About The Williams Store
81 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA
The Williams College Bookstore is designed to animate and invigorate Spring Street, the main thoroughfare in town, welcoming the community and the college into this dynamic and inviting new retail venue.
The first two levels feature trade books, magazines, textbooks, clothing, giftware, and a third wave coffee shop while the third level houses 5,000 square feet of leased office space. The footprint occupies approximately half the overall site and allows for generous green open space, an outdoor seating terrace and areas for vehicular off-site loading.
Brick exterior and wood siding, infused with a twenty-first-century vibe, recalls the traditions of vernacular materials along Spring Street. Celebrating the corner through the careful cant of the facade, the design builds a rhythm of natural materials and scale of openings. The Bookstore is a 15,000 square foot contemporary building that faces the future while respecting local heritage and infusing new vitality to Williamstown. The building is LEED Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.