Art Longwood Books

The other day I was walking in Rockport on my way to photograph a couple of second-hand stores for my ongoing series, and to my surprise, I discovered two more stores to add to my list!

The first one, which I will profile today, is Art Longwood Books (33 Broadway #3), which specializes in “used books in art, design, and other subjects.” Although they specialize in books on the visual arts, they are buying in all subjects. The business originally opened in Cambridge, MA in 2003 and moved to Rockport in May of this year.  It will be open year-round, Thursday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5 (Monday and Tuesday by appointment). The store isn’t not really obvious from the road, but there is a sign in front of the house (see photo above) behind which the actual store is found:

The interior is a cozy space, a sort of bibliophile’s dream hideout:


Jeffrey Postel and Sadie Dudley are the couple who run the store.  Although they only moved to Rockport relatively recently, they have had connections in the are for a long time, including a business relationship with fellow seller of used books Bob Ritchie of Dogtown Books (profiled earlier in this series).

The other store which I discovered that day was Main and Pier, an antique store that I will cover in the next post in this series!

Matthew Green



  • Amazing Place! Amazing Selections! Amazing Owners!

    We visited Rockport MA and this bookstore/owners got written into our memories (smiles). We got a few beautiful books, even one of Rockport from decades back that is simply a treasure. All books are in amazing condition.

    Sorry we did not meet Sadie, but Jeff was amazing! These two deserve a bookseller award for their knowledge, passion and overall care for books and those they connect them to.

    Well done and see you in the future! We love our fine book purchase! Many thanks!

    O & J (Southeastern/Mid-Atlantic couple)


  • Beautiful story! Well done! Your words brought great life and light to this community and American treasure. Many of us are forgetting our print books; we thank you for keeping the words and books of these booksellers available to many.


    • Thank you very much for your comments! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to this bookstore. Rockport and Gloucester are great places to meet interesting people and find all sorts of treasures…


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