Getting here

We are on the Old Kings Highway, Rt 6A in Yarmouthport.

Our opening hours are Mon-Sat 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00.

"It might be an earnest bookworm who wanders the stacks for hours. Or a summer tourist who just pops in the shop to shield themselves from a downpour. Or a buyer looking for a gardening title who stumbles upon an architectural design book.At Parnassus Book Service in Yarmouthport, they've served them all." Read more at the Cape Cod Times

About Us
Best Bookstore (mid-Cape) 2016 on Cape Cod LifeBest Bookstore 2016
Best Bookstore on Cape Code

BEST Bookstore: Cape Cod 2011

Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers
Members of Indie Bound
Welcome to Parnassus Book Service, Inc

Coronavirus Message

Due to the current worldwide pandemic we have decided that we must close our doors temporarily to protect our employees and the community at large.

We are still working behind closed doors however, and you are welcome to:

  • Order on line from this website
  • Order over the phone: (508) 362-6420
  • Order by e-mail:
  • Join us on Facebook: parnassusbookservice
  • Join us on Instagram: @parnassus_books

You can pay

  • over the phone 
  • on line when ordering from the site.

We will make sure you receive your order as safely as possible.

We'd love to have you purchase a gift certificate that you or a friend could use once the store re-opens. You can order one by phone.

Remember that our famous Outdoor Bookstall is always open. Find a book you like and leave the money in the slot. If your finances are tight, enjoy a book on us. If you are selecting a book for someone who is self-isolating, please take the book and leave us a note so we know it has gone to help someone.

Parnassus Book Service and the Muse family are proud to have been part of the Cape community for over 60 years. We look forward to a time in the near future when we are all once again safe and healthy. Until that time, stay safe, take care of each other, and carry on reading.


Parnassus Book Service, Inc

Parnassus Book Service, Inc | PO Box 33 | 220 Route 6A | Yarmouthport, MA 02675 | (508) 362-6420 |