Welcome to the Bookstore & Restaurant

Our family owned and operated restaurant has been serving locals and visitors for over 49 years. In our quest for the best tasting seafood, we always buy the freshest seafood from local fisherman. To ensure the greatest flavor, all meals are prepared to order. Please sit back and enjoy the view as we prepare your meal. As always, if you are on a special diet, or have any allergy, please inform your server: we will do our best to accommodate special orders, but please no substitutions.

~ Your hosts, The Parlante Family ~

** Please note that our menu changes during off season months **

Raw Bar

Oysters on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $13
12 for …… $24
Littlenecks on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $8
12 for …… $15
Jumbo Shrimp CocktailGluten Free $3, each
Raw Bar Combo* Small: two of each oysters, clams and shrimp …… $14
Jumbo: six of each …… $38
Mega: twelve of each …… $72


Clams Casino
Six littlenecks with a blend of onion, peppers, and garlic, topped with bacon and herb breadcrumbs
Oysters Rockefeller
Five oysters baked with a blend of spinach, parmesan cheese,  panko bread crumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese
Steamed in herbs, garlic and white wine butter broth, served with toasted french bread
Belgian Mussels
Steamed in Belgian pale ale with butter, garlic, shallots, and herbs, served with seasoned fries and black pepper-truffle aioli
Bookstore Mussels*
Steamed in tarragon garlic butter wine sauce, served with french toasted bread
Cajun ShrimpGluten Free
Five shrimp baked in cajun spiced butter, served with our own honey lime sour cream
Fried Seafood Sampler
Assortment of oysters, scallops and shrimp
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
With house made crabmeat stuffing and topped with cheddar cheese
Fried Calamari
Squid rings and tentacles topped with house marinated chili pepper rings and a side of marinara sauce
Artichoke Dip
Artichoke hearts and baby spinach blended with a creamy cheese sauce, baked with breadcrumbs, served with grilled pita bread
Chicken Wings
Golden fried plain or buffalo-style with blue cheese dressing
Fried Mushroom Basket
With Honey Dijon sauce
Onion Rings $8


Soup of the Day ask your server
Clam Chowder cup …… $6
bowl …… $8
Oyster StewGluten Free
With oysters, sautéed shallots, butter and cream sauce
French Onion
Baked with buttery crostini, swiss, and mozzarella cheese


Roasted Beet SaladGluten Free
Roasted beets, mixed greens, avocado, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
The “Bookstore Wedge”Gluten Free
Iceberg lettuce wedge topped with crumbled Great Hill Blue cheese, ripe tomatoes, bacon, Blue cheese dressing and shaved red onion
House SaladGluten Free
Mixed greens with garden vegetables and sundried cranberries with your choice of dressing
Classic Caesar
marinated white anchovies…$2
Add to any Salad
Grilled or Cajun chickenGluten Free $7
Grilled or Cajun ShrimpGluten Free 4…. $10
6…. $16
Grilled Bourbon Beef TipsGluten Free $10
6 oz. Lobster Salad $20
DressingsGluten Free
Cranberry vinaigrette, Ranch, Sweet balsamic vinaigrette, Blue cheese


Potato Salad $3
Onion Rings $8
Vegetable of the day $5
Coleslaw $3
Basket of fries $6
Basket of Sweet Potato Fries $7
Toasted French bread $1

Children’s Menu

8 and under

Fried Fish $10
Grilled Cheese $5
Hot Dog $5
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $5
(All above with fries or apple sauce)
With butter, alfredo or marinara sauce


Portuguese Stew
Mussels, scallops, calamari and linguica simmered in a spicy red sauce served over linguini
Thai Fish Pot*
Littlenecks, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and cod in a lemongrass,, garlic and ginger broth with toasted French bread
Fruits of the Sea
Littlenecks, scallops and shrimp served over linguini, sautéed in tarragon butter garlic white wine sauce
Baked Cod
Served with vegetables and rice
choice of topping:

  • Herb breadcrumbs*
  • Cranberry-walnut crustedGluten Free
  • Cornmeal crusted, topped with salsa fresca and avocado lime aioli
Baked Medley*
Baked cod, scallops and shrimp baked with butter and herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetable and rice
Baked Scallops*
Scallops baked with butter and herb bread-crumbs, served with vegetable and rice
Vegetarian Rundown*  Seasonal vegetables and sweet potatoes sautéed with scallions and garlic in a curry coconut milk cream sauce. Gluten Free and Vegan*  $17
Bourbon Beef Tips
Char-grilled tender sirloin tips in our house bourbon marinade served around mashed potatoes and vegetables with bourbon-laced red eye gravy
Chicken Piccata
Pan fried chicken with sautéed tomatoes and baby spinach in lemon caper butter served around rice
Chicken Parmesan
Hand breaded, fried and baked in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over linguini


Served with pickles and a choice of coleslaw, potato salad, french fries or
(add ….. $1 sweet potato fries or vegetable of the day
or add ….. $2 onion rings)

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad on butter-grilled roll with greens
Hot Lobster Roll
6 oz. lobster salad served hot, sautéed in butter on a grilled roll with greens
Bookstore Reuben
Fried cod on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese on a bed of coleslaw
Scallop Roll
Fried scallops in a grilled roll
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried oysters on grilled French bread with remoulade sauce and fresh greens
Fish Sandwich
Fried cod served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce
Steak Sandwich
8 oz. New York sirloin, charbroiled, and topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, served on parmesan french bread with a side of fries. Served plain, cajun, or with a teriyaki glaze
Classic Burger
Char-grilled 1/2 lb. Angus burger served on a brioche bun with tomato and lettuce
Add cheese…$1 (American, provolone, cheddar, blue or swiss)
Buttermilk Fried Chicken  Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled red onions and chipotle aioli $12
Steak and Cheese Sub  Provolone cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions $12

Fried Platters

Served with coleslaw and fries
All of our fried food is lightly battered and fried in trans-fat free and saturated-fat free soybean and sunflower oil.

Oysters $23
Scallops $25
Fish & Chips $19
Shrimp $23
Fisherman’s Platter
Cod, scallops, oysters and shrimp


Fish Tacos
Fried cod served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
Shrimp Tacos
Fried shrimp served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli

Gluten Free Gluten Free
* Can be made Gluten Free

— Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or a person in your party has a food allergy

— Please note consuming raw or undercooked meats or shellfish may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

7% MA meals tax added
20% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more
Prices subject to change