About Avenue Victor Hugo Books

For nearly 30 years Avenue Victor Hugo was a fixture on Newbury Street in Boston, specializing in eclectic literature of all kinds, the worthy but lost, long out-of-print novels, unusual biographies, and forgotten histories, as well as old periodicals and ephemera. Unfortunately for us the street changed and we were unable to keep pace with the times (on our way, perhaps, to becoming another piece of the very thing we loved). In 2004, we closed our brick and mortar bookshop, but continue to serve our customers online.

In the interim we moved our stock to a warehouse in Abington, Massachusetts for ten years, and then finally to a barn at 1 Lee Hill Road in Lee, New Hampshire

We had planned to open the doors of our new location to the public in the summer of 2017, starting with one day a week and then expanding hours from there. Unfortunately, summer fled and there is still more work to be done to make our old barn accessible. (And barns are quite cold in the winter.) Our current plan is to open with the warmer weather in the Spring. And the chances are very good that will happen at last. We very much regret the delays, but we are not as young as we used to be (no kidding!) and the work seems heavier than it once was. We’ll begin accepting browsers on Saturdays and expand our hours as soon as possible, but that is not likely before April. Please check here for a new schedule.

In addition, we have a brother site at VincentMcCaffrey.com for extra-curricular literary matters. There, one of the proprietors, Vincent McCaffrey, (that would be me) posts portions of his novels, various short stories, unquiet essays, and anecdotes. You are always welcome to that ethereal world.

Please take note that we are offering signed copies of Vince’s most recent novel, The Dark Heart of Night, published by Avenue Victor Hugo Books and also have signed copies still available of both Hound and Slepyng Hound to Wake, published by Small Beer Press. In addition, a new novel, The knight’s tale, a story of the future, will soon be available as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requests or suggestions.