Willow Books


About Willow

Tuesday-Friday : 

10am to 8pm


10am to 6pm


279 Great Road,

Acton, MA 01720




Telephone: 978-266-0066


Willow Books & Café first opened its doors on November 16, 1996. As one of the largest independent bookstores in New England , Willow Books & Café has won many awards and established a reputation as one of the premier Independent Bookstores in the country.  In 2004, the store was named “Retailer of the Year” by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

From its central location, on Great Road in Acton, the store serves surrounding towns of Acton, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Westford, Harvard and Groton, among others. The store stocks over 80,000 titles and features new books, used books, Bargain Books, music CD’s, and a Distinctive Card department. We also offer a superlative collection of gifts. toys, and calendars for every gift-giving occasion.

Willow Books & Café has been built upon two governing principles: professional excellence and customer service. As a locally owned and operated Independent, Willow Books & Café is unique retail experience: a neighborhood bookstore with the selection of a superstore and the heart of a family business. We do not merely serve the Community -- we are part of it.

Willow Books & Café is a state-of-the-art bookstore with all the amenities of much larger stores, and a professional, experienced staff that will always go the extra mile to get the right book for every need. We place a premium on customer service, the “old-fashioned” way of connecting books with people, because, despite technology, there is still no better way to do it. The Company motto, “Where Friendly Service Is Not A Lost Art”, reflects our belief that too many retail stores today have forgotten what it is all about, that every customer deserves personalized service by attentive knowledgeable staff. You can also order on-line from us! And you will still get the same personal service you have come to expect from our excellent staff.

Willow Books & Café is the ultimate Community Bookstore, a reflection of the people and families that make our community such a wonderful place in which to live. Every customer is important to us, so please - drop by for a visit and experience our world.

And don’t forget...you can shop with us on-line 24 hours a day, every day of the year!   Check us out at:   www.willowbooks.com

Or use the search box below to find any title  or author in print! Order on-line and we’ll save youthe frieight if you pick it up at the store!


Where Friendly Service is Not a Lost Art