Upcoming Events


Vermont Liberty Tea Company Tea Party!

Saturday, October 21st

11:00am - 3:00pm


Join us at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury on October 21st to celebrate the new retail location for the Vermont Liberty Tea Company!

This is where we'll be kicking off the next generation of the company, and we hope to see you there! Tastings, tea samplings, and meet the new owner Seth Maloney.


extempo Story Telling

Thursday, October 26th

8:00pm - 10:30pm


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

Beer and wine available for sale @ Stowe Street Cafe



NaNoWriMo Writing Group

Sunday, October 29th

1:30pm - 3:00pm


Join us for NaNoWriMo is a worldwide event setting aside the month of November for novel writing. After some discussion we will have time to start drafting. Of course, writing doesn't start until November 1st.

There will be some snacks and drinks available but feel free to bring along your own writing snacks.

As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.


Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, November 1st

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 November book is Lab Girl Hope Jahren.


Bri Bo Wri Gro Write Up

Sunday, November 5th

1:30pm - 3:00pm


We meet at 1:30pm, spend a few minutes checking in with our fellow writers, then start writing!

As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.


Bill Mares 'The Full Vermonty' Reading + Signing

Tuesday, November 7th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Bridgeside Books is excited to welcome author Bill Mares and The Full Vermonty.

What was  America thinking?  Donald Trump as our president?  You're kidding, right? No, a nightmare is upon us. But take heart. Vermont will fight back. Life in Vermont is already "great." We'll be damned if we're going to let a man who dyes his hair, cheats workers and has his products made in China, dictate to us how life should be.

Trump may see himself as a western version of Vladimir Putin, but we don't agree. He's just a bully used to stiffing banks (Vermonters make their payments), stiffing his subcontractors (we pay them, because we're related to most of them) and treating women poorly (we just know better).

We love a good fight, and those who challenge us soon learn that Vermont generally wins. With the help of a score of Vermont writers and artists, our original literary duet became a chorus of intelligence, wit and passion. In addition,  the book has quizzes, relevant quotations from Vermont history, escape literature, a Vermont tool box, and more. Indeed, this book has all things necessary to flesh out a thump to The Trump!


'The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook' Tasting & Book Signing w/ Tracey Medeiros

Saturday, November 11th

11:00am - 1:00pm


The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook honors the state's mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and non-GMO in Vermont. The book celebrates the region's esteemed organic food producers, farmers, cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and the chefs who partner with them to create delicious, innovative, organic, and non-GMO recipes.

Tracey Medeiros
is the author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, and Dishing Up Vermont. She writes The Farmhouse Kitchen: A Guide to Eating Local column for Edible Green Mountains magazine and is also a freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She is often seen on various television cooking segments preparing one of her favorite recipes while sharing helpful culinary tips with the viewing audience. Tracey travels regionally as a guest speaker and cooking instructor, emphasizing her commitment to the sustainable food movement by using locally produced fresh ingredients to create dishes that are healthy and delicious.


Bri Bo Wri Gro Write Up

Sunday, November 12th

1:30pm - 3:00pm


We meet at 1:30pm, spend a few minutes checking in with our fellow writers, then start writing!

As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.


Bri Bo Wri Gro Write Up

Sunday, November 19th

1:30pm - 3:00pm


We meet at 1:30pm, spend a few minutes checking in with our fellow writers, then start writing!

As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.


A Civilized Friday

Friday, November 24th

9:30am - 6:00pm


"Christmas shopping should be a luxury where customers can take the time to find the perfect gift."

Based on this sentiment, many bookstores in the U.K. began a 'Civilised Saturday' a couple of years ago as an antidote to the dreaded U.S. import, Black Friday.

In the spirit of Giving, being Thankful and Civilized, Bridgeside Books offers A Civilized Friday to our friends, supporters, and customers.

Join us throughout the day for delicious mimosas, tea and sweet treats, and live music. As always, we off complimentary giftwrap and cheerful service. We also offer suggestions for everyone on your giving list, Wish Lists to let your loved ones know what you're wishing for this season, and special orders & gift certificates.


Cider Monday

Monday, November 27th

9:30am - 6:00pm


We invite you to step away from the computer and come on down to Bridgeside Books for a cup of hot mulled cider, a Cold Hollow Cider Mill donut, and some good ol' fashioned customer service!

We enjoy recommending books and gifts for everyone on your list, plus we offer complimentary gift wrap! Keep it LOCAL!


NaNoWriMo Final Share & Celebration

Thursday, November 30th

5:00pm - 6:30pm


Join us as we wrap up NaNoWriMo! We will celebrate ourselves for participating in, and hopefully accomplishing, NaNoWriMo.

Celebratory snacks and drinks will be available.


'A Farm for Maisie' Book Signing & Reading

Saturday, December 2nd

11:00am - 12:00pm


We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: A Farm for Maisie! Farmer John and Maisie will be on hand to read the new book, plus sign & paw print copies!

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!

When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she's excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal's job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie's job be? With the help of older dog Laddie and her new friends, Maisie realizes how she can help-she's going to be a sheepdog!

This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn, celebrates the joy of finding just where you belong.


Grannie Snow 'Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure' Book Signing

Saturday, December 16th

11:00am - 1:00pm


Join us in welcoming Grannie Snow back to Bridgeside Books! We are so excited to host Grannie Snow with the latest book, Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure. The Silas Series is always a perfect gift to give and receive!

Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure Miss Opal's first trip outdoors turns into quite a "stinky" adventure when her curiosity gets the better of her. Opal meets a skunk and soon realizes she is in for more than she bargained for. When Big Ole Striped Silas tries to send the skunk on his way, he's in for a big surprise too!