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Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
+1 802-362-2200
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Its magical everytime

We love strolling through to find gifts, books, and quiet nooks to browse. I love this bookstore... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GrnMtnGirl79
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New England
Don't Pass it By

Independent bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. In fact all bookstores are disappearing as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Howland_Owl
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Kent, Connecticut
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Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore. We are one of the largest bookstores in New England. Northshire Bookstore was voted Best Bookstore in the country by Publishers Weekly magazine and Best of New England by Yankee magazine. Come see why so many people rave about this full-service, old world but up-to-date store. Many gifts as well as books and a whole floor devoted to Children!
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
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+1 802-362-2200
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"book store"
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"children's section"
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"nooks and crannies"
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"book lovers"
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"gift items"
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"staff recommendations"
in 8 reviews
"love books"
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"nice cafe"
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"children's books"
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"hand written"
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"book selection"
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"could spend hours"
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"independent book"
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"spiral press cafe"
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"great coffee"
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"lover's dream"
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"attached coffee shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love strolling through to find gifts, books, and quiet nooks to browse. I love this bookstore and have enjoyed it since childhood. I wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Independent bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. In fact all bookstores are disappearing as people buy online, but I can't image not being able to go into a place like the Northshire and just be surrounded by books. There is nothing like scanning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anytime I visit the Manchester Vt area, it is not a trip unless I stop in this store. In fact, Going to the Northshire has been a trip in itself. Beyond charming set up with nooks all over the place. More variety than you might...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Manchester, we stop in Northshire Bookstore. It has an extensive collection of materials and is the unique in that it is not a chainstore. The staff is great and it is fun to browse.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Our extended family who lives in Hoosick Falls NY said there was a quaint shop in Bennington Vermont, where you could have soup and a sandwich, and the kids could shop for books. We absolutely loved this place. Very easy parking and the food was...More

Thank Kelly V
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We have traveled the countryside trying to find a bookstore that satisfies my teenage daughter's interest. We loved this place and spent over an hour of our day adventuring in Manchester in this lovely store. This was by far my daughter's favorite bookstore we have...More

Thank Jenn C
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We stopped by this unique bookstore while walking thru the village of Manchester. Loved the decor and the many rooms where you could sit and enjoy a book. The children's area was especially inviting and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Thank Katherine8183
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and big independent bookstore and internet cafe which we love to visit whenever we can. We always find something interesting there. Seasonal displays are always delightful and inspired. Children's section upstairs is worth seeing at any age. Really fun. The Spiral Press Cafe, which...More

Thank Brian and Maya D
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

There are just not that many around anymore. Northshire is a treasure. Not only is the inventory broad the staff is knowledgeable. Note in particular a nice selection of children's books including reprints of old favorites.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I look forward to visiting this bookstore every time I come to Manchester. I love perusing the books the staff have recommended, as well as tons of discounted hardcover and paperbacks. There are always lots of great gift items as well. You can't walk out...More

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