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Always have to visit this bookstore when visiting Manchester. It is right in town and looks bigger... read more

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Barcelona, Spain
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The Northshire Bookstore is more than just books. It is a great community gathering place with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally D
Manchester, Vermont, United States
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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...more
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4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have to visit this bookstore when visiting Manchester. It is right in town and looks bigger inside than it does on the outside. Numerous floors to wander around and thousands and thousands of books of all kinds. A real treasure. When so many bookstores...More

Thank 298Kevin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit to support old brick and mortar bookstores. Book selection was decent though for the small size of the store. Staff was hit and miss. Helpful or dismissive depended on who you got.

Thank Igmont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Northshire Bookstore is more than just books. It is a great community gathering place with fabulous things to read, look at, listen to, taste. The HUB of Manchester, and a gem of a place to visit.

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this bookstore weekly and our town would truly be incomplete without it. Truth be told, when we started coming to Manchester Northshire was a highlight. We had many a date meandering through, enjoying the cafe and finding a good book to plop down...More

Thank Kaitlyn Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Northshire is a destination bookstore. It's reason enough to go to Manchester VT. The selection is large and diverse. I bought Noel Perrin's classic First Person Rural used for $3.50. I took pictures of design details and drank juice in the adjoining Spiral Bound Cafe....More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful store. In addition to lots (and lots!) of wonderful books in every genre imaginable, there are plenty of accessories (bookmarks, calendar, day planners, kids' craft kits, etc., etc.) to browse through, an entire floor dedicated to kids, and a wonderfully friendly staff....More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Lots of books for every taste. Bargain prices are great. Staff is helpful. They have rare books and signed books from celebrities.

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This excellent bookstore is a must-visit destination in the Manchester area. Not only is its selection of books of all genres and for all ages and interests extensive, it also offers second-hand paperbacks, a nice selection of toys for children, stationery and other decorative home...More

Thank chromaticist B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of the best local owned bookstores in the country!! An extremely knowledgeable, helpful staff. Filled with wonderful items in addition to books. Cafe and good used book dept as well. A great place to hang out with the whole family.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a remarkable bookstore/fairyland filled with books for absolutely everyone! Gifts. Toys. And the friendliest, most welcoming staff. Treat yourself to a stop.

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