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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
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00

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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The Northshire Bookstore is a must-see for any booklover. The selection is vast and accompanied by numerous lovely gift items and food selections. There is also an entire 3rd... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Northshire Bookstore is a must-see for any booklover. The selection is vast and accompanied by numerous lovely gift items and food selections. There is also an entire 3rd floor for children with games and books. The Cafe off the back of the store had both homemade ice tea and wonderful treats. We went back again!

Thank Theresa072014
Hanover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This, by far, is the best bookstore anywhere! My family and I have been coming to the Northshire Bookstore for many, many years whenever we are in the Manchester, VT area. You can stay for hours. There are so many rooms with not only books but other interesting things that relate to the category in that section. One entire floor... More 

Thank ALB63
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

If I could get lost in this book store and stay there forever I'd be happy. It has so many rooms filled with interesting books and items for sale. It feels like a place you want to visit. It has an amazing café and eatery. Private book stores are making a comeback, but The Northshire never needed to. It's amazing,... More 

Thank Steambush
Sarasota, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This store has been in Manchester as long as I can remember. It is large but feels small when shopping. They sponsor lectures and still have book signings. It is what a book store should be, informative, fun and part of the community. Also, it even has an attached snack/lunch area where you can sit and have a quick fresh,... More 

Thank retirededward
Foster, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you have a love of books you must visit this shop. I could have spent hours here. Fabulous greeting card section too and beautiful stationary.

Thank mumbles999
Westchester County, New York
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you are near Manchester, VT, do not miss this bookstore. Our hotel suggested that we visit the Northshire Bookstore and I'm glad we did. As privately owned bookstores are shutting down, it is a treat to find such a large, well-stocked bookstore with knowledgeable staff and a nice cafe. The children's floor is pretty amazing. There's plenty of parking,... More 

Thank WestchesterP2
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

At least once in your life you must visit the Northshire Bookstore, it is truly an experience. The staff is in a class by themselves, the inventory is unparalleled...it is truly a slice of heaven.

Thank Maura T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This book store is exceptionally unique and they offer thousands of books and gifts. The staff is very willing to help and the store even orders books you may be searching for. They have books from almost every author readily available , they even have a self publishing book printer on site. They offer books, CDs, movies, clothing, posters, journals.... More 

Thank Talla C
Lake George, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I just love privately owned bookstores and this one didn't disappoint! Many cute cubby areas and great book choices. I particularly liked the children's section and was able to find signed copies.

Thank gormlk
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this bookstore. It was my first time visiting, and I LOVED it! I spent a solid two hours looking at all of the different books. If you are a book lover, you will fall in love with Northshire Bookstore.

Thank Anna A

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