Hughes-Bosca Side Street Gallery 17 Rocky Neck Ave

My whole life I’ve driven past, and walked past this Gallery right across the street from Sailor Stans.  Lesson I learned is you have to go in and out of all the galleries because if you don’t, you’re bound to miss out on beautiful spaces likle the Hughes-Bosca Side Street Gallery.

Check it!



Full Steam Ahead!

Hi Joey,

We were out for a row the other night at dusk and we came across the Gloucester Gig Rowers having a ‘meeting’ just off of Ten Pound Island.  I snapped this picture as they headed back into the harbor.

~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid


For more info about the Gloucester Gig rowers or how you can get involved-

Roger Salisbury at Gloucester Stage Company During Driving Miss Daisy

roger salisbury at GSC

Roger E. Salisbury will be exhibiting his oils and pastels at Gloucester Stage during the production of “Driving Miss Daisy” Sept 5-22 with reception after the 8 pm performance on Friday, September 6th.

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