Upcoming Events


Independent Book Store Day 2018

Saturday, April 28th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join us in celebrating the 4th Annual Independent Book Store Day on Saturday, April 28th, 2018!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a Tea Party~Vermont Liberty Teas served in vintage tea cups, plus delicious treats~and several in-store activities and promotions.

We will also be offering an ONE DAY ONLY 20% on any children's books purchased for donation to the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF). Valid ONLY Saturday, April 28th.


Just what does Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.


Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, May 2nd

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our May book is The Magician's Assistant Ann Patchett.


Meet the Author: Hannah Howard

Thursday, May 3rd

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Join us in welcoming Hannah Howard, author of the soon-to-be-released memoir, FEAST: True Love in and out of the Kitchen. 

About the Book: The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war-with herself, with her body, and with food-while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.

Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because she hasn't eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.

Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.


Meet the Author: Kaela Coble

Thursday, May 10th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Join us in welcoming Kaela Coble, author of the recently released novel Friends and Other Liars.

Sometimes the secrets we keep are more dangerous than the ones we reveal... 

When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it's under the worst circumstances. Her old classmate Danny is dead, and at his funeral, she is confronted with the friends she left behind and the secret that tore them apart ten years ago. Now, Ruby isn't sure how to bridge the space her lies have created. And what's worse, she isn't the only one who's been lying. In a final act of revenge, Danny has left each of his friends an envelope containing their darkest secret, along with instructions to reveal them to one another or risk them coming out in a trap of Danny's own creation. Soon enough, past mistakes resurface and the lines of friendship are tested.

Fraught with emotion, suspense, and hope, Friends and Other Liars is the story of five friends coming to terms with what it means to betray the ones who love you best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaela Coble lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is a member of the League of Vermont Writers. This is her first novel.


Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, June 6th

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our June book is Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead.


Meet the Author: Eric Rickstad

Friday, September 21st

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Join us in welcoming Eric Rickstad, author of the recently released mystery/ thriller, What Remains of Her.


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance.

Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn't simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally's crude and chilling drawings, Jonah's little lies, and the sheriff’s nagging fears that nothing is what it seems.

For Sally's best friend, Lucinda, it's something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they’ve shared so many secrets—especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she’ll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.

As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what's seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark....

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and international bestselling author of the THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS, THE SILENT GIRLS, LIE IN WAIT, and REAP, novels heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. He lives in his home state of Vermont. 


Wicked Vermont Book Signing with Thea Lewis

Tuesday, October 2nd

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Please join us for a spooky night at Bridgeside Books as we welcome Vermont author Thea Lewis and her latest book, Wicked Vermont.

About the Book:

Vermont is a picturesque landscape, but the idyllic setting hides a sometimes dark and desperate past. H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, may have been the University of Vermont's deadliest student. A Burlington resident made an empire partly by carrying contraband goods to and from Canada. The first United States president subject to a birther movement wasn't 44, but a much lower number. A Burlington schoolboy ran away with the circus and became an international sensation under the big top. 

Author Thea Lewis takes a revealing ride through the unique and colorful history of the Green Mountain State.


extempo Story Telling

Thursday, October 25th

7:30pm - 10:00pm


extempo Story Telling is back at Bridgeside Books! Be sure to join us for this fantastic evening of LIVE ORIGINAL STORYTELLING!

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$5.00 at the door