The Jabberwocky Bookshop is a full-service independent bookstore located in a refurbished tannery mill building in the heart of Newburyport.

Dedicated to the Fine Art of Browsing

Welcome to our portal on the web! From here you can look up and order books just by using the toolbar at the top of the page. You can search by title, author, or ISBN number. You can order books to be shipped directly to you or order them to be picked up at the store (we'll even wrap them for you). Special order books generally arrive within 2 to 3 days. We can even track down hard to find out of print books for you.


Dear friends and fellow booklovers,                                                                                                                                                                                                 We have an amazing sale going on -- litterally thousands of books are currently marked down                                                                                                                                                                                                                               20% OFF through Mon. Feb. 16th                                                                     30% OFF Tues. & Wed. Feb. 17th & 18th                                                             40% OFF Thurs. & Fri. Feb. 19th & 20th                                                         50% OFF FROM  SAT. FEB. 21st ON                                                                                                                                                                                             from Alice Hoffman to Clive Cussler, from art books to books on football or fishing, from craft books to books on philosophy, we have our best selection ever on sale!




The Tannery Marketplace

Visit The Tannery Marketplace website for information on all the shops, special events, and the Farmers' Market.  Just click on the link on the left sidebar. 

Brilligs: Staff Recommendations

"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe."

Lewis Carroll

Throughout our store you'll find books that have been highly recommended by our staff. We call them Brilligs and you'll find them in this section.  Click through, get to know us, and see what we've been reading. 

A Message from Sue Little

Forty-two years ago I opened Jabberwocky (the Little Bookshop) on a wing and a prayer in a tiny space of about 350 square feet in the not-yet-renovated Newburyport, with the idealistic belief that if I offered the best books I could find, the books I loved, then the store would prosper. Today, as one of the largest independent bookstores on the Northshore, we still believe this. Our goal is quite simply to offer the community the most unique, the most beautiful, the most interesting, the most timely, and the most entertaining books.

At Jabberwocky, we bring people and books together. Our staff of avid readers has knowledge, dedication, and the proven ability to help our customers find the perfect books Very often if we need to order a book we will have it for our customer within two days.

We discount bestsellers, both paperback and hardcover, as well as summer reading lists for the local schools, and we offer a senior citizens' discount every Monday.

We have partnered with Eureka, the educational toy store next door, bringing children's books and toys together in a truly delightful way.

We now offer used books in the Green Room, as well as our usual selection of bargain books throughout the store.

And finally, almost every Friday night we bring authors and readers together in our ongoing Author Series.

Our store is conveniently located, open daily 9 to 9 and Sundays 9 to 6, with plenty of parking right at the front door.

People and books - the reason I opened my store so many years ago, and the reason I still love it today. - Sue Little