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Northshire Bookstore

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Address: 4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
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+1 802-362-2200
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore. We are one...

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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Constitutional

Great big book store. Huge variety of all different kinds of books and magazines. The impulse items and gifts are phenomenal. I picked up a pocket sized U.S. Constitution. Can't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve T
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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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Holland, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled into this oasis after a day of walking the town. Enjoyed a terrific dark roast and browsed the nooks and crannies of this delightful book lovers' refuge. Wandered back in the evening to hear a renowned Boston sports writer speak and sign his latest book.

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Thank David B
Rutland, Vermont, United States
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229 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great big book store. Huge variety of all different kinds of books and magazines. The impulse items and gifts are phenomenal. I picked up a pocket sized U.S. Constitution. Can't go wrong with great material !

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Thank Steve T
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great independent bookshop.The stock is comprehensive and well displayed.Staff are knowledgeable and friendl y.Well worth a visit manchester is lucky to have such a fine bookshop with such a wide selection of titles

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Thank Peter and Linda H
Bristol, Vermont
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is THE bookstore. I have been waiting to revisit this bookstore for a few years. Now I think it will be a yearly visit. It is fabulous. We literally spent the day here. We went in and browsed for awhile, checking out all the sections. Then we had a lunch from their Cafe, after lunch we got serious about... More 

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Thank Jonem93
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting friends in VT, and we went to this bookstore as my friend had been there before and wanted to show it to me! What a treasure, and very large! Could've spent hours here! Very fun place, lots of neat stuff and books! Highly recommend!

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Thank barbara2020
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place is huge. It was so nice to walk around all the different sections. It was quaint and had different souvenirs to big as well. There is a large children's section on the top floor of the bookstore. My boyfriend is not a reader and enjoyed walking around and browsing. The cafe attached has great sandwiches/wraps and there is... More 

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Thank Chris L
Calverton, New York
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great, full service bookstore, in a huge expanded old house. A book lovers bookstore. Easy to spend hours here.

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Thank Dltreks
Wilton, Connecticut
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is where my parents used to bring me when we were visiting my grandparents. The store is just as magical, with a knowledgable staff and the creaky woods floors I always loved. My kids holed up in the children's section for a good hour, reading away. I hope this place stays around for another 30 years!

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Thank dbott42
Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been coming to this bookstore ever since I moved up to Vermont in 2010. This bookstore has a great atmosphere, friendly help and of course books as far as the eye can see. There is even some nice homemade beauty products as you walk in. Make sure you make a stop at their adorable cafe on your way... More 

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Thank baileyodonnell
Manchester, Vermont
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to understand why this is one of the US' best bookstores. Friends are amazed at what they fund. Used books reveal treasures, super specials near door are also. Staff is so knowledgeable. Great cafe food.

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