Shop Local at Newtonville Books in Newton Centre

One of the greatest independent bookstores in Boston, Newtonville Books has books for everyone on your list. The store is arranged in easy-to-discover categories or sections. You will browse comfortably and maybe even sit in a cozy easy chair and check out a book. Newtonville Books also sponsors many events, book clubs, book signings, and more.

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Become a Member

We offer preferred memberships for a nominal annual fee of fifty ($50) dollars, which entitles customers to 20% off all purchases and unlimited free rentals of films based on books.

Read the following from the Newtonville Books website.

Shop Local in Newton

Here’s what happens when you “shop local.”

1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community. When you shop online? $0.

2. You embrace what makes your community unique

You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?

3. You create local jobs

Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.

4. You help the environment

Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.

5. You nurture community

Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

6. You conserve your tax dollars

Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!

7. You create more choice

Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.

8. You took advantage of their expertise

You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?

9. You invested in entrepreneurship

Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business en­sures a strong community.

10. You made your community a destination

The more interesting and unique you community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

Memberships may be purchased as gifts. We also have family memberships available for seventy-five ($75) dollars.

Purchase a $50 Individual Membership.

Purchase a $75 Family Membership. (Please indicate in the Order Notes field the name(s) of family members who will use this membership.)