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Northshire Bookstore

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.



Fridays: Join us for our new Friday morning Story Time with our children’s bookseller Necole Zemp as she reads picture books every Friday at 10:30am!


"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!

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