Welcome to The Toadstool Bookshops of southwestern New Hampshire, the Monadnock Region's Most Fascinating Bookstores

“November Is The New December” – what does that mean? Independent bookstores have come together to encourage early holiday shopping.  Why? Covid related disruptions to publisher warehouse and shipping operations, backlogs at printing companies, and other slowdowns--all of these can affect the availability of popular titles on our shelves. Plan early, shop early, and place any special orders you have now so we can be sure to provide you with the books you will want for holiday giving this year. Retailers like us may face occupancy restrictions as the busy shopping season approaches, but for now our stores are open for browsing with masks and social distancing requirements. We hope to see you soon. We also encourage orders through our website and are happy to offer curbside delivery. Please keep in touch. Independent “bricks and mortar” bookstores across the country especially need your support this year. Thank you!

New England Independent Booksellers Association & the Toadstool Bookshops Present

The 2020 NEIBA Holiday Catalogue!

Inside you'll find holiday gift suggestions for every reader in your life.
Click the cover to browse!

We are now open to conscientious shoppers!

You must be wearing a mask, we are.

Hand sanitizer is available right inside for your use.

Please be thoughtful about maintaining proper distancing.

 In case you missed any of our Zoom events please click on the Menu link above for Event Recordings .

                Our new temporary hours are:

10 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday in Keene 352- 8815,

10 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10 - 4  in Peterborough 924-3543,

 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday in Nashua 673-1734.

  We are happy to help with any questions you have. Email is a great way to be in touch with us. 

email Keene books@ktoad.com 

email Peterborough books@ptoad.com

email Nashua books@mtoad.com

        This holiday season, the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene is pleased to partner with the Children's Literacy Foundation for their annual book drive.
We hope you will consider buying a children's book and donating it to CLiF to foster a lifelong love of reading, writing, and literature.

Please only donate new books for kids twelve years old and under that are not religious in nature or part of a television or film franchise.

Learn more about CLiF and their work by watching the video below.

     Did you know we have moved our Milford store to the Somerset Plaza, 375 Amherst St, Rte 101 A in Nashua?  It's just 15 minutes down 101A in a larger space right next to Market Basket!  We have room for more books and the space to better display them. We invite you to come take a look and hope you will discover many new and fascinating books.  We can't wait to show you around. 

     We opened the store in Milford in the late spring of 1989 and have seen a generation of readers grow up. We are very grateful for all the support you have given us over the years and can only hope you will enjoy visiting us in the new location.     

  Now available EBOOKS from KOBO.

      Kobo offers a huge variety of ebooks and many are at discounted prices. Their E-books are compatible with most E-readers including their own Kobo, the Nook, Ipads, and Android devices. But not the Kindle. Please check out the new KOBO link to your right. As an affiliate we will benefit financially in a small way if you go through our link and set up your account after having linked from us. Your future purchases through that account, whether originating here or direct to Kobo will generate a little revenue for us. This will be most helpful as we continue to maintain the "bricks and mortar" stores filled with real books which we hope you enjoy. Thank you! 

Set up your Kobo account now


Use this website to find out about the world of books available to you through our stores or online. We have thousands and thousands of titles in stock in our stores waiting for you to peruse. This website will show the new books that are on our shelves now. Be sure to click on the title to see which store has it. We also carry many thousands of used books. These do not show up on our website. Call or email if you are curious about a title.

You can order from this website and have books shipped directly to you, or you can order and request "store pickup" at the store most convenient to you. We'll let you know when your order is ready to be picked up.

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