Welcome to the Jabberwocky Bookshop!

The Jabberwocky Bookshop is a full-service independent bookstore located in a refurbished tannery mill building in the heart of Newburyport, MA. “Dedicated to the fine art of browsing,” we offer over 7,000 square feet of the best titles we can find for all ages.

At Jabberwocky, we bring people and books together. We have knowledgeable booksellers who love to read and talk about books. Our staff has the dedication and proven ability to help our customers find the perfect books (see our staff recommendations). If we need to order a book for a customer, we will often have it within two days. If you can’t make it into the store, we offer free local delivery two times a week, and free shipping anyplace on the East Coast. Feel free to place an order on our shop page or give us a call to order over the phone.

We discount Indie bestsellers both paperback and hardcover, as well as school reading lists and book clubs. Please see our Special Discounts page for more information.

We now offer used books in the Green Room (see our Green Room Used Books page) as well as our usual selection of bargain books throughout the store.

A Message from Sue Little

Fifty 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. Now we have 7,000 square feet of book displays designed for your browsing pleasure as one of the largest independent bookstores on the Northshore. Our goal is quite simply to offer the community the most unique, the most beautiful, the most interesting, the timeliest, and the most entertaining books.

People and books – the reason I opened my store so many years ago, are the reason I still love it today.

Store Info


Monday through Saturday: 9am–7pm

Sunday: 9am–6pm

Phone: (978) 465-9359

Email: jabberwockybooks@gmail.com


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