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will report back when I've gone, unless someone who has been there reports in first.
I see that they have oatcakes -- it might be worth a visit -- I've never really visited Nashua.
I look forward to getting to know more of you :)
I've been hearing about the rainstorms... I hope you and your family have been making it through okay without any damage.
And fall is what I'm most excited about!! I cannot wait until Halloween because I've always wanted a true autumnal Halloween, hehe.
While I'm over the line in Massachusetts these days, I am up in NH reasonably often if anyone wants to have a meet-up in the future.
I'd be up for a meet up! The only people I know in the area is my boyfriend's family - that's it!
Well, give me a few weeks to catch up and then we'll plan something:-) There's a nice restaurant in the center of Henniker too (actually, I hear there are at least two).
It has been around for a long time, but also was once an actual store, in a small building on Main Street. They probably had a warehouse too, but you dealt with them at the store.
I went soon after it had just become the warehouse only. It was mostly a lot of boxes, dark and dusty, not real conducive to browsing. It may be different now. They have a whole group of people that they cater to, probably ex-pats, and may have converted from the store to mailing stuff. They get from the UK what their clientele want.
I was looking for Twinings teas, which they didn't carry, because you can get them in the supermarket. I was looking for Lapsang Souchong, which at the time, a lot of the supermarkets didn't carry. Also a specific type of Apple Jelly from the UK, which they also didn't carry. So I have never been back.
But they may have fixed the place up and it would be worth a look for those who want stuff from the UK.
I am not native to New England (I've been in Manch a year now) and I get lost very easily. I was being mostly facetious when I said what I said - I can find my way places, of course - but given the option, I'd prefer going someplace (relatively) easy to find rather than more out-of-the-way.
The Old No. 6 Book Depot is the one that makes the trip worth it.
Well, blue, we might have to pick you up on the way and drive you out there:-)
That would work too :)
(I'm not kidding about getting lost - I had a job interview a few weeks ago and I was an hour late. New England makes no sense omg! Luckily the guy I was interviewing with is from Nebraska and we spent ten minutes chatting about how much driving in New England sucks :D )
I grew up partially in NewEngland, however I think Long Island is worse. We actually have a street here with three numbering systems. One side of the street is a mixture of 100 evens, 200 odds, and 1200 evens. A lot of New Englanders give directions that include reference points or number of traffic signals. This isn't like Chicago where everyone knows where 4400 North is, as 4400 is the same distance north of the baseline for miles & miles.
I've got a pining now, thanks to avaland and the post in her 75 Book Challenge Thread! For those of you who don't follow her thread, she recently went to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the Orchard House (Louisa May Alcott's home) in MA, and I was hoping to find something similar but a little closer to home.
(avaland, I hope it's okay that I referenced you here... if this makes you uncomfortable, please let me know and I can delete the above part. thanks!)
Just kiddin'. I think I left you some suggestions elsewhere. I don't know of any in central Southern New Hampshire. Willa Cather's grave is out in Jaffrey (south of Peterborough, follow Route 101 west) - it's a little more southwest.
I actually made it out to the Frost Place today (the last day the house was open)! I went up to Franconia by myself (that's a big deal in itself) and explored the house and the nature trail around it. It was so serene; I think almost anyone could be a great poet out there!
As you come into Peterborough on Route 101, at the intersection of 202 take a right (left takes you south to Jaffrey). Follow the road into what is clearly the center of Peterborough, take a right when the post office is on your left. This street elbows, the bookstore is right at the elbow on the river. Plenty of little shops and places to eat there. Or, if you choose to go to Jaffrey first, just follow 202 north past 101 and then follow the same directions.
And let me tell you: I was so overwhelmed there... it was wonderful! Every single bit of space was well utilized with volume after volume; it was amazing. I bought a copy of The Second Common Reader by Virginia Woolf for $3.75 and a three volume box set of Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset for $12!
Thanks for another fabulous recommendation with The Depot. I'll definitely be checking out Toadstool within the next couple of weeks :)
By the way, I LOVE New Hampshire. I just wanted to say that... it is beautiful and I can't believe that I had to live in Texas so long, haha.
*other items besides new books are calendars, holiday cards, individual greeting cards, bags, book-related items, remainder and used books.
There are two used bookstores where I live and one only takes mass market paperbacks (I have a bunch of hardbacks and trade paperbacks) and the other offered me a grand total of $2 (all together, not each) for a stack of books including four YA, one non-fiction, and Watchmen (all new titles in practically perfect condition).
I'm not looking to make money here, just recoup my losses a bit.
(And I'm not interested in selling online or using bm/pbs.)
The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough takes used book in for their three stores. Call their and ask for Jeff and tell him what you've got. It's probably not worth your gas to take them out there, but he's probably take the YAs, the Watchmen, and possibly the nonfiction (depending on what it is). Generally, for stuff he wants, he gives credit for half of what they would sell the book for. For paperbacks that's generally half the cover price. Hardcovers, however, do not follow any rules, some are worth more, some a lot less than their paperback counterparts (and sometimes they are not wanted, especially when you can get them at a library sale for $1-2!)
Also, moving back to NH in 2014, probably the Merrimack area.
And I'm only just seeing this message. Were you able to make the move to NH last year? If so, then that is exciting and I hope you're enjoying it!