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Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
+1 802-362-2200
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A MUST visit!One of the best local owned bookstores in the country!!

One of the best local owned bookstores in the country!! An extremely knowledgeable, helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paula M
When a bookstore becomes a day trip....

Quite a remarkable bookstore/fairyland filled with books for absolutely everyone! Gifts. Toys... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sjm4oh1
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4869 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8918
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+1 802-362-2200
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"book store"
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"children's section"
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"nooks and crannies"
in 14 reviews
"book lovers"
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"gift items"
in 11 reviews
"staff recommendations"
in 8 reviews
"love books"
in 8 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 8 reviews
"children's books"
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"hand written"
in 6 reviews
"book selection"
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"could spend hours"
in 6 reviews
"independent book"
in 4 reviews
"spiral press cafe"
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"great coffee"
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"lover's dream"
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"attached coffee shop"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best local owned bookstores in the country!! An extremely knowledgeable, helpful staff. Filled with wonderful items in addition to books. Cafe and good used book dept as well. A great place to hang out with the whole family.

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite a remarkable bookstore/fairyland filled with books for absolutely everyone! Gifts. Toys. And the friendliest, most welcoming staff. Treat yourself to a stop.

Thank sjm4oh1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge and inside it twists and turns until you get lost. Finding your genre preference will take some time. Great for just browsing.

Thank rockcole
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We love strolling through to find gifts, books, and quiet nooks to browse. I love this bookstore and have enjoyed it since childhood. I wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Independent bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. In fact all bookstores are disappearing as people buy online, but I can't image not being able to go into a place like the Northshire and just be surrounded by books. There is nothing like scanning...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Anytime I visit the Manchester Vt area, it is not a trip unless I stop in this store. In fact, Going to the Northshire has been a trip in itself. Beyond charming set up with nooks all over the place. More variety than you might...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Whenever we are in Manchester, we stop in Northshire Bookstore. It has an extensive collection of materials and is the unique in that it is not a chainstore. The staff is great and it is fun to browse.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Our extended family who lives in Hoosick Falls NY said there was a quaint shop in Bennington Vermont, where you could have soup and a sandwich, and the kids could shop for books. We absolutely loved this place. Very easy parking and the food was...More

Thank Kelly V
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We have traveled the countryside trying to find a bookstore that satisfies my teenage daughter's interest. We loved this place and spent over an hour of our day adventuring in Manchester in this lovely store. This was by far my daughter's favorite bookstore we have...More

Thank Jenn C
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

We stopped by this unique bookstore while walking thru the village of Manchester. Loved the decor and the many rooms where you could sit and enjoy a book. The children's area was especially inviting and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Thank Katherine8183
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