Upcoming Events


Girl Scout Troop 30228 COOKIE SALE!

Saturday, March 2nd

10:00am - 2:00pm


Join us in welcoming back Girl Scout Troop 30228 to Bridgeside Books! The Scouts will be selling cookies 10am-2pm. Come on down to stock up on your favorites!


Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, March 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 March book is The Hounds of Spring by Lucy Andrews Cummin. 


Bridgeside Books + Bridgeside Home PRE-SALE SALE!

Thursday, March 7th

3:00pm - 6:00pm



Join us Thursday, March 7th 3:00-6:00 PM for very special deals prior to the annual sale!


These special deals are ONLY from 3:00-6:00 PM on THURSDAY, MARCH 7th!


Bridgeside Books + Bridgeside Home HAPPY HOUR SALE!

Friday, March 8th

3:00pm - 6:00pm



Join us Friday, March 8th 3:00-6:00 PM for very special deals prior to the annual sale! SURPRISE! You have to show up to find out what is on SALE!

Libations will be served! We're really having HAPPY HOUR!


Bridgeside Books + Bridgeside Home Annual SALE

Saturday, March 9th

9:30am - 6:00pm



Our Annual Sale is a great opportunity to stock up on Books, Gifts, Cards, and always the unexpected surprise or two!

*excludes Gift Certificates + Special Orders


An Evening with Vermont Writers

Tuesday, March 12th

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Join us for An Evening with Vermont Writers--Meet three talented Vermont writers:

Sarah Ward Aesop Lake
About the author:  Sarah Ward writes young adult fiction, poetry and journal articles in the field of child welfare. Her career spans over a twenty-five-year as a social worker. She won the 2007 Editor's Choice Award for the New England Anthology of Poetry for her poem "Warmer Waters," and she is a member of the League of Vermont Writers since 2008. 

About the Book: One warm May night at the town reservoir, seventeen-year-old Leda Keogh sees her boyfriend do something awful. She wants to forget it ever happened, but David needs her to be his alibi--and is willing to destroy her family if she refuses. Trapped, Leda must choose between the truth, her boyfriend, and her family.

Jonathan Tanner-Eales feels like an outsider. He's gay, and life in rural Vermont hasn't been as idyllic as he hoped it would be. When Jonathan and his boyfriend, Ricky, are attacked during a night swim, Jonathan manages to escape, but must watch, helpless, as Ricky is beaten. Jonathan, plagued by trauma and fear, wrestles with anger and shame in the aftermath of the crime.


Jackson Ellis Lords of St. Thomas
About the Author: 
Jackson Ellis is a writer and editor from Vermont who has also spent time living in Nevada and Montana. He is the co-publisher of VerbicideMagazine.com, which he founded as a print periodical in 1999. Lords of St. Thomas is his first novel. Winner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize.

About the Book:
In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord. Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. 

Bernie Lambek Uncivil Liberties
About the author: Bernie Lambek grew up in Montreal, the son of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe. He studied philosophy at Dartmouth College and later attended Yale Law School. Lambek has practiced law for the past 25 years. Uncivil Liberties is his first novel.

About the Book: "Nothing is simple anymore," utters a character at the end of Uncivil Liberties. The declaration serves as a coda to this complex and timely novel set in a Vermont town. There is nothing simple about the mystery that underlies the story--the circumstances that led to the death of a young and promising gay high school student. Neither are the legal and moral principles and convictions that animate and divide the community as it deals with her death and the issues it triggers: hate speech and free speech, cyber-bullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law as well as the passionate and irrational human beings who live within, and sometimes beyond, its constraints.


Suncommon & The Drawdown Organization Book Discussion

Thursday, March 28th

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books, Suncommon, and The Drawdown Organization for a discussion on how we can individually and collectively impact climate change.

At SunCommon we believe everyone has the right to a healthy environment, and to work towards that mission we are supporting authors and books that promote positive change.  We have created a series of conversations that are being hosted at different book stores and libraries throughout Vermont, discussing Drawdown the book.

Drawdown---The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawkens.  Drawdown outlines the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.  Within each solution, Drawdown describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. 

Complimentary copies of Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming--edited by Paul Hawken will be given, compliments of SunCommon.

Light nibbles and libations served


Story Time with Farmer John + The Easter Surprise!

Saturday, March 30th

11:00am - 12:00pm


We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: The Easter Surprise 
Farmer John and Maisie & Laddie will be on hand to read the new book, plus sign copies!

Free and open to all.


extempo Story Telling

Thursday, April 4th

8:00pm - 10:00pm


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

ex tem po ra ne ous: 1 a (2) carefully prepared but delivered without notes or text

$5.00 at the door


Independent Book Store Day 2019

Saturday, April 27th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Independent Book Store Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019!

Events and celebrations to be announced!


Bill McKibben 'Falter' w/David Goodman & The Vermont Conversation

Monday, June 10th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Join us in welcoming Bill McKibben back to Bridgeside Books, with his latest book Falter. David Goodman will be interviewing Bill for The Vermont Conversation & WDEV, and the audience is asked to join us for another fantastic evening.

About the book: Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. 

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history -- and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.