Virtual Browsing!

NB new roomWe get it - you miss browsing. And we miss you! But even as we gradually open (see details below), you may still browse from the comfort of your home.

So we created a new Browse Books by Category list here on our website that includes dozens of books you would discover if you were here in person highlighting new and notable fiction and non-fiction; hardcover and paperback, for readers of all ages. 

There is also a pagte with 2021 Calendars and be sure to visit the Staff Picks and Featured Seasonal Lists.


Amanda Gorman - Preorder Now!

hill we climb - april pubA special hardcover edition of Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country read on January 20th will be available in April. She also has two books coming in the fall:  Change Sings: A Children's Anthem and The Hill We Climb: Poems. We encourage you to preorder all three!


change singshill we climbAmanda Gorman is the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. She is a committed activist who works on the local, national, and international levels to support girls' education and empowerment. Amanda's activism and poetry have been widely featured in the media including on the Today Show, The New York Times, Vogue, and O, The Oprah Magazine. After graduating from Harvard University, she now lives in Los Angeles.


Special Note

To help stop the spread of Covid-19, the bookstore is not currently open for browsing. But we ARE here with lots of books and other treasures and happy to help!

upstairs sept 20Ordering by phone, email, and via our website for pick up from the porch is strongly encouraged.

Please call 802-649-1114 (leave a message if necessary - we may be on the other line) or email To pay for your order you may call with credit card information or use this secure website.

To receive your purchase, call or email  to make arrangements for pick up from our porch. Book shipments over $20 are sent media mail at no cost. (Note: non-book items do not qualify.) Free delivery to the main entrance at Kendal will be coordinated with Dan & Whits.

Because of the pandemic's effect across all aspects of our business, it takes longer to receive, process, and ship books than it used to. If you have a "cancel by" date, please let us know when you place your order.

A Bookseller's Blotter

hello 2021A note from our 1.15.21 newsletter...

We’re back from our brief break and look forward to the new year! Hopefully, we'll all discover great reads, join interesting author presentations, and maintain careful interactions, and get through these challenging times.

Thank you all for your continued support and incredible flexibility last year as we pivoted to virtual shopping and online events. Your willingness to check out our porch displays when the weather was warm and continue to browse - with quick glove removal - during these frigid months.

While our website has evolved quickly as demand expanded exponentially, there were some glitches. We appreciate your patience as we work out the new systems.

We have recently created new lists and links to replicate how you might discover books if you were in the store. The buttons to the right bring you to a selection of new and noteworthy books from each section. These lists will be updated frequently. (You can also find them on our website under “Shop the Bookstore” / “Browse Books by Category.”)

We look forward to doing what we love: spending time with you - albeit by phone or email - to help you find your next great read. We truly enjoy being your personal shopper during this time of social distancing. Please call or email, tell us a little about what you are looking for and we are happy to make suggestions. We'll send links via email if you would like to dig a little deeper.