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    The Cat, The Crow and The Crown: Hey isn't that Laurie Cabot?

    by cjg1 Updated Jan 4, 2009

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    I'm not a person who likes the idea of Witchcraft or divination. Liz on the other hand has different beliefs. She often orders items from Laurie Cabot and wanted to go in the store on this visit. To our surprise there she was in the flesh; Laurie Cabot. She was very nice and done up in her witches gear.

    The store has a variety of herbs, oils, books, charms, music and candles.

    **there is a sign on the door prohibiting pictures**

    What to buy: Liz bought some candles.

    What to pay: Both candles were around $18.

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    Pamplemousse: Kitchen and Housewares

    by cjg1 Written Jan 2, 2009

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    Pamplemousse was a fun store. I have become interested in cooking as of late and this place was full of kitchen items and deorative housewares. Liz and I browsed through and was amazed at the selection especially that they had a large selction of wine and imported olive oils.

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    Pyramid Books: LARGEST METAPHYSICAL BOOK STORE IN NEW ENGLAND

    by moiraistyx Updated Sep 23, 2008

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    This is a truly great store for anyone who is interested in the metaphysical and paranormal. I was impressed by the large section of healing stones and crystals. There were so many books on so many different topics that I could have browsed the book section for hours. They also had a wide selection of items from different cultural back grounds and spiritual beliefs. If you visit here make sure you check out the jewelry cases, they had many beautiful items at reasonable prices. The store is open daily 10 AM to 7 PM.

    What to buy: Healing Stones, Books, Jewelry, Gifts

    What to pay: DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU BUY

    STORE FRONT
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    Ye Olde Pepper Company: AMERICA'S OLDEST CANDY COMPANY

    by moiraistyx Updated Sep 23, 2008

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    When SES and I were walking the streets of Salem we came across this small candy shop and decided to stop in because of the delicious aroma coming from inside. To my joy I found a great little candy store filled with all sorts of home made delights. My mouth was watering as I peered through the glass cases at the various chocolate covered fruits, jellies, caramels, brittle, hard candies etc. I felt just like a kid at the nickle candy store.

    The store was started by Mrs. Spencer and her son in 1806 and was taken over by John William Pepper in 1830 after the death of Mrs. Spencer. The store has been owned by the Burkinshaw family since around the turn of the century. It has now been run by this family for 4 generations.

    The shop on Derby Street in Salem is the original store however there is a second store in North Andover.

    The Salem Shop's hours are:
    July Thru October -Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sundays: 10 a.m..-6 p.m.
    November Thru June - Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sundays: 10 a.m..-5 p.m.
    Call us for extended hours before holidays

    What to buy: Salem Gibralters were the first commercially made candies in America. They come in lemon and peppermint flavor and have a smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture much like an after dinner mint. A box of 12, 6 of each flavor will run you around $12.

    I bought some freshly made peanut brittle for my father who reports that it was the best he's ever had.

    I also bought some raspberry jellies for my mother. She loved them.

    SES and I enjoyed some fruit slices. They were delicious.

    What to pay: It really depends on what you buy.

    SAME CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS THE OUTSIDE OF THE SHOP
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    THE BUNGHOLE: COOL PLACE FOR SPIRITS

    by LoriPori Written Oct 4, 2007

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    I couldn't resist doing a tip on the BUNGHOLE. It's a cool place, with a funny name, to drop in for some interesting spirits, i.e. a small liquor store that sells beer, wine and spirits. It has a colorful history as it became a secret drinking spot during the Prohibition.

    The Bunghole
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    WEST INDIES GOODS STORE - ca. 1804: ITEMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    by LoriPori Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    Built in 1804 as a retail shop for Henry Prince, who was then living in the house next door. THE WEST INDIES GOODS STORE is part of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Today it is a retail shop once again, selling items from all over the world.

    West Indies Goods Store
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    ESSEX STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL: VARIOUS SHOPS & BOUTIQUES

    by LoriPori Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    This wonderful. cobblestoned street is a popular Salem shopping area. the ESSEX STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL has something for everyone. You can find bookstores, selling new and used books, Arts and Crafts, Witchy Gift items, Salem souvenirs, T-shirts and postcards. It was a wonderful area to browse in and while we were there Celtic music was being played just outside a Music store. There were many little kiosks along the street too, selling flowers, tarot reading and little souvenir stands.

    Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Witch Village Gift Shop Colorful storefront The Bunghole Store
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    YE OLDE PEPPER CANDY COMPANIE: AMERICA'S OLDEST CANDY COMPANY

    by LoriPori Written Oct 3, 2007

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    America's oldest candy company YE OLDE PEPPER CANDY COMPANIE was established in 1806. Makers of the famous Gibralter and Black Jack - the first pieces of candy manufacuted in America. View antique machinery, molds and a jar of original Gibralters. Watch these historic candies being made in their glass enclosed kitchen.

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  • Witch Way Gifts: Souvenirs and Junk

    by peach93 Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    This little shop on Derby is street mainly sells tourist junk: t-shirts, pens, postcards, etc. For some reason though I always end up going in there and looking around even though I've been to Salem hundreds of times. I guess it just kind of reminds me of being on vacation. But if you really are a tourist and you want some stuff like this, they've got just about everything. The shop also claims to sell "Wiccan" gifts, but I'm really not sure what that entails exactly.

    Witch Way Gifts Sign
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  • Pickering Wharf: Little Shops and Cafés

    by peach93 Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    Pickering Wharf lies just off of Derby Street downtown and is full of little shops, caf├ęs, restaurants, fortune-telling places and new age stores. It's a great little place to walk around in and browse. It's also right on the water, so it's very pretty. The Pickering Wharf area has some free parking, but there is also a garage nearby. The area is also home to two or three great seafood places, all of which let you sit outside during the summer. The Pickering Wharf Marina is located here as well, so it's great for watching all of the sailboats and yachts that come into the harbor.

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  • Ye Olde Pepper Companie: America's Oldest Candy Shop

    by peach93 Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    Ye Olde Pepper Companie is located in a little house on Derby Street across from the House of Seven Gables. The store has been making candy since 1806 when it's founder, Mrs. Spencer of England, found herself in Salem as a survivor of a shipwreck--and in need of a job. Today the shop is known for making several types of old fashioned candies that are no longer made anywhere, like horehound drops (which are terrible by the way) and my personal favorite, Boston Baked Beans (which are really peanuts coated with a red candy shell). They also make lots of more modern candies, like chocolate turtles and taffy. The Pepper Companie's candies are sold throughout New England in various stores and shops. Stop in if you have a chance!

    What to buy: You can also buy the Pepper Companie's candies online at their Web site and by phone.

    Ye Olde Pepper Companie
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    Polonus deli: Wanna taste Polish food?

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    How surprised I was to find this store! They have an excellent selection of Polish products and some of the best food & drink brands too. Chocolate, dairy products, pickles, cold cuts, frozen food and, of course wonderful bread! Try some :-)
    It felt funny poking around among the shelves - as if I were in a Polish shop in Poland.

    Polonus delicatessen
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    Peabody Essex Museum store: Some really pretty gifts

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    They have all sorts of beautiful things: candles, paintings, pottery, clothes, various types of gifts, etc. My impression was that there were lots of products related to Chinese culture, perhaps because the shop tries to reflect the collections and the mission of the museum, and the Chinese House is a famous part of it.
    I didn't buy anything but I loved to walk around and look at the beauty of some of the objects.

    Peabody Essex Museum store
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    Museum Store: Gifts from the House of the Seven Gables

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    The key products are of course related to the House of the Seven Gables: T-shirts and sweatshirts, pottery, books, postcards, etc. I myself bought a T-shirt which is my favoutire now, and the "House of the Seven Gables" book by Nathaniel Hawthorne - I thought the shop is the place to bring the book from :-)
    If I remember well, they also have a nice selection of hand-made soaps and such, very beautifully done and packaged as gifts.

    Museum store by the Seven Gables
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    Salem Witch Museum store: Witch theme related items

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    Besides the Salem Witch Museum T-shirts in various colours and sizes, you'll find lots of products related to Halloween that your kids (or yourself!) would love. They also have nice candles and funny pumpkin-shaped candle stand. Just pop into the store as you exit the museum.

    Salem Witch Museum store
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