Northshire Bookstore

Explore Vermont's Northshire Bookstore, a nationally renown, independent bookstore that is one right out of the storybooks, with floors full of pages waiting to be read and memories to be made.  

Northshire Bookstore, located in Manchester, Vermont is only 1.3 miles away from the nearest Amtrak Station, making it a must-see destination that is nothing short of magical. 

If you are looking for a quaint, family-owned bookstore, that has walls and walls lined with shelves full of highly recommended best-sellers and old favorites, then Northshire Bookstore is the place for you!

After several renovations and relocations, with a new store opening in Saratoga Springs, NY, the newly expanded 10,000-square-foot Northshire has found its home on Main Street. It even has its own café, Bonnet & Main Cafe, where you can stop in for a quick bite to eat or enjoy a warm cup of home-brewed coffee while browsing through your favorite collections and finding new must-haves, too.   

This local-approved bookstore is fun for people of all ages, with the entire second floor dedicated to just children’s literature, games, clothing and toys! Readers, both young and old, enter the magical 3000-square-foot children’s level by climbing a wrought-iron staircase that leads to a Hogwarts-carved faux stone arch, lined with Harry Potter House banners. Northshire guarantees a truly spellbinding experience for anyone who sets foot in their literary oasis. 

That’s not all. Northshire Bookstore clearly has the books and the coffee, but most importantly – it has the atmosphere. With cozy little reading nooks and comfy couches throughout the store to sit, read and relax at, this store can be any readers’ dream!  

Northshire Bookstore is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

“Fantastic old school bookstore. They don’t make them like this anymore.”

—Herb D., Yelp

Take Amtrak to Northshire Bookstore

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Manchester Equinox Resort (MCQ) Thruway Bus Connection. The bus will be waiting for you at the Albany-Renselaer Station. You can purchase a single ticket for the Amtrak and connecting bus service. Don’t forget to use the Visit Vermont & Save 20% Discount!