Books: The Perfect Gift!

 Holiday Gifts: If you find the perfect book in the Holiday Catalog, a project of the New England Independent Booksellers, you can purchase it directly from the Norwich Bookstore. Log in to your account online, contact us via email or by phone, or stop in - whichever is easiest for you. And we offer free gift-wrapping, with a smile!


Catalog cover illustration is from the jacket of A Child of Books, a magical new picture book by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.


Upcoming events

  • 12/07/2016 - 5:30pm

    Book Buzz is designed to get kids to read more, provide an opportunity for kids to be viewed as experts and present their favorite books, raise money for school libraries, have a fun family evening and bring customers to their local independent bookstore. 

    Join us on Wednesday, December 7, from 5:30 - 6:307 pm at the Marion Cross School (doors open at 5:00 and light refreshments will be provided by Boloco). This event is sponsored by the MCS PTO, The Book Jam, and the Norwich Bookstore, who donates 20% of book sales that evening to the MCS PTO! Tickets required... (more)



  • 12/07/2016 - 7:00pm

    v heffernanThe Vermont Humanities Council hosts New York Times journalist Virginia Heffernan author of Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art at the December 1st Wednesday Lecture. The Norwich Bookstore will have Heffernan's book on hand for purchase. (more)


  • 12/10/2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Second Saturday logoIn December we will have activities based on the classic story, The Nutcracker! (m0re)






A Bookseller's Blotter

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Thanksgiving weekend was a blast!

One of the best parts of the Thanksgiving weekend is that we meet your friends and family - the folks we have been hearing about, and helping you choose books for. It is so much fun having siblings, parents, kids, aunts, uncles, and grandparents in the store, enjoying books!

The booksellers wore colorful shirts on Plaid Friday to celebrate local businesses. Small businesses like ours give back to our communities through donations to schools and non-profits, and also by providing jobs, paying taxes, purchasing goods, and more.

Tomie dePaola's visit on Small Business Saturday was delightful as ever! He met fans and old friends representing several generations and had a story and a smile for everyone. We asked Tomie to sign some extra books in case you could not get here that morning.

Our invention, Slow Reading Sunday, was a gentle way to wind down after a hectic few days. (And I spent it by the woodstove.)

Next was Cider Monday and we enjoyed locally pressed cider and baked treats as folks browsed books in the store. If you would like to shop online, we invite you to visit us at!

We are thankful to have shared part of your weekend with you. It has been a busy and fun time and now we have a couple of days to prepare for the December 1st festivities.  ~ Liza