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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Vermont

The best list of independent Vermont bookstores


  • City Title Barre
  • Address 1 248 N. Main St. Ste. 2
  • Phone (802) 476-3114
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Next Chapter Bookstore is a general bookstore with a little of everything. We can order titles that aren't on our shelves, available in two to three business days. We have an expanded children's section, including some games, toys, art supplies, puppets, and stuffed animals. Come by to visit and see our treehouse/reading loft! Sit down in our chairs and enjoy our free wifi!

  • City Title Bellows Falls
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  • Address 1 32 The Square
  • Phone (802) 463-9404
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Full service independent bookstore with extensive children's section. Free WIFI, cafe serving Green Mountain coffee, Republic of Tea & Bellows House cookies. Open Mic Poetry, Strategy Games, 3rd Friday Art Walk. Open Daily:M-Th 9-5,F 9-6,Sat 9-4,Sun 10-3.

  • City Title Bennington
  • Address 1 467 Main St.
  • Phone (802) 442-5059
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Bennington Bookshop is a local, independent bookshop in Bennington, Vermont. We carry a wide range of new books, including those featured on the New England Independent Booksellers Association best sellers list. We have an extensive children's section and hope to offer weekly readings for our younger customers soon. We host events, and stock a selection of quality cards for all occasions.

  • City Title Bradford
  • Address 1 157 Main St.
  • Phone (802) 222-5826
  • Specialty Children's, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Gently used and new books in a small VT town in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, specializing in science fiction and children's books.

  • City Title Brandon
  • Address 1 8 Conant Square
  • Phone (802) 465-8009
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

A community-supported independent bookstore in the historic Briggs Carriage building in downtown Brandon, Vermont.

We’re a family owned independent bookstore specializing in books about social change, the environment, and multicultural children’s books. Many of our books are by original, creative, and progressive authors.

Phoenix Books was established in 2007 on the principles of social responsibility, community, and sustainability. A locally-owned, independent bookstore, and a proud member of Local First Vermont and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Phoenix Books sources eco-friendly products from Fair Trade/Green Certified companies whenever possible.

  • City Title Chester
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  • Address 1 58 Common St.
  • Phone (802) 875-3400
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Serving Chester, Vermont and the surrounding towns of Andover, Springfield, Grafton, Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Plymouth,Cavendish,Weston, and Londonderry, Blair Books & More occupies a beautiful historic building in a storefront adjacent to the Fullerton Inn and across from the handsome Chester Green. Approximately 6,000 books are stocked, including current fiction and nonfiction in hardcover and paperback, art, poetry, spirituality, history, biography and Vermontiana, a young reader section and a children's room, plus greeting cards, magazines, calendars and toys. We also host numerous author events throughout the year.

Phoenix Books was established in 2007 on the principles of social responsibility, community, and sustainability. Phoenix is a locally-owned, independent bookstore, and a proud member of Local First Vermont and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Whenever possible, Phoenix Books sources eco-friendly products from Fair Trade/Green Certified companies. Enjoy weekly events with us!

  • City Title Hardwick
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  • Address 1 41 S. Main St.
  • Phone (802) 472-5533
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Maintaining a thoughtfully chosen selection of books, stationery, and gifts for all ages as well as an ongoing schedule of events, The Galaxy Bookshop has been operating as a proudly independent bookstore in Hardwick since 1988.

  • City Title Johnson
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  • Address 1 2 Lower Main St. W.
  • Phone (802) 635-7472
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Toys/Games

Ebenezer Books is a small but welcoming bookstore with a passionately curated selection of new and used books. We serve our local communities and the revolving national/international community of the Vermont Studio Center, the largest residency program for writers and artists in the United States. We also sell music, toys and games, mostly local greeting cards, and chocolate. We hope you'll find us in person!

The Book Nook - An Independent Bookstore with Vermontitude

Green Mountain Books and Prints has served Lyndonville and the outlying communities for over 35 years. Join us for regularly scheduled author events. Support your local businesses!

