Your Community Bookstore
MainStreet BookEnds of Warner is a family owned, independent bookstore serving this NH area since 1998. We share a strong commitment to community, children, teachers, local artists and artisans, local authors and illustrators, and all who enjoy the wonder and excitement of reading the printed word. The attached Gallery features local art and is also home to yoga classes, art classes, book clubs, community meetings and lectures, concerts, and author appearances.
We take pride in specializing in:
- Local Authors and Local Artists
- Books on Organic Gardening, Alternative Technologies and Homesteading
- Children’s Books and Educational Toys and Games
- Building a Stronger Community
- Excellent Service
- Providing a Warm and Friendly Small Town Environment
MainStreet BookEnds of Warner is a family owned, independent bookstore. We share a strong commitment to community, children, teachers, local artists and artisans, local authors and children's book illustrators, and all who enjoy the wonder and excitement of reading the printed word. The historic two hundred year old colonial (and attached barn) was purchased in August 1998 and opened as a bookstore during Warner Fall Foliage Festival Weekend in October of the same year. While the bookstore remained open, renovations continued in the attached barn. In December of 1998, the barn was introduced to the community as The Gallery, featuring the original works of some of the finest local artists any community would be proud to call their own. The Gallery is also home to yoga classes, art classes, book clubs, community meetings and lectures, concerts, and author appearances.
We want to provide the community with a friendly local bookstore that meets all your reading needs, and also reflects the amazing talents of our local writers and artists. We strive to make this a place where children, parents and teachers can each find common ground. To this end we fill the rooms with books that serve as resources to parents and teachers, educational supplies, and tons of toys that teach. Children and adults are encouraged to handle and try everything, and the Gallery events are always intended for all ages. We believe in community-based learning experiences, and will strive to provide the classes, workshops, books, and resources needed and requested. We are here to serve; whether it is working with teachers to provide the materials required for their Curriculum Guidelines or classes for recertification; helping a parent teach a child to cope with a new sibling, a move, or a death; finding that long lost out of print book; or just providing fun and educational reading pleasure for all ages.
"Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner"
- Jim Mitchell
Our Historic Building
In the 1840's, it was home to George and Margaret Pillsbury. George owned a dry goods store and their son, Charles, was born in 1842, probably in the building. George, Margaret and Charles moved to Concord in 1851-52 where they lived for about 26 years, George working as a purchasing agent, a bank president, and then the Mayor for two terms. Their son, Charles, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1863, moved to Montreal, and then on to Minnesota in 1869, where, with his father's and Uncle John's support, founded the Pillsbury Flour Company. George and Margaret eventually left Concord in 1878, moved out to Minnesota, where George joined his brother John, and sons Charles and Fred, in the established family flour milling business. George later became the Mayor of Minneapolis, and John the Governor of Minnesota.
In the 1890's George Pillsbury returned to Warner, a successful and wealthy businessman wanting to return something to the community that gave him his start. George donated the South Sutton Soldier's Monument, the Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital in Concord, and Warner’s Pillsbury Free Library, located right next door to his former home. We believe George Pillsbury would be proud to know that his library is thriving and expanding, and that his former home is now a bookstore, an art gallery and meeting place, with a community park joining the two properties.
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Orders that you submit online are processed immediately and may not be cancelled, and you may need to wait until you receive the merchandise in order to return it.
Once an item of merchandise is delivered to you, you can return that item within 30 days of delivery. To be eligible for a return, your merchandise must be unused and in the same condition that you received it and must be in the original packaging. Our return policy does not apply to the following goods: [discounted or sale items, gift cards, personalized items, perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines, intimate apparel, sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases][include any that are applicable]. These items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange.
To initiate a return, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We require a receipt or proof of purchase to accompany your return.
All returned merchandise should be sent to us at 16 East Main Street, WARNER, NH, 03278.
For items that are manufactured by another party and resold by Us, please do not send such item back to the manufacturer.
You are responsible for paying for all shipping costs for your returned item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of any return shipping will be deducted from your refund. You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance for items of value.
Refunds and Exchanges
After We have received your valid return, We will send you an email to notify you that We have received your returned item and notify you of the acceptance or rejection of your return.
If your return is accepted by Us, We will provide one of the following within a reasonable time: an exchange of merchandise for the item returned, a non-transferable merchandise credit, a credit to the payment card or original method of payment used to pay for the item, a check, or another remedy that we determine in good faith is appropriate in the circumstances.
If you do not comply with any of the above conditions, We reserve the right to refuse the return or exchange, or to impose different or additional conditions.
Thank you for visiting and shopping at MainStreet BookEnds. Following are the terms and conditions that constitute our Shipping Policy.
Domestic Shipping Policy
Shipment processing time
All orders are processed within 2-3 business days. Orders are shipped when complete, and not delivered on weekends or holidays.
If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone.