Top Choice Books in Pioneer Valley

Montague Bookmill

This place promises 'books you don't need in a place you can't find.' Luckily, both claims are slightly exaggerated. Housed in a converted cedar gristmill from 1842, the bookmill's maze of rooms are packed with used…
Shoes in Boston

New Balance Factory Store

Run like the wind…to the New Balance Factory Store for comfortable, supportive running shoes at discounted prices. Runners rejoice over these shoes, but regular people wear them, too. This gymnasium-sized store also…
Ceramics in Portland

Maine Potters Market

A cooperatively owned gallery featuring the work of a dozen or so different Maine ceramicists.
Market in Mt Desert Island & Acadia National Park

Islesford Market

At this island hub, the 80-odd year-rounders and 400 or so summer folk gather around like it's their own kitchen. You can pick up supplies, as well as coffee and gingerbread.
Food in Portland

Harbor Fish Market

On Custom House Wharf, this iconic fishmonger packs lobsters to ship anywhere in the US.
Food & Drinks in Northern Vermont

Hero's Welcome

Boaters for miles around cast anchor at this popular general store, whose amusing wall display of ‘World Time Zones’ features four clocks showing identical hours for Lake Champlain’s North Hero, South Hero, Grand Is…
Art in Monadnock Region

Walpole Artists Cooperative

In the heart of the pretty New Hampshire village of Walpole, this artist-run cooperative specializes in original artwork and locally made gifts.
Fashion & Accessories in Monadnock Region

Ruggles & Hunt

This eclectic boutique sells everything from toys to women’s clothes to home furnishings.
Food & Drinks in Down East

Rooster Brother

Pull over at Rooster Brother, a kitchenware boutique that also sells amazing roasted coffee. Step downstairs from the retail store for a coffee sample, but be careful – you'll likely end up buying a full cup or a po…