Upcoming Events


Jazzyaoke at Bridgeside Books!

Friday, April 28th

7:00pm - 11:00pm


Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Jazzyaoke at Bridgeside Books! Karaoke to a LIVE jazz band with all lyrics provided!

$5.00 at the door-For every song a person sings at the
mic--up to five--they get $1 back!

Stowe Street Cafe will be open for beer + wine, plus food!


Independent Book Store Day!

Saturday, April 29th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join us in celebrating the 3rd Annual Independent Book Store Day on Saturday, April 29th, 2017!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a Tea Party~Vermont Liberty Teas served in vintage tea cups, plus delicious treats~and several in-store activities, including: Literary tattoos (temporary, promise!); A 'Why I Love My Independent Bookstore' crafting area;

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 29th.

Just what does Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are commun...ity 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.

Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It is encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It is the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.

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.


Children's Book Week 2017

Monday, May 1st

12:00am - 11:59PM


Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes-wherever young readers and books connect! 


Write a Community Children's Story!

Monday, May 1st - Sunday, May 7th



Join us throughout Children's Book Week to help write our own Community Children's Story! 

Bridgeside Books will have paper + pens for writing the story, plus crayons + markers for illustrations. Come with an idea or expand upon what others have written. 

We will display the story in the Kids section of the shop at the end of Children's Book Week.  


Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, May 3rd

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 next book is The Sellout by Paul Beatty.

Group members receive a 15% discount on Book Group books.


'Spring for Sophie' Reading & Meet the Author!

Thursday, May 4th

3:00pm - 3:30pm


Join us to as we celebrate Children's Book Week + welcome local children's author, Yael Werber. Yael will read her new book Spring for Sophie.

Spring For Sophie is a story about a young girl waiting on the start of spring, when all around her the world feels stuck in perpetual winter. Set in the late winter months in the Northeast, Sophie, along with her family, watch as the world changes slowly from snow covered to Spring. Sophie uses her five senses to notice when Spring is starting to get closer and the book follows along with her as she explores spring with her sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste.


Book Signing with Terry Corrao

Saturday, May 6th

11:00am - 1:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books on Saturday, May 6th in welcoming noted photographer, Terry Corrao.

FATHER DAUGHTER is a haunting and joyous exploration of the bond between men and their female children, shot over two decades all around the world. Turning her searching eye on fathers and daughters from every walk of life, Corrao catalogs this unbreakable bond in all its beautiful complexity. From raucous games in the front yard, to the bittersweet beauty of giving away your daughter on her wedding day, the stories captured here by Terry Corrao are a celebration of the smiles, glances, and joy than only father and daughter can share.