Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-1211
Fax: (413) 586-0630
5000 square feet of yarn await the inner knitting enthusiast! Artists from around the country shop here for unique eyelash blends, mohairs, angoras, chenilles and more, and many come from their enormous tent sale each May. WEBS is one of the best yarn stores in the area and their staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about different yarn varieties, appropriate needles and great knitting gadgets from Japan.
A shopping destination that has been serving downtown Northampton since the 1970s, the Thornes Marketplace brings the charm of a bazaar to the center of a modern American city. As you step inside this shopping center, you will feel transported to a marketplace as they had in olden days, with shops and stores that each have something unique to offer. The Thornes Marketplace also has an art center on the third floor, which hosts a range of events from time to time. See the website to know more.
Whether you want to look sharp for a date, a business meeting, or just for walking around town, you'll find an impressive curated selection of men's clothing at Jackson & Connor. The store has a wide selection of great clothing, from custom suits to jeans. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will find the perfect upscale outfit just for you.
Established in 1963, Odyssey Bookshop is a large yet cute independent book store. Browse through their impressive collection to find a great selection of books, including nonfiction and genre novels. They even host literary events like author readings and book club meetings. Odyssey Bookshop also sells art supplies.
Located just off the campus of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, the Village Commons offers a unique shopping experience of a small New England town with interesting little, independent stores. You can also catch a movie at the two-plex cinema that shows big hits and indie favorites.
Atkins Farms Country Market is an apple orchard and market that sells quality food, including locally grown produce. You'll find everything from seasonal vegetables, ripe fruits, great canned goods, a wonderful deli, and even delicious treats at the bakery. The store also creates amazing gift baskets, including the popular New England Snacking Basket. However, a trip here isn't complete unless you try their delicious apple cider doughnuts!
The National Yiddish Book Center on the campus of Hampshire College has been open since 1997, a facility open to the public to encourage exploration of Yiddish culture and modern Jewish literature. Over 1.5 million books have been recovered and current efforts include cataloging and scanning some of these historic texts to have online to share with the world. There is an English-language bookstore on sight as well as an impressive film and documentary series.
The Black Sheep in Amherst is a great little place to get a sandwich (made with Boar's Head meats, of course!), challah bread or locally-roasted coffee. Sandwiches are homemade and made with care, including several vegetarian and vegan options. You can also enjoy live music (typically jazz) during the week after 4p.
Support the local community by shopping for books at the Food For Thought Books Collective. This not-for-profit bookstore is a well-known stockist of fiction novels as well as non-fiction books that cover various topics like politics, intellectual, health and wellness, homosexuality, educational, erotic and several others. Apart from the works of established writers, you will also find works of some of the upcoming independent national writers. The money collected from the sale of these books are utilized for the betterment of the community with the help of various organizations. Visit their website to glance through their collection of books.
Find trendy fashion at Zanna. This woman's boutique carries contemporary clothing for every body type. Browse through the store's selection and discover cute sundresses next to chic shirts. Their friendly staff will be happy to help you find the perfect new outfit for your wardrobe. Zanna also has a nice selection of accessories and shoes.
You can find great clothing, sporting goods, home decor, gifts, and more all at Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. This large shopping center is one of the largest shopping malls in New England. With three stores and nearly 200 stores, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. Take a break from shopping and enjoy a meal at the food court or at one of the mall's restaurants.
Owned by Laura Frasco, Potterville Pottery was established in 1996. The store has a lot to do in one place. They offer excellent clay and mud artifacts, pottery classes, take custom orders and arrange fun birthday parties, too!