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Shop at Walden Pond is located at the deep and beautiful kettle pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where Thoreau lived for two years, two months, and two days. Sales benefit the Thoreau Society, the oldest and largest author society in the US. Interested in Thoreauvian hats, mugs, T-shirts, bookmarks, buttons, maps, or video games? Visit us at

Our hours

The Shop is open year-round and operates under seasonal park hours. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and during significant snowfall.

Visit the Shop at Walden Pond

The Shop at Walden Pond carries products related to Henry D. Thoreau, to Walden Pond, to Concord and its historical authors, to nature and the environment, to writing and creativity, and to related subjects. We have books, apparel, artwork, cards, jewelry, souvenirs, gifts, and even drinks and snacks.

Many of the books on our shelves have been signed by the authors. Many of our gift items and photographs come from local artists and residents. Every Shop purchase helps to further the mission of the Society. Society members are entitled to a 10% discount on their purchases.

Shop staff members are knowledgeable about Henry David Thoreau, his contemporaries, the town of Concord, and the local flora and fauna. Some of them have written books in their areas of expertise. They are happy to converse with visitors and travelers on all sorts of subjects.

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The Shop also has a page at, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local independent bookstores like ours. Here readers can find many more books than the Shop itself can carry, including contemporary and popular fiction and nonfiction at discounted prices. You will also find recommendations by our own Shop staff. Any order placed through our Bookshop page will benefit the Thoreau Society.

Get news from the Thoreau Society and learn about ways you can help preserve Thoreau Country as part of our common heritage and as the embodiment of Thoreau’s landmark contributions to social, political, and environmental thought.

The Thoreau Society®, Inc.
341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742
P: (978) 369-5310
F: (978) 369-5382

Educating people about the life, works, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau, challenging all to live a deliberate, considered life—since 1941.


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