  • City Title Manchester Center
  • Address 1 4869 Main St.
  • Phone (802) 362-2200 or (800) 437-3700
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Excellence in independent bookselling since 1976. We are a family-owned, independent, general interest bookstore. We have expert booksellers to help you find just the right book.

An independent book store for independent minds. Located in downtown Montpelier, Vermont since 1973.

  • City Title Norwich
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  • Address 1 291 Main St., Norwich Square
  • Phone (802) 649-1114
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

The Norwich Bookstore has been a vibrant member of the Upper Valley community since 1994, offering a thoughtful selection of books, toys, games, cards, gift-wrap, and other treasures for curious minds. The Norwich Bookstore continually works with many local schools and supports numerous not-for-profit arts and service organizations through discounts, fund-raising, and donations. Hosting author events is one of the most exciting parts of the Norwich Bookstore's mission to provide a place for writers and readers to gather. We enjoy partnering with others such as the Canaan Meetinghouse Series, the Strafford Reading Series, Dartmouth College and the Center for Cartoon Studies to bring authors to the area.

New and used books in all categories with a specialty in sustainable LivingLuscious Food made from scratch using organic and local ingredients when possible.
  • City Title Rutland
  • Address 1 17 Center St.
  • Phone (802) 342-1477
  • Specialty General Interest

We sell books, cards, and gifts. Our books are mostly used with a sprinkling of new titles.

We are a bookstore with over 35,000 used & collectible books. We carry book in all subjects and for all ages. We have a small selection of audiobooks, vintage postcards, and ephemera.

Opened by Scott & Joelle Beck in 2005, this locally owned, award winning bookshop for all ages is open seven days a week. Browse our extensive collection of all subjects and enjoy a first-class espresso and coffee bar while using our wi-fi.

We're an award-winning independent book store in Shelburne, Vermont, with 35,000 books for all ages.

  • City Title Stowe
  • Address 1 38 Main St / The Depot Building
  • Phone (802) 253-8236
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Bear Pond Books has been a fixture of Stowe's Main Street since the 1970s. Located in the historic Depot Building, our store has a wide selection of popular subjects, children's books, and regional favorites. Stop by to discover our favorite recommendations, attend our events, or explore the greeting cards and puzzles sections.

  • City Title Waitsfield
  • Address 1 5031 Main St.
  • Phone (802) 496-2022
  • Specialty General Interest

We have been a family-owned new book shop since 1977, but carry a selection of used books that benefit the local food shelf. Our web site lists over 5000 DVDs in our rental library. We change watch batteries, run our Lionel trains, and sell cards and puzzles. Fresh wild yeast sesame bread on Saturdays. Above all we are Piled-Higher-and-Deeper book-lovers.

  • City Title Waterbury
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  • Address 1 29 Stowe St.
  • Phone (802) 244-1441
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Waterbury, Vermont's favorite independent bookstore! We have a wide selection of books in all genres as well as gifts, stationery, games, puzzles, tea, tea accessories, and more! There's lots to discover and love.

  • City Title Wilmington
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  • Address 1 17 W. Main St.
  • Phone (802) 464-5425
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Bartleby's Books is located in the picturesque village of Wilmington, VT and has served the Mount Snow Valley area since 1989. We are open seven days a week with extended hours during the summer months. Bartleby's is YOUR Vermont bookstore! When you shop with us online Bartleby's is your independent bookstore even when you can't make it in. Free shipping with purchases over $25.

One of New England's Finest Old Bookshops with over 10,000 antiquarian books in all fields. First editions, rare books, and good used books in two floors of browsing.
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  • Address 1 12 Central St.
  • Phone (802) 457-2411
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Vermont’s oldest continuously-operated independent bookshop first opened in November 1935 and has been serving Woodstock and the surrounding towns for more than 80 years. It is our hope that visitors to the shop will be pleasantly surprised by our lovingly curated collection of books & vinyl and our variety of author events, as well as our unique assortment of greeting cards, stationery, bookish gifts, and more.


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