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Booktopia 2024

April 26 @ 10:00am-April 28 @ 3:00pm


Northshire bookstore is thrilled to gather readers and writers together for an intimate weekend of talks, signings, celebration and more in beautiful Manchester Center, Vermont, featuring a wonderful array of guest authors.

Our featured authors for 2024 are Chris Bohjalian, Ryan Chapman, Caroline Leavitt, Karin Lin-Greenberg, Mary Beth Keane, Amitava Kumar, GennaRose Nethercott, Shannon Reed and Simon Van Booy.

On Friday, April 26th, Booktopians will gather for a customized book recommendation event hosted by Northshire’s expert booksellers, enjoy author presentations and then gather for a lovely celebration dinner (including literary trivia) at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel.

Saturday, April 27th will feature a full day of author presentations and the Saturday night “big event” – short readings and a group signing by seven remarkable authors. Please note that Simon Van Booy will present sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, but will not be in attendance at the Saturday night reading.

This year’s festival will conclude on Sunday, April 28th at Southern Vermont Arts Center with Chris Bohjalian in conversation with Joe Donahue of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio on his book The Princess of Las Vegas.

It is possible to purchase tickets for all three days, Saturday and Sunday only, or just Sunday’s event with Chris Bohjalian. All two- or three-day tickets include a $50 Northshire Bookstore gift card. All tickets come with a discount code good for $10 off The Princess of Las Vegas if ordered at northshire.com by April 21.

Venue Information: Booktopia check-in for two- and three-day ticket holders will take place at Northshire Bookstore’s main entrance on April 26 and 27. All Booktopia presentations on April 26 and 27 will take place either at Northshire Bookstore’s Manchester store or at the First Baptist Church, across the street from the store. Dinner on Friday, April 26th will be at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel at 3835 Main Street. The event with Chris Bohjalian on Sunday, April 28th will take place in the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center.

Lodging Information: We hope you will stay at one of our partner hotels during your Booktopia visit!

Barnstead Inn: Rates starting at $168 / night. Mention Booktopia when reserving by phone at 802-362-1619.
Kimpton Taconic Hotel: Special Booktopia rates start at $139.00/night. Book directly here or call the Central Reservations Office at 877.699.3331 and ask to stay for the Northshire Booktopia Dinner or give the code: PIA.
Reluctant Panther Inn: Booktopia attendees get a 20% discount, with rates starting at $239.20/night for guests who mention BOOKTOPIA while booking.
Toll Road Inn: Booktopia attendees will pay $115/night for a room with 2 double beds and $135/night for a room with a king bed. Book online at tollroadinn.com and use the code BOOKTOPIA.
If you have questions about this or any other Northshire event, please reach out to us at events@northshire.com


April 26 @ 10:00am
April 28 @ 3:00pm
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4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255 United States
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