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Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2200
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Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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
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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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 NEW 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A really fine independent book store. Excellent selection and a nicely laid out store. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Bronxville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing book shop with super helpful staff. Great stuff for the home as well. Large children's section and there's a book for everyone!

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Putnam Valley, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are a bookstore lover, this is for you. It's Big with plenty of variety for all tastes. They have a food area and seating if you look for it. They also have plenty of visiting authors. Most important, the store has the feel of an old time bookstore...not a B. Dalton or a Barnes and Noble but just... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I never get tired of being in Northshire. We found this amazing place in the midst of all the high-end Outlet Shops in Manchester, VT. It is the perfect place for a bite to eat and relax to prepare you for the hour(s)! of wandering through all the floors, and inviting reads, and written reviews by the staff. A true... More 

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