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“Historic, not for everyone”
Review of Montague Bookmill

Montague Bookmill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this bookstore with my teenage daughter, who loves books. She loved the bookstore. I liked the quaint atmosphere, the creaky wood floors, and the old typewriters displayed. It's also right along a river, which makes for a really peaceful place to read. I would say it's good, but not great. We drove 1.5 hours (one way) to get there, and it was worth it.

Thank SamirJain
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

My wife and I visited the Montague Bookmill during a tour of New England. We went there as we has seen it on the Internet and it looked interesting. It is a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, set on the banks of the Sawmill River, a few miles north of Amherst and Northampton, Massachusetts.
If you like old books, then this is worth a visit but although the building was quite interesting, we did not stay long, as it did not really live up to the hype.
I wouldn’t go back.

2  Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Tons of books, all kinds of reading chairs and nooks to explore, with the sound of water in the background. There are several other small stores next to it as well.

1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stunning setting, but not very many books, and what was there was fairly low quality - old and not terribly interesting. We were disappointed as we were looking forward to spending a few hours here delving in amongst the shelves for treasures, but it was pretty well-picked over. Worth a visit, but probably don't need to set aside more than an hour or so (or stop for a coffee in the cafe).

Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Take a ride out to the western part of the state and find the BookMill. First of all, your GPS cannot get you there....so go online or call and get directions. The BookMill is a book lover and music lovers dream. Thousands of books nestled into an old mill building, little nooks and corners for you to sit and read and browse through books. Great music pipes in. There is a music building that has all kinds of great music CDs, cassettes and I think a few 8tracks too! The cafe serves up great sandwiches and you can sit outside- with a peaceful stream and trees around you or inside.
Although their catch phrase is
" great books you don't need, in a place you can't find"....it is a
very relaxing, and interesting place and worth the trip out to Montague.

Thank Patti M
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