Upcoming Events

 

Vermont Liberty Tea Company Weekly Tasting

Monday, February 26th

9:30am - 6:00pm

 

Join Vermont Liberty Tea Company each Monday as we offer samples and tastings of new blends, seasonal favorites, and a sweet treat. Learn more about the second generation of Vermont Liberty Tea Company under the new ownership of Vermont native Seth Maloney and enjoy some delicious tea!

 

Vermont Liberty Tea Company Weekly Tasting

Monday, March 5th

9:30am - 6:00pm

 

Join Vermont Liberty Tea Company each Monday as we offer samples and tastings of new blends, seasonal favorites, and a sweet treat. Learn more about the second generation of Vermont Liberty Tea Company under the new ownership of Vermont native Seth Maloney and enjoy some delicious tea!

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, March 7th

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 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

 

Meet the Author: Kaela Coble

Thursday, March 15th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming Kaela Coble, author of the recently released novel Friends and Other Liars.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Sometimes the secrets we keep are more dangerous than the ones we reveal... 

When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it's under the worst circumstances. Her old classmate Danny is dead, and at his funeral, she is confronted with the friends she left behind and the secret that tore them apart ten years ago. Now, Ruby isn't sure how to bridge the space her lies have created. And what's worse, she isn't the only one who's been lying. In a final act of revenge, Danny has left each of his friends an envelope containing their darkest secret, along with instructions to reveal them to one another or risk them coming out in a trap of Danny's own creation. Soon enough, past mistakes resurface and the lines of friendship are tested.

Fraught with emotion, suspense, and hope, Friends and Other Liars is the story of five friends coming to terms with what it means to betray the ones who love you best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaela Coble lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is a member of the League of Vermont Writers. This is her first novel.

 

'Salamander Sky' Katy Farber Reading + Workshop

Saturday, March 17th

10:30am - 12:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming local author + educator Katy Farber and her new book Salamander Sky. We look forward to having Katy at Bridgeside Books again!

The Salamander Sky workshop is geared toward preschool through elementary school aged students, and models first hand exploration and investigation in nature. The workshop will target many of the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary school students, including life cycles, wetland habitats, diversity, adaptations and human impact.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretive--most people don't even know they happen. 

Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamander and the perilous nighttime journey they take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. Salamander Sky is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.

"Salamander Sky has within its pages the power to ignite curiosity in the unexplored backyard while at the same time respecting and not disrupting nature's hand in the survival of a species. And what could be better than that?"   
--Matthew C. Winner, Co-Founder of All the Wonders

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, April 4th

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 Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.

 

extempo Story Telling

Thursday, April 5th

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

 

St Jordi's Day Celebration--Roses, Romance & Books

Monday, April 23th

9:30am - 6:00pm

 

Join us for our first St Jordi's Day Celebration on Monday, April 23rd. It is also called the Feast or the Festival of St George. St Jordi's day is Saint George's Day in Barcelona and Catalunya and is the most romantic day of the year. 

About St. Jordi's Day--
 
St. Jordi is Catalunya's version of Valentine's day and is a one day festival of romance, roses and books all inspired by the legend of Saint George on April 23rd every year. St. Jordi is the co-patron saint of Catalonia province of Spain. 

Sant Jordi is celebrated on April 23rd to commerate his death on that date in the year 303 AD. The legend of Saint George is that Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from the rose bush, which had sprouted on the exact spot, where the dragon's red blood had spilled.

St Jordi's Day Traditions--
Who gives what on Sant Jordi's day in Barcelona? On Sant Jordi's day the men in Barcelona and Catalunya give their sweetheart a red rose, and in recent years a new Sant Jordi tradition is that the ladies give the men a book.  There are bookstalls and book markets all over Barcelona on Sant Jordis Day.

 

Meet the Author: Hannah Howard

Thursday, May 3rd

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Join us in welcoming Hannah Howard, author of the soon-to-be-released memoir, FEAST: True Love in and out of the Kitchen. 

About the Book: The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war-with herself, with her body, and with food-while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.

Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because she hasn't eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.


Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.