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Northshire Bookstore

Address: 4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-2200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore. We are one of the largest...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This bookstore became a bit of a second home. Went everyday on our holiday and had coffee and read books. Don't know if I will be back to Vermont now, but I will travel back in my dreams I am sure.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the type of bookstore that I love! Independently owned, large but felt small and cozy at the same time. Books everywhere as well as other miscellaneous things that you could buy, all of which seemed cool. Everything about this bookstore was awesome, I could spend hours in a place like this! If you love books, this is the... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The folks at Northshire Bookstore - Manchester, VT are so incredibly knowledgeable. We asked for a good book by a Vermont author to give as a Christmas present and the employee showed us a huge selection of books and had read or was familiar with most of them. Another great experience shopping there.

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Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Where I'm from, a bookstore is a cold 'internet like' buyingplace. This place is a experience! their inventory is awesome, never seen! Even found a travelbook on Holland, where it had tips how to pronounce Dutch words, was that fun. A funfilleds tore, wich I hope will win from the icecold internet shopping!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Northshire is a fabulous bookstore with every conceivable topic - ranging from Best Sellers to a very extensive Children's floor. The sales help is remarkable and helped us for over an hour to choose our holiday gift-giving. It is truly a 1-stop shopping experience, esp for the holidays. They also keep you up-to-date with emails and guest authors' scheduled appearances.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Independent bookstores are clearly an endangered species in the U.S. This is one that deserves to have a long and happy life! What makes it so fine, I believe, is that the staff stock it with books that often would be hard to find at chains like Barnes and Noble--not bland enough! However, they are not so esoteric that they... More 

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Cornwall, ON, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the best bookstores I have ever been into in my life--in fact it might even be the best ever. It is multiple rooms, nooks and crannies and several floors of new and used books, a great cafe as well as some lovely gift ideas all under one roof in the downtown core of Manchester, Vermont. Along... More 

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Proctor, VT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As we don't have a local book store we annually go to Northshire Bookstore. They have excellent selections of new and used books. The employees are very helpful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Large, amazing independent bookstore. Go to browse even if you don't need a book. Knowledgable staff. Full floor of children and teen books and well-selcted toys - great place to pick up a gift. Small cafe with great food.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

JUST to go to this bookstore. I love it. I'll do it again. As soon as possible. I absolutely LOVE that the store is full of recommendations from employees. I learn about so many new books that way! Great store, full of people who love books, you just can't beat it.

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