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Welcome to Water Street Bookstore, the largest independent bookstore on
the seacoast of New Hampshire. We feature a comprehensive selection of
both local and national authors. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff
will be happy to assist you in finding just the right book for you.
For every $100 you spend at a local indie business, $68 will stay in the community. When you spend that same $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in your community.
Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own market: the people in their community. They know you and know what you like and want.
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. Why would you want your community to look that way? More diversity in your community enhances its appeal.