Vermont’s Yankee Bookshop: An Oldie Keeps Going Strong

A gold striped awning and windows filled with books beckon visitors through the doors of the Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, Vermont. Once inside, it’s hard to leave without a book in hand!

The outside of Yankee Bookshop at holiday time, with wreaths on the windows and twinkling lights.Opened in 1935, Yankee Bookshop is the oldest, continuously operated independent bookshop in Vermont. Despite big box retailers and online megastores, this quaint shop keeps chugging along, thanks to dedicated customers who love nothing more than perusing aisles of carefully curated books. The diversity of titles is impressive for a small shop, and visitors will be delighted with a selection that includes local to world history, fiction, biography, cooking, and so much more.Yankee Bookshop has a particularly engaging children’s section that includes puzzles and board books. Don’t see what you’re looking for? The staff will be happy to take your request and go searching. The shop also carries greeting cards, stationery, and gift books.

In addition to a great inventory, the store draws visitors with an interesting lineup of literary tevents throughout the year. Next up on November 13: Peter Stark, author of Young Washington, a new book on the early life of our first President. This event will be held at the Norman Williams Public Library. Be sure to check the Yankee Bookshop website and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on more future events.

Yankee Bookshop
12 Central Street, Woodstock, Vermont
802-457-2411
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who leave Yankee Bookshop with a new book to read, come curl up in a chair by the fire here at Maple Leaf Inn. Sip a little tea, enjoy a homemade cookie, and delight in another great day in Vermont!

Call today or book your next stay online!

Photo courtesy of Yankee Bookshop.

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