So many choices in such a small area will enable you to visit just about all the shops.  These are the ones I adore.


Thornes Marketplace Located in the heart of Northampton, Thornes, has a little something for everyone. There are shops, bookstores, cafés and a natural foods store.  Shop all 3 floors and don’t’ forget the basement. 150 Main Street


Booklink Booksellers  New books of fiction, non-fiction, travel…a little something for everyone.

150 Main Street Thornes    413.585.9955


25 Central  Young, hip women’s clothes, shoes and accessories.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.584.8017


Cedar Chest  Soaps, gifts, makeup, and so much more. Come and explore.

150 Main Street Thornes  413.584.3860


Rebekah Brooks  Handmade contemporary jewelry and gifts.

150 Main Street Thornes    413.584.0905


Petals in Bloom Fresh flowers, plants and balloons and they deliver.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.582.0288


Strada   European comfort footwear for women.

150 Main Street Thornes    413.584.6621


Monella Modern contemporary clothes for women.

150 Main Street Thornes    413.582.7900


Acme Surplus  Brand names for less.  Stuff you use, stuff you need.  New shipments daily.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.586.1122


Jackson & Connor  Classically modern apparel for men.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.586.4636


Noteworthy  Stationary destination. Shop a hand-selected mix of greeting cards, gift wraps, specialty journals and boxed note cards.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.584.3879


Northampton’s Pride & Joy Your source for Northampton and LBGTQ souvenirs and gifts.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.727.3758


Impish Mischievously playful baby gear, stylish maternity wear, hip kid’s clothes & eco-friendly goods for the modern family.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.586.2511


Cornicopia  Whole foods, natural bodycare products, gourmet coffees and cool stuff.

150 Main Street Thornes   413.584.3800


Backstop Seated Massage  Drop-in for a chair massage 15 or 30 minutes sessions. No appointment necessary

150 Main Street Thornes    413.584.4111


Rao’s Coffee & Café  Gourmet coffees, teas, baked goods, sandwiches and soups

150 Main Street Thornes   413-586-2649


Postcard Café  Coffee and tea in the Booklink Bookstore on the second floor

150 Main Street Thornes   413-585 9955


Grocery stores and other delicacies can be found around town. Some larger grocery stores are located out on King Street, further from downtown proper.

Provisions  Fine wine, craft beer and specialty foods. Come get gourmet items for dinner and be sure to check what ice creams are in the freezer.

30 Crafts Street   413-727-3497


State Street Fruit and Liquor  Enjoy our generous selection of excellent wines, a wide variety of commercial and pub beers, gourmet-quality delicatessen and the freshest in local fruit and dairy produce available year-round.  Picnic tables out back and front to sit.

51 State Street   413.584.2301


Serios Market Part little grocery, local veggies and fruits and complete deli with take out available.

66 State Street   413.584.2633


River Valley Coop  Less than 2 miles north of downtown you will find the River Valley Market, a community-owned, full-service grocery store specializing in fresh, local and organically grown food.  They have a deli and selection of wine and beer.

330 North King Street    413.584.2665


Northampton has its fair share of antique stores, mostly found on the ‘other side of the railroad tracks’ by the intersection of Main and Market Streets.

Collectors Galleries  Part antique store and art gallery. Be sure to allow some time to soak it all in and strike a deal.

11 Bridge Street  413.584.6734


Antique Center of Northampton  Antiques and more antiques.  Be sure to check out the basement. Tell Stephan Mary Wiseman sent you.

9 ½ Market Street   413.584.3600


Stuart Solomon Antiques  Première Stickly furniture, art Nouveau and art deco period pieces.  Call to be sure you catch Stuart and tell him Mary Wiseman sent you.

9 ¾ Market Street  413.531.7776


Birdstone Antiques  See if the store is open, the owner has some strange hours. Upscale, high-end antiques and treasures are found here.

Market Street 413.585.0747


Sticks and Bricks  Revamped, revisited, re-done and all beautiful. These are the new antiques.  If you have something custom you’d like, talk to Liz about your ideas.

9 Market Street   413.586.1560



While you are down on this end of town, check out these shops.

Whoo Space  Part gallery, part shop, this Pop-Up Shop always has something new.

11 Market Street   413.727.8173


Paper Paper  They have a little something for every paper crafter. Check out their classes. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

15 Market Street   413.727.8173


Different Drummer’s Kitchen Everything the foodie wants.

34 Bridge Street  413.586.7978



Northampton has some very special vintage stores.  You never know what you’ll find, so stop into each of them and have a look.

Roz’s Place Vintage and new clothing & accessories.

6 Bridge Street   413.586.4381


Retro Genie  Vintage clothing and accessories.  Be sure to check out the downstairs area.

26 Strong Street   413.584.4364


Sid Vintage  Vintage clothing with an edge.

