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There are three hubs for shopping in the Monadnock Region; Peterborough and Wilton, both in Hillsborough County, and Keene in Cheshire County. Scattered throughout the region are some unique specialty shops as well.

Peterborough, NH

Peterborough is home to some outstanding shopping, from the high design aesthetic at Bowerbird & Friends to the classic stationery store, Steele’s, you’ll find something for everyone on your list and a few things for yourself too.   

Bowerbird & Friends: Every time I’ve been in Bowerbird & Friends I’ve seen someone come in for the first time and exclaim, “I want my house to look exactly like this.” Antiques, unique finds, beautiful dinnerware, children’s books, and so much more can be found here. You might be nervous about bringing little ones but don’t be – there’s a terrific treasure box they can choose a freebie from while you peruse at your leisure.   

Grove and Main Antiques: Featuring home decor, soaps, antiques, art, and decorative arts, this store feels like your friend’s well curated French country home. The owner, who is often working, is a delight and she is particularly welcoming to children.    

Alice Blue: Women’s upscale boutique complete with accessories. You’ll find beautiful sweaters, unique dresses, and much more.   

Laurel & Grove: Offers a range of historically-inspired, newly-made furnishings such as settees, side tables and lamps; urban wall art after London street signs; or artfully restored bureaus and tables in a stunningly understated, contemporary palette. Fill your home with the romance of lavender with sachets made from antique linens and ticking, and brighten any room with the work of local artisans.  

Joseph’s Coat: Joseph’s Coat is a shopper’s paradise in Peterborough, New Hampshire for those who value quality handcrafted items and their stories. They think small and local in a global way — buying from individuals and small co-ops so the craftspeople directly benefit from the sale of their creations.  

L & M Create It Crafts: Excellent craft store stocked with crafts for adults and kids.  

Toadstool Bookstore: Extensive bookstore that includes a robust used book selection and features a delicious café that is open for breakfast and lunch. Check out their calendar for events as well. It’s a local treasure!   

Peterborough Art Academy: This store has two sections, one is Tribals Rugs By Hand which sells beautiful rugs from all over the world, and the other is an art store that also serves as an art academy summer offering classes for both kids and adults.   

Steele’s Stationers: Classic stationery store complete with office and computer supplies, gifts, toys, candy, crafts, stuffies, and much more. You’ll buy something you love here! 

Keene, NH  

Urban Exchange: This is a great consignment shop for women’s clothing and accessories. They are highly selective about what they accept and the often feature a number of items from J.Crew, Coach, Kate Spade, and Banana Republic.   

The Simple Nest: A beautiful home décor store that features antiques, artwork, repurposed furniture, and much more.  

Good Fortune Jewelry: Isn’t it strange how so often we buy new fine jewelry but there is so much beautiful and unique pre-owned jewelry out there? Good Fortune Jewelry has stunning jewelry, and their value only increases. It’s a Keene institution and one well worth checking out.   

Toadstool Bookstore: Remember when you’d spend hours in bookstores, letting the promise of so much knowledge elevates your spirit? That’s exactly what Toadstool Bookstore offers, and they have a delicious vegetarian cafe where you can start your new life as your new self with your new book and a fresh coffee.    

Hannah Grimes Marketplace: Hannah Grimes Marketplace sells specialty items from over 240 local vendors including fine artists, glass blowers, soap makers, knitters, florists, farmers, jewelry makers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, and many more creative and passionate crafters. They recently expanded their space to include an art gallery as well. It’s a beautiful store right in the heart of downtown Keene.   

Miranda’s on Main: Miranda’s sells high end clothing for women. Whether you are looking for something to wear to your next meeting or for an evening gown for that next gala, Miranda has you covered. They also sell high end accessories and jewelry for you to complete the look.   

Synergy: Selling brands like UGG, Dr. Marten’s, Blundstone, and Patagonia, alongside bohemian chic dresses and rompers, Synergy is a favorite among locals.   

Shadow and Soul Emporium: Jewelry, crystals, tea, candles, essential oils, tarot cards, beads, and much more are available at these two stores.   

Mabel & Lou Boutique: A beautifully curated collection of clothes that range from chunky knit sweaters to high end jeans to sleek jumpsuits to wear on a night on the town.   

Moe Momentum Clothing: High end (but good prices) clothes that are stylish, modern, and for almost any occasion. Great sweaters, leather jackets, jewelry available with modern, clean lines.   

Ted’s Shoe and Sport: Ted’s Shoe & Sport is a Local footwear specialty store offering brand-name athletic & specialty footwear & apparel. 

Wilton, NH

Artisans Boutique 25 Main Street  (603) 654-1047
A year-round craft fair and vendors’ market where all products are made in New England,  much of it created locally from recycled materials.

