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Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
+1 802-362-2200
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Huge bookstore in Manchester Vt

Northshire bookstore was the main purpose of us coming to this town. Once we arrived we also had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Nice Little Bookstore

This is like a mini Barnes and Noble in an older setting. Many books have index cards give reviews... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Melbourne, Florida
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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
+1 802-362-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Northshire bookstore was the main purpose of us coming to this town. Once we arrived we also had. Lunch checked out the shops and outlets Several hundred dollars later we left

Thank phillyphotodave
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like a mini Barnes and Noble in an older setting. Many books have index cards give reviews by individuals that are very helpful. There is a used book section and a nice children's section. The store is well organized and a fun place...More

Thank 0709ty21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been my favorite bookstore for over 20 years. Laid out on several levels, the Northshire provides many unique nooks and crannies in which to lose yourself, without concern that you will be rushed to buy or leave. You are encouraged to enjoy the...More

Thank mangiabene48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered in here on a rainy day and after an hour of browsing and choosing we needed many more hours! This store has an incredible selection in every genre. Give yourself plenty of time here....it is one of the best bookstores we have ever...More

Thank melange1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don't have many bookstores like this any more. The selection is vast. The help is knowledgeable and the way the books are presented is interesting. Fun to browse even if you are not buying. They often have lectures with visiting authors. They also have...More

Thank retirededward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect spot for a cloudy or rainy day! I could spend hours browsing. Books, gifts, writers' implements...something for everyone.

Thank Merideth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great store where you can literally spend all day. There is a great cafe in the front and you can just lose yourself in the amount of books etc that they have here. The staff is great and this store should not...More

Thank bpask
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So rare these days to be able to spend hours exploring an exceptionally curated independent bookstore. We LOVED it and also loved the gifts elements because it felt organic to the store. We loved it! :)

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother who is 92 now and myself have loved this book store in Manchester for a long time. They have book signings and guest authors come quite alot. ALso have wonderful things for children and grandchildren. Books, toys, and even have cute items for...More

Thank Lucydog53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time spent browsing in bookstores like this one is not deducted from your allotted time on earth; maybe it even guarantees a little more time to enjoy the languid pleasure of leafing through books you might buy, buying one or two, eavesdropping on the other...More

Thank taem111
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