279 Main Street  413.582.9880


The Fashion Shop  Off the beaten path, just down King street, past the Subway sandwich shop on Trumbull.  This vintage shop is worth the effort. Stop in and see what’s in store.  Be sure to venture upstairs. Vintage clothing, shoes, and items for the home.

6 Trumbull Street


If rare and used books are more to your liking, we have more than our fair share of new and used bookstores as well.

Gabriel Bookstore Well stocked and filled with books of all types bought, sold, and appraised. The book buyer is in the store on Fridays and Saturdays.

21 Market Street  413.586.5596


Metropolitan Books & Records   A narrow store, located just above the Antique Center of Northampton, it is chock-full of books and records.  A must see. Look for Lucy hanging down on Market Street just at the door or in the antique store.  She’ll see you, so don’t worry.

9 ½ Market Street   413.586.7077


Raven Used Books Here you will find a large variety of book genres including academic books as well.

4 Old South Street   413.584.9868


Broadside Bookshop Dedicated to good books, personal service and community involvement.

247 Main Street   413.586.4235


Here, are some of my other favorite places to shop in Northampton.

Faces Fun, fashion, gifts, cards, and home wares.  A must for anyone who is curious and looking for the unusual. Kid friendly, but leave your drinks at the door.

175 Main Street   413.584.4081


Pinch  A vibrant and eclectic artisan gallery with a focus on the home and art to wear

179 Main Street   413.586.4509


Gazebo  Showcasing a large and varied selection of intimate lingerie, sleepwear, daywear and playwear. Specializing in fit and post mastectomy collections.

14 Center Street   413.584.5783


Harlow Luggage  Silver jewelry, leather goods, luggage, travel items and gifts. Brand names carried.

196 Main Street  413.584.5233


Unite  Urban styles and brands of footwear you want. Be sure to check out what’s hanging on the wall-exhibitions change regularly.

202 Main Street  413.585.5774


A Child’s Garden  Where toys are a natural and spark the imagination. Books, toys, games, costumes and gifts galore.

204 Main Street   413.584.2242


J Rich Clothing for Men  Superb clothing for men. Be sure to admire their iron door.

22 Masonic Street  413.586.6336


ODE  Creative, fashion and accessories for women

263 Main Street  413.727.8026


The Mountain Goat  Specializing in outdoor gear, clothing and travel accessories

189 Main Street  413.586.0803


Urban Outfitters  You know what’s here, men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and apartment ware.  Come in and check out the building housing this iconic retailer.

109 Main Street  413.587.4091


Urban Exchange  The area’s largest brand name and designer consignment shop

233 Main Street  413.585.8729


Happy Valley  Gifts, jewelry, household items, toys, and much, much more.

229 Main Street  413.586.1661


Casa Del Sol Apparel, jewelry, and crafts from Ecuador, Peru, Latin America and Asia.

207 Main Street 413.584.0109


Oh My  Walk downstairs and into a world of sensual delights.  18 years or older only please.

122 Main Street  413.584.9669


Guild Art Supply  Large selection of art supplies, journals, papers, paint and everything else for your artistic urges

102 Main Street   413.584.6343


Essentials  A quarky selection of papers, cards, gifts, books, and other stationary items.  You have to visit to appreciate it.

88 Main Street 413.584.2327


Ten Thousand Villages  Preserving crafting traditions-gift items from around the globe. A fair trade shop

82 Main Street 413.582.9339


NBO Tickets  Buy all your tickets here for events in the area

76 Main Street   413.586.8686


Silverscape Designs Stunning gems and jewels from the finest artists housed in a beautiful old bank.

1 King Street  413.584.3324


Northampton Wools  A large selection of yarns, classes and accessories

29 Pleasant Street  413.586.4331


Webbs Yarn   A very comprehensive selection of yarns, needles, books, patterns and supplies for knitters, crocheters and weavers and then some.

75 Service Center Road   413.584.2225


Every Pet’s Dream  Providing for your animal friends with select, high quality products

94 Pleasant Street   413.586.5525


Backyard Bird  All the bird supplies you need, friendly, helpful staff as well.  Get your bulk birdseed here.

17 Strong Street 413.586.3155


YES Computers  Apple headquarters for Apple products and service

196 Pleasant Street  413.585.0007


A to Z Learning  A really fun store full of toys, books, games for the whole family and all ages.  A must stop for kids and for those who live like kids.

57 King Street 413.586.1611


Downtown Sounds  One of Northampton’s full-service musical instrument retail store. Come in and “play” with the instruments.

21 Pleasant Street 413.586.0998


Birdhouse Music  Consignment, sales & rentals of musical instruments

13 King Street 413.584.0404


Turn It Up  CD’s, vinyl and more. Used, rare and collectibles

5 Pleasant Street  413.582.1885


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