Copper Kettle To Go 
39 Main Street (603) 554-5275
Offering fresh meals-to-go as well as a wide variety of pantry items, fresh produce, and more!  Downstairs is the Tap Room (see Food and Drink)! Visit on Facebook.

Galerie Oiseaux 41 Main Street (603) 213-4379.
Contemporary art gallery featuring the artwork of owner Mike Kline as well as the unique creations of a number of artisans both local and far-flung, a smattering of French antiques, and other fine gifts. 

GiGi’s Country Store 10 Main Street Unit 18 (603) 654-1356 Visit on Facebook
A true country store carrying fresh farm produce, jellies, jams, honey, farm fresh eggs, crafts and so much more, with 90 % of our farmers being veterans.

Here Today Emporium
  71 Main Street (603) 654-5295  Visit on Facebook
Browse the four rooms brimming with antiques, handmade jewelry, cards, soaps, candles, and one of a kind treasures.

Local Share  43 Main Street (603) 654-2219 Visit on Facebook
An arts, crafts, toy, book and gift shop filled with goods made by local artists with a craft studio and community space.

Nelson’s Candies  65 Main Street (603) 654-5030  
Quality candy hand-made the old-fashioned way in a modern setting – truffles, pulled taffy and candy canes, chocolate turtles, fudge and more!

Winding River Antiques, LLC.  51 Main Street (603) 654-2400 Visit on Facebook
Nice selection of antiques at a wide range of price-points,  including furniture, rugs, small decorative items and more.

Works of Heart Flowers/Bloomin Beads  109 Main Street,  (603) 654-1065 
Wide array of floral arrangements as well as keepsake beads to wear crafted with floral preservation techniques.

Riverview Mill Shops

Jewelry for the House by Uli 33 Howard Street, Studio 7B (978) 807-6339
Interior design services, color consulting services, “Ulique” accessories for home and garden, Buddha photo cards.

Ocean Current Art 33 Howard St (603) 505-7486
Sea glass art is my passion! I love designing whimsy scenes of birds, and other creatures, using sea glass that I’ve collected from the beaches of Maine!

Prayers of Nature 33 Howard Street (603) 732-3815
Flower mandalas on posters, clothing and mugs representing world peace as well as peace of mind.

Sussy-Rose Shields Fine Craft Jewelry Studio  35 Howard St. (603) 654-5310  
Silversmith, metalsmith, hand-wrought designs, featuring classes and workshops in silver jewelry making.

Studio 20 Artist Studio 33 Howard St. (603) 654-5310   
Two oil painters, Laura Tyres and Deborah Sutton, share a studio in this old mill building. 

The Silver Branch  29 Howard Street  (603) 325-1365  
Hand-made one-of-a-kind fantastical polymer clay sculptures, dolls and “Naturally Shed Faery Wing”© jewelry.” By appointment.

Off Main Street Shops

Bee Fields Farm 555 Abbot Hill Rd (603) 654-1097 
A family farm including a healing plant garden with over 100 medicinal herbs and a unique gift shop. Visitors are welcome after a phone call.

Brookview Sugarhouse 154 Gage Rd (603) 654-7961
Offers maple syrup, candy, sugar and cream for sale.

Frye’s Measure Mill  12 Frye Mill Rd (603) 654-6581  
Wander through 7 rooms in a historic saw mill furnished with high-quality antiques, Shaker box reproductions and crafts displayed in period settings. 

House by the Side of the Road  370 Gibbons Hwy (603) 654-9888
Year-round garden center and gift shop featuring houseplants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, pottery, and other gifts.

Hungry Bear Farm  0 Reed Road in Mason (603 654-6626
Veteran owned and operated with locations in Mason and Wilton NH specialize in growing a wide variety of produce without using GMO seeds or synthetic chemicals

Langdell Homestead Auction Barn 697 Isaac Frye Highway (603) 654-6759
The home of popular auctions held on several Saturdays each year. Of note is the large weathervane in the shape of an auctioneer’s gavel.

Ledge Top Farm 487 Lyndeborough Rd (603 620-7302
Offering Certified Naturally Grown fruits and vegetables to local communities.. Sample our fresh produce at our farm, farm stands and farmers’ markets.

Quarry View Farm 103 Barrett Hill Road (603) 878-4022  Visit on Facebook
Provides farm fresh produce, meat, eggs, flowers, plants and home décor items. To place orders or for information go to 603farm@gmail.com.

The Maple Guys 327 Forest Road (888) 627-5349/(603) 654-2415 info@mapleguys.com
Produces maple syrup and maple products  and sells related equipment /supplies . They enjoy sharing this tradition with visitors to their sugar house.

New Ipswich

Idyllwild Dreams: 8 Lower School Street. A self checkout gift and specialty shop located in New Ipswich. . Immerse yourself in the captivating artwork by Andrea and delight in the aromatic scents of Cape Idyllwild & Idyllwild Studio

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