A partial list of local authors:
Brunonia Barry - The Lace Reader (2009) and The Map of True Places (2010); The Fifth Petal (2017)
Robert Booth - Death of an Empire (2011)
Feldmann, Erica- HausMagick: Transform your home with Witchcraft (2019)
Kathleen Kent - The Heretic's Daughter (2008); The Wolves of Andover (2010); The Outcasts (2013)
Katy Bratun - Gingerbread Mouse (2003) and others.
Giles Laroche - What's Inside? (2009) ; Bridges are to Cross (1998) and others.
Bonnie Hurd-Smith - Salem Women's Heritage Trail (2000); We Believe in You! 12 Stories of Courage, Action and Faith for Women and Girls (2012)
Katherine Howe - Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (2010); House of Velvet and Glass (2012)
Hannah Tinti - The Good Thief (2008); The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel (2017)
Damien Echols - Life after Death (2012)
Michael Rutstein - Fame: the Salem privateer (2002)
Howard Olsen - Indiscriminate (set in Salem)
Peter Lenz - Voyages to Norumbega ; Columbus:Indians, Slavery and a New World Order (1992)
Edward M. Turner - Rogues Together: A Chronicle of Olde England (e-book)
Marian Babson -(born in Salem, moved to England)Pretty Lady, The Stalking Lamb, etc.
Nathaniel Hawthorne - House of the Seven Gables (1851), ....
Margaret Press - Counterpoint, (1996); Elegy for a Thief (1993); Requiem for a Postman (1992)(all set in Salem)
Jones Very - Jones Very: the complete poems (1993)
- Vertical File in Salem Collection - Salem -Authors
- The North Shore Literary Trail by K. Bierfelt
- Legendary locals of Salem By Curley, Malcolm, Dionne.
Authors include: Margaret Press, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Brunonia Barry, Katherine Howe, Damien Echols, Bonnie Hurd-Smith, Kathleen Kent, Robert Booth.
- "New book by local author is set in Salem" Salem Evening News, Aug. 22, 2001, p. A2
- "Teacher's latest book offers insight about native peoples" Salem Evening News, Nov. 26, 1994, p. 1