Writers & Books

Berkshire Destinations Guidebook

New England explorer Christy Butler offers this guidebook to over 150 unique and inspiring places including waterfalls, glacial erratics, vistas, cultural institutions and prominent statues.

G.J. Askins Bookseller

Downtown North Adams

An independent second-hand and antiquarian bookstore emphasizing the arts.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Herman Melville lived at his Pittsfield farm at Arrowhead was the from 1850 to 1863, while he wrote Moby-Dick. is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.

Local Authors

The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.

Storey Publishing

Based in the MASS MoCA campus and publishing books that teach people to be more self-reliant and engage with the natural world.

The Mastheads

Northern Berkshires

A public humanities project connecting residents to the literary history of the region, creating a forum for thinking about place, and supporting the production of new creative work.

The Mount

The Mount is the historic home of the Pulitzer prizewinning and internationally beloved American novelist Edith Wharton, who designed the house and its grounds and wrote that she considered it her first real home.

Tupelo Press

Downtown North Adams

An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.

Williams Bookstore

Downtown Williamstown

Operated by Follett, the college bookstore offers new fiction and nonfiction, readings and book signings, gifts and textbooks and a cafe run by Tunnel City Coffee.

Williams College

Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Williams College: The Campus Guide

This beautifully written and illustrated portrait showcases many fine examples of American campus architecture at Williams College. Includes walking tours of campus.

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