Your Vermont Bookstores


(Photo by Horatio Baltz)

With Borders slowly going under and its future in question, there’ll no doubt be a number of obituaries written for the regular bookshop around the world. We don’t like that, and we don’t think that the traditional bookstore is going anywhere – this is a challenge that will be met, and while some stores might vanish, others will succeed.

With that in mind, we were wondering something: how many bookstores are actually in Vermont? We counted just under a hundred (that we could find), ranging from rare book dealers to the smaller local bookstore to the larger chain stores. There’s a lot of options when it comes to buying books in the state: here’s who we found:

About the Book, Burlington
Abraham’s Books, Windsor
Aislinn Books & Research, Bennington (Mail Order Only)
Alexander Rare Books, Barre. (Open daily by appointment)
Annie’s Book Stop, Rutland
Antiquarian Muse Books, Hardwick
Arch Bridge Bookshop, Bellows Falls
Ashley Book Company, Burlington (Open all year, by appointment or mail order only)
Asian Steppes, Pittsford (Open all year by appointment or chance)
Asset Professor LLC, Enosburg Falls
Austin’s Antiquarian Books, Wilmington (By chance or appointment)
Barnes & Noble, South Burlington
Barre Books, Barre
Barristers Book Shop Inc, South Royalton
Bartleby’s Books & Music, Wilmington
Baskets Paperback Palace, Brattleboro
Bear Pond Books, Montpelier
Bear Pond Books, Stowe
Bennington Bookshop, Bennington.
Black River Used Books, Springfield
Black Sheep Books, Montpelier
Boas Ray Bookseller, Bellows Falls
Bokklubben, LLC, Newport
Book Garden, Montpelier
Book King Book Store, Rutland
Book Nook, Ludlow
Book Rack & Children’s Pages, Essex Junction
Book Worms Exchange, South Burlington
Booked Solid, Bradford.
Books Are Fun, Plainfield
Boxcar & Caboose, Saint Johnsbury
Brattleboro Books, Brattleboro
Brick House Book Shop, Morrisville
Bridgeside Bookstore, Waterbury
Briggs Carriage Bookstore Inc, Brandon
Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg
Bulwagga Books & Gallery, Whiting
Bygone Books, Shelburne (Open all year by appointment, on-line, or telephone.)
Cartographics of Vermont, East Middlebury.
Catamount Books, East Arlington
Christian Book Store, Bennington VT
Christian Discovery Books, West Rutland VT
Codex Book Co, Essex Junction VT
Collected Works Books & Cafe, Brattleboro
Country Bookshop, Plainfield VT
Cover to Cover Booksellers, Randolph
Craftsbury Antiquarian Books, Craftsbury (Open all year, by appointment or mail order only)
Crow Bookshop, Burlington
David’s Elderly Books, St Albans
Destiny Books, Rochester
Earth Prime Comics, Burlington
Ebenezer Books, Johnson
Everyday Bookshop, Burlington
Everyone’s Books, Brattleboro
Faith Bible Book Store, Hartford
Foundation Antiques, Fair Haven
Frances L. Robinson – Books, South Hero
Green Mountain Books and Prints, Lyndonville
Green Mountain Motorbooks, West Rupert (Open for browsing by appointment)
Hermit Hill Books, Poultney
Jane & Richard Adelson, Antiquarian Booksellers, North Pomfret (By appointment only)
John Waite Rare Books, Ascutney (Open all year by appointment only)
K. Roberts Fine Books, Burlington (Open year-round by appointment.)
Kingdom Books, Waterford (Open all year by appointment)
Lee Madden, Book Dealer, Brattleboro (Internet sales, mail order and by appointment)
Lyders Fine Books, Peacham (Open all year for orders by mail, phone, and e-mail)
Magdelena Konet, Quechee
Monroe Street Books, Middlebury
Mountain and Meadow Books, Chester (Open all year by chance or appointment. Random stops may be accommodated)
Mountain Reverie, Underhill (Mail order all year. By appointment only during May-November)
My Croft Books, Montgomery
Neil Landres, Bookseller, Dorset (Open all year by appointment only)
New Englandiana, Bennington (Open Mondays 8-4:30 except major holidays. Other weekdays by chance)
North Country Books, Winooski (Internet only)
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester.
Now and Then Books, Bennington
Old Bennington Books, Bennington
Old Book Store, Fairlee
Old Schoolhouse Books, Tunbridge (Open by appointment only, June through October.)
Olde & New England Books, Newfane
Otter Creek Used Books, Middlebury
Oxbow Books, Newbury (open all year, with significant gaps, by appointment or chance. Call essential.)
Pleasant Street Bookstore, Woodstock
R. & S. Kurland, Wilmington (Mid-May-mid-October usually 12-7. Please call ahead.)
Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB, Brattleboro (Open by appointment)
Rivendell Books, Montpelier / Berlin
Sapsucker Books, Grafton (Open all year by appointment or mail order only)
Seasoned Booksellers, Rochester
Stanley Books, Wilder (Open by appointment during warm months)
The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, (Sales primarily on biblio.com, abebooks.com, and amazon.com)
The Book Shed, Benson
The Chester Bookworm & Bindery, Chester
The Eloquent Page, St. Albans
The Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne
The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick
The Hundredth Monkey, East Middlebury
The Tempest Bookshop, Waitsfield
The Unique Antique, Putney
Village Booksellers LLC, Randolph (By appointment. Please call.)
Village Square Books, Bellows Falls
White Fox Rare Books and Antiques, West Windsor (Open all year by appointment only)
William L. Parkinson Books, Hinesburg (Open all year, mail order only. Occasional auctions)

Who did we miss? Where do you like going?

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4 thoughts on “Your Vermont Bookstores

  1. As a friend pointed out, book stores aren’t going away any time soon simply because there are so many damn books in the world.

    The chains may collapse and the market shrink to second hand and small print runs, but it’ll be there for a long time to come for small scale dealers.

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