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Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05255
802-362-2200
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Ranked #1 of 11 shopping in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Northshire Bookstore lives in an old Victorian building that was originally a farmhouse and then an Inn for over 100 years. Northshire Bookstore... more » Owner description: Northshire Bookstore lives in an old Victorian building that was originally a farmhouse and then an Inn for over 100 years. 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 family-owned, independent bookstore. « less
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Asheville, NC
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198 reviews 198 reviews
23 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Northshire Bookstore sells books the way bookstores use to sell books before Amazon.com and the internet. I'm glad it's holding on. It wisely markets itself as one of Vermont's tourist attractions on the Vermont map, as otherwise we would have missed it. Even Stephen King gives it a big up. May it continue to thrive and prosper. Despite the... More

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Boston, MA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is one of the best book stores in New England! The variety of books was incredible. The people working there knew their books and made great recommendations for me. I especially liked how the store was set up. It was easy for me to browse in the sections I was interested in. There is a cafe to eat in... More

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Killington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wonderful old building, creaky wooden floors, lots of reviews and staff recommendations. If you love browsing through books, you will love this place.

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Portland, Maine
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155 reviews 155 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I visited here recently while vacationing in the area..... I'd been several times before. I love this place because of all the nooks and crannies in this building. The staff are friendly and helpful and they have clean public rest rooms. I bought greeting cards, per usual, but it was fun to peruse the book titles as well, especially in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Lovely, well organised and classical music in the background is a paradise on earth. There's toys, gifts, bargains books, used children books and a coffee shop.

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Bayside, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you are someone who loves bookstores, and could spend hours browsing the stacks, this store is for you. On a cold winter night, my wife and I stopped in just to check it out and spent almost 3 hours here! The selection is vast, but my favorite part is that the store has staff recommendations and reviews spread around... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Love the local bookstore - found cute crafts for my kids - great books - fair prices. Bookstore is large, well spaced/laid out, staff helpful. Love this gem!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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159 reviews 159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

While yes, this is just a bookstore, it is a very good one. You could spend a lot of time here and come out with a lot of books. The layout of the store is great, where each section has it's own division, almost split into rooms, if you will, with some comfortable seating, if you need to do some... More

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New Canaan, CT
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

One can only imagine how tall the stack of books on my bedside table would be if I lived here. Best bookstore!!! An indie legend for a reason. Love the handwritten reviews, selections well beyond the best seller list. A kids section that rocks. And a cafe and gift shop. Staff is so helpful. Definite must stop destination for anyone... More

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Northshire Bookstore has been a fixture in Manchester, VT for years and now has added a sister store in Saratoga Springs, NY. Both provide customers with a superb collection of titles. Both offer great staff recommendations. Both have awesome children's sections. The Manchester store has a great cafe attached. The Saratoga store is surrounded by great eateries. Hoping that a... More

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