RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER

"On the Common"
44 ELM STREET
(PO Box 757 - for mailing)
WALPOLE, NH  03608-0757

Starting May 1, 2014 we are "mail-order" only

on occasion your visit may be accommodated -- EMAIL first

DIRECTIONS FROM INTERSTATE-91 in Vermont


I-91 in Vermont - EXIT 5
At end of ramp head East to US Route 5
Turn right (South) on US Route 5
At a short distance there will be a convenience store on the left, turn left onto Rt. 123
Go down hill, and turn left under the railroad underpass following Rt. 123 to NH
Cross Connecticut River, come to stop at NH 12
Turn right on Route 12
Take first left (towards Walpole) off Route 12 -- a veterinary office will be on the right on Route 12 with a blinking light
Follow this road (South Street) up the hill into the village
At stop sign, turn left onto Main St. into village
At Fountain in center of road, turn left onto Westminster Street
Take Second left (only a short distance) onto Elm Street (Town Hall on the corner, just past the Common)
We are first house after the Catholic Church (from corner there is Town Hall, Church, then US)

Pull in drive to left of house -- shop is in the rear

Really very, very easy

DIRECTIONS FROM KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE (Keene is about 14 miles South of Walpole)

Take NH 12 North out of Keene
About 14 miles from Keene you will see a blinking light with WALPOLE SIGN on the side of the road (a veterinary office will be on the left)
Turn right at the blinking light, and follow this road (South Street) up the hill into the village
At stop sign, turn left onto Main St. into village
At Fountain in center of road, turn left onto Westminster Street
Take Second left (only a short distance) onto Elm Street (Town Hall on the corner, on the Common)
We are first house after the Catholic Church (from corner there is Town Hall, Church, then US)

Pull in drive to left of house (or park in front) -- shop is in the rear

If coming from the North on Route 12, turn left at the blinking light

To the right is our sign
that you will see at the
end of our drive.

Note:  Do Not Use MapQuest to find us -- MapQuest is Wrong and will take you to a
nonexistent street in North Walpole

WALPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Welcome to Historic Walpole, New Hampshire, located on the Connecticut River
described by Louisa May Alcott in UNDER THE LILACS, and called
"The Quintessential New England Village" by James Michener
(residing on the common,  while writing HAWAII)

The village of 3300 remains largely unchanged since its incorporation in 1752
The village center, above, boasts many original colonial homes, and the common (no horses allowed)
Summer concerts are held on the common on Sunday evenings amid the town hall, three churches
and a handful of white colonial homes, including Ray Boas, Bookseller

And, here are a few more images of our shop on the first floor. I have collected late 19th, early 20th
century country store items all my life, and use my collections in decorating the shop.

Ray Boas, Bookseller
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