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Northshire Bookstore

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Address: 4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
Phone Number: +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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I have been coming to southern VT for years. Every time I stop into Northshire Bookstore. It is a wonderful independently owned shop that is truly dedicated to the experience of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming to southern VT for years. Every time I stop into Northshire Bookstore. It is a wonderful independently owned shop that is truly dedicated to the experience of reading. The children's section is beautiful and a great escape!

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Shelburne, Vermont
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful rambling classic old fashioned book store is almost more of an event then just a store. There are shelves and shelves of books, so fun to wander in, everyone will find some interests of theirs entertained-whether it's camping, history, cooking, football, politics, travel, anything and everything. There is also a whole floor of kids toys, books, and projects... More 

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Thank Mollypw
Vermont
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bookstore in the heart of Manchester, Vermont. This has something for everyone even beyond their fantastic book selection for all tastes and all ages. They have an extensive gift shop, cards, toys, and Vermont gifts. The Spiral Press is their coffee shoppe that has all kinds of tasty treats, sandwiches, soups, and fancy coffees. They also have authors pop... More 

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Thank Gunde-Oskar
Brunswick, Maine
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good book store is a great haven; NB rocks it. A plentiful selection of books and accouterments, enough to keep a professional browser occupied for a fortnight. The staff eagerly awaits serving the bibliophile. This exceeds any online shopping by a vast margin. We shall be back.

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Thank Keydet72
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could have spent all day in here exploring the books and enjoying attached coffee shop. Calm and well kept. Knowledgeable staff. Delicious baked goods.

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Thank stacey c
Hartford, Connecticut
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The bookstore offers a nice selection altough it a bit crammed. The staff walks in front of customers browsing the shelves without really apologizing. I asked to a staff member if the bookstore has a geopolitic section and he made me repeat the question two or three times. He clearly had no clue what geopolitic even was. He looked at... More 

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Thank maplehuggers
Manchester, Vermont
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I love this place. There are three floors and a café attached with a large room with tables so you can sit and have a bite to eat. Lots of lovely books, gift items, and a children's section on the third floor with toys, stuffed animals, puzzles & free gift wrapping if you want it. Well worth... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Seattle, Washington
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I went in looking for a book on Vermont in general and Marble in particular and the wait staff could not have been more helpful. They not only gave me multiple titles to explore, but brought me to the section of the bookstore where they are housed. This is a great place to just wander and pick up whatever interests... More 

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Thank Terry H
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A very fine book store with a fabulous children's section. This place is a destination in itself, definitely worth a visit.

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Thank IamFredMertz
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Must visit this terrific bookstore-great selection, they also have used books section, not enough time to see everything-will return!

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