About Goods & Curiosities

The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities, features an eclectic mix of products inspired by the Inn and New England – from their Early American and maritime heritage to Connecticut lifestyle and entertaining today.

Items include creatively-branded ‘Gris’ merchandise, hand-crafted and Connecticut-made products, limited edition prints of The Griswold Inn’s renowned art collection, home goods, select books, unique toys, artisan jewelry, specialty foods…traditional, whimsical, and contemporary ~ Goods & Curiosities. The Store’s displays and assorted collection of interesting goods are continually changing, promising a pleasant discovery with each visit.

We are located at 47 Main Street, directly across the street from the Main Inn.



Saturday, November 24th, 2-4pm – Meet the Authors – Book signing with Historian Jerry Roberts and Pilot/Aerial Photographer Tom Walsh and their recently released The Connecticut River from the Air. The two embarked on this adventurous project in a small, low-flying aircraft documenting some of the “Wonders of the River” from this intimate perspective through images and narrative. The Connecticut River was explored from its mouth at the Long Island Sound, to its source North, mere yards from the Canadian Border.

Saturday, December 1st, 3-5pm – Meet the Author ~ Book Signing with Nora Murphy in Store with her recently released coffee table book, Country House Style. Nora has an impressive background in interior design with stints at big name design houses, Ralph Lauren Home and Ethan Allen, before forming her own company, Nora Murphy Country House. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s inspirational book, illustrated with beautiful photography, is at home on a coffee table, bookshelf or bedside table. It makes a great gift for those who appreciate the country house aesthetic!   Nora resides in a historic saltbox in Newtown, Connecticut.

Thursday, December 6th, 5-8pm – 1st Thursdays, a party-like happening from the top of Main to the foot of Main. Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts. Menu specials and entertainment are in full swing.

Thursday, December 8th, 10-6 pm – Holly Jolly Sip, Shop & Stroll

Keep current on upcoming special events, featured products and artisans, and other store scoop!

We LOVE our books around here and we have an absolutely WONDERFUL selection! Originally stocked for our Inn guests, we have expanded our collection as demand has grown for our eclectic offerings!

To read our staff reviews and view our latest Recommended Reads by avid Gris readers click here!

Of course there’s a lot more in store!


Store Hours: M-F 10am – 5 pm; SAT 10am – 6 pm; SUN 11am – 5 pm Extended hours for special events.