Inspiration for Every Age
Arguably one of the best independent bookstores out there, Northshire Bookstore boasts a friendly and knowledgeable staff, 10,000 square feet of display space, and a large children’s floor that could keep kids of all ages occupied for hours.
The building has a long history as a staple of Manchester; for more than a century it was home to the Colburn House, one of the area’s longest continuously operating inns. In 1976, the Northshire Bookstore was born, and it continues to run as our favorite family-owned bookshop to date!
Every nook is filled with special collections; books by subject, music and media, unique and memorable gift items, and cozy corners to get comfortable and enjoy. Visitors wander through shelves of poetry, paperbacks, cookbooks, best-sellers, local gifts, food, and more.
Just next door with open access on the Main Level is the super popular Spiral Press Cafe, so you don’t even need to leave the building for coffee, pastries, or lunch!
"A warm and inviting store with an amazing selection of books, records and gifts for every age group and every interest. There is also an attached cafe and an attached children's play area. A truly unique experience."Howard O, Manchester VT (source)
The Northshire Bookstore is dedicated to bringing a wide range of amazing authors – both local and nationally renowned - to the community and host several of these events every month!
Through their imprint ShiresPress, the bookstore offers a complete printing package, with an extensive menu of optional quality upgrades and à la carte services, such as expanded paper and cover choices; professional editing, cover and/or text design, and technical support. Serving authors of fiction, poetry, cookbooks, family genealogies, local histories, corporate reports, custom course textbooks — and more!