Barbara Farnsworth, Bookseller

407 Route 128, Cornwall, CT 06796.

(860) 672-6571. 40,000 out-of-print and rare books in many fields, particularly "house and garden" titles, design, and books about books. The New York Times calls the bookstore "...a vast cozy place bulging with thousands of volumes". Open Sat. 10-4, in season, and by chance or appt.

Books on the Common

404 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

(203) 431-9100. Now in its 31st year, Books on the Common is located in historic downtown Ridgefield and features a wide selection of books for adults and children, along with cards, toys and unique gifts. Voted Best Bookstore by the 2014 Fairfield County Weekly readers poll.

Darren Winston, Bookseller

81 Main St., Sharon, CT 06069.

860) 364-1890. Visit our shop in the heart of this beautiful and historic New England town and browse thousands of interesting titles in many fields. Whether you’re after vintage pulp fiction or finely bound classics, we’re happy to help you discover something that will delight. We are also a full-service art gallery, regularly presenting exhibitions and with a rotating stock of unusual and beautiful finds—vintage prints, photographs, posters, and paintings. Thursday - Saturday. 11-5.

Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-0525. Litchfield County's largest independent bookstore, serving its readers for over 60 years, and recently named "Best Country Bookstore" by Yankee Magazine, offers a wide selection of general interest books and an extensive children's collection of books, games and toys. Gifts, puzzles, cards, stationery, and one of a kind offerings from local artisans are also available. Free giftwrapping. Author talks and book signings. A place where readers and writers meet. Mon.-Sat. 9:30- 5:30 & Sun. 11-5.

House of Books

10 North Main St., Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-4104. Fax: (860) 927-3978. Kent's Literary Landmark. Upscale bookstore in a historic building in beautiful Kent with a full selection of books on all subjects. Gifts, games, puzzles, cards, stationery, music, art & office supplies. Service is our specialty. Open daily 10-5:30.

Johnnycake Books

12 Academy Street, Salisbury, CT 06068.

(860) 435-6677. Relax in an intimate bookshop of 5,000 rare and collectible titles housed in a 19th century cottage surrounded by perennial borders in the Salisbury village. Architecture/design, decorative arts, gardening, cooking, book arts, literary first editions, illustrated, leather-bound sets, travel, sport, and Litchfield County history. Open Thurs.-Mon. (inc. Sun.) 11-5, 7 days during summer.

Lavender Path Antiques & Books

50 South Rd., Harwinton, CT 06791.

(860) 689-8081. Located in an old historic schoolhouse. An interesting collection of used and out of print books on gardening, cooking, hobbies, art, history, literature, poetry, biographies, and children's series books. Most books are hardcover, many 1st editions. Book search available. Along with the books is a collection of antique porcelain teapots, teacups, silver, vintage hats and jewelry. Everything you need for an afternoon tea party. Come browse our book collection and have a cup of tea with us. Closed Monday.