like heaven to me. I adore the light of pages as well DD: Can I visit too?

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  6. What an awesome name for a bookshop. It looks like such a cool place to visit, and I love that honeycomb shelf!! I have a local bookstore called Joseph-Beth bookstores - which is where most of the author events come to - so it's pretty awesome. :)

    -lauren
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    1. Right?! I can't wait to go back!! And oh! I'm glad you have a nice local shop nearby! :)

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  7. What an awesome book shop! The outside is simply gorgeous. And I love the display with the bookmarks. And those framed prints. And that light fixture. How awesome to have such a great local shop!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. Right?! I can't wait to see what else they bring in or change before the big grand opening! :)

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  8. So cool!

    Makes me wish I had more local bookstores near me...

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  9. omg I'm in love with this bookshop, it definitely pulls you in. And I love the bookish merch!

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  10. That sign - and light fixture - are indeed incredible! This reminds me a bit of Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, which I thought was a well-designed shop with a cozy cafe, a lovely space to lose an hour or two in.

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    1. Right?! I love it so much. And ooh!! That location sounds so lovely.

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