Browse “offline’’ at the Concord Bookshop
(65 Main St., Concord, 978-369-2405), which not only boasts a full complement of past and present local authors, but also the smartest staff within 100 miles. Afterward, find kid stuff that is safe, educational, and fun, at the Toy Shop of Concord
(4 Walden St., Concord, 978-369-2553); and surprisingly sophisticated women’s clothing at French Lessons
(8 Walden, Concord, 978-369-6227).
5 p.m.: Stock up on prize-quality produce, cider, and kettle corn at Wilson Farm, (10 Pleasant St., Lexington, 781-862-3900). While you are at it, pay a visit to a barn full of goats, pigs, and chicks.