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“A Serious Place that Needs Our Support” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bear Pond Books

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Bear Pond Books
77 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
802 229 0774
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Ranked #2 of 8 Shopping in Montpelier
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Islesford, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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“A Serious Place that Needs Our Support”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

At a time that print books are losing fast to the virtual world, and that local bookstores are losing to the Malls, Bear Pond continues its long tradition of trying to serve its community. It presents a wide array of titles and tastes - another aspect of the business that the Walmart's of our lives often dictate. Bear Pond has a great series of author lectures as well, not just signings, but real discussions. On a telling, cautionary note: the small shelf of "Multi-Cultural" children's books was on sale for 40% off. Even in Vermont, we need to support our book stores.

Visited September 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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“Bear Ponds Books-cosy bookstore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the many things I love about Montpelier is all the cute books store they have.Very cosy,place to go and wander off.They do have a nice selection of books.
Even if you dont read,its nice to visit

Visited September 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Nice Local Bookstore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Bear Bond is a nice, local bookstore. They have a wide selection of titles and can order anything they don't have. They also have online ordering which is a great feature. You can still get books shipped directly to you and support a local establishment. The store is two levels. Adult books on the bottom and kids upstairs. I often work in Montpelier and love to drop in here on my lunch break. Worth a stop if you are in Montpelier.

Visited September 2012
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Lake Elmore, Vermont
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“A Wonderful Bookstore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Bear Pond Books is one of Montpelier's treasures. They have a wide selection of books, a great children's reading space and friendly helpful staff. It's easy to spend an hour getting lost in the books selections inside Bear Pond. When shopping here you can be proud that you are supporting a small, local, independent business that provides a great service to the community.

Visited February 2012
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Bethel, ME
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“Another great independent bookstore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Excellent selection of books. You can order anything they don't have in stock. Great children's area. Nice tee-shirts for readers!

Visited December 2011
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