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.
Liz Whaley's choices for the Water Street Bookstore Discussions are among the most popular books in our store. Discussions are held the third Sunday of the month from 2-3:15 p.m. at the bookstore (note permanent time change). Just pick up the book in the store, read it, and join Liz. For more information, call us at 603 778 9731. Liz's book group now takes off December through February, as well as August.
Why Shop Indie?
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.