A Classic Bookshop Reborn in Lee, NH

WBGH’s “Greater Boston” profiled our transition from a fixture of Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay to our new home, a post-and-beam barn in the quiet town of Lee, minutes away from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Plan Your Visit

We’re Open Fridays & Saturdays

from 10am to 6pm

Avenue Victor Hugo Books

Open Fridays & Saturdays
10am – 6pm

Search Our Inventory Online

Use the widget on the left or visit Biblio.com to view our over 20,000 volume catalog.

Our stock consists primarily of excellent reading copies, but we also carry rare and collectible titles. We carry a preponderance of fiction, but also feature a large selection of history, biography, and vintage magazinesmany dating from the 19th century.

Our newest inventory is available exclusively at our shop in Lee, New Hampshire.

Recent Customer Reviews

Thanks to everyone who has reviewed our store on Facebook, Google, and at our new listing on Yelp.

  • Jordan Gillies Avatar
    Jordan Gillies
    10/14/2019 - Google

    I've been a customer since I lived right next to them in Boston. I am beyond estatic to see this quality bookstore follow me home.... read more

    Philip Terzian Avatar
    Philip Terzian
    9/19/2019 - Google

    A well-stocked, well-run, and (very) reasonably-priced shop with an abundance of pleasant surprises, including innumerable antiquarian volumes, hard-to-find fiction and poetry in mint condition, highbrow... read more

  • Julie P. Avatar
    Julie P.
    5 star rating
    7/11/2019 - Yelp

    My husband and I drove by, did a double-take, actually turned the car around, and went back. So glad we did! This is an amazing... read more

    Jerome Conner Avatar
    Jerome Conner
    6/16/2019 - Facebook

    A great book store the reminded me of the store when it was on Newbury St. Now being run by a new generation (the previous... read more

  • Jill Christiansen Avatar
    Jill Christiansen
    6/16/2019 - Facebook

    I loved this store on Newbury Street and was thrilled to see it again in Lee, NH yesterday! I scored some great books! I will... read more

    Kim Graham Becker Avatar
    Kim Graham Becker
    6/15/2019 - Facebook

    We went to the book and yard sale today and loved the shop!!! Wonderful selection of books in impeccable condition. I bought 6 books outside... read more

  • Lauren Garza Avatar
    Lauren Garza
    5/30/2019 - Google

    This is such a special place. Amazing selection of used books, magazines, and prints. It is very clear that the owners have thoughtfully curated their... read more

    Dane Morrison Avatar
    Dane Morrison
    5/07/2019 - Facebook

    What a find! The kind of cozy bookstore I remember from my Harvard Square days. Carrying a cornucopia of rare treasures. And, just... read more

  • M C. Avatar
    M C.
    5 star rating
    3/07/2019 - Yelp

    This is what a used bookstore should be. Not gigantic, but well stocked and full of surprises. The staff is friendly and helpful, and very... read more

    Mary Penney Avatar
    Mary Penney
    2/28/2019 - Google

    The Avenue Victor Hugo Book Shop is a wonderful place to spend an hour or an afternoon. The store is at once comforting as well... read more

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5 Stars - Based on 23 User Reviews
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5 Stars - Based on 30 User Reviews
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5 yelp stars
5 Stars - Based on 2 User Reviews

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