About The Book Store
A Note From The Owner
As the store turns ten in 2019, I have found myself reflecting on this past decade with gratitude, awe, thankfulness, and love for the Waterbury community that has embraced me and my dream. I never imagined that the shop would grow up into the amazing space it is today!
My mission when I opened Bridgeside Books was to offer a local experience of books, create a community gathering space through events, and offer stellar customer service. I knew it would be a challenge in the world of e-readers, on-line retailers, and big box store competition. I am thrilled that my little dream shop has lasted and grown into a local destination.
I have always loved to read and sharing my passion for books is the most amazing job I could have created for myself—that others enjoy coming to the shop, chatting about their most recent read, and recommending their favorites is one of the best parts of the bookstore.
I am most proud that the kids in our community have grown up with a local bookshop, and will hopefully take that love and support of indie bookstores with them out into the world.
Thank you fellow readers for your support!
The Building at 29 Stowe Street
Located right next to the train tracks this building was an obvious place for Mr. Artherton to set up his ‘all-you-could-need’ store. Everything from fruit, to shoes, to porcelain dolls, and crockery. He also apparently played the accordion quite often while keeping shop which entertained the locals.
Locomotion and Jazzercise Waterbury gave a home to fitness enthusiasts blending aerobic, yoga, Pilates, kick-boxing, and strength training. Image the walls covered in mirrors!
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