Upcoming Events


Suncommon & The Drawdown Organization Book Discussion

Thursday, March 28th

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books, Suncommon, and The Drawdown Organization for a discussion on how we can individually and collectively impact climate change.

At SunCommon we believe everyone has the right to a healthy environment, and to work towards that mission we are supporting authors and books that promote positive change.  We have created a series of conversations that are being hosted at different book stores and libraries throughout Vermont, discussing Drawdown the book.

Drawdown---The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawkens.  Drawdown outlines the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.  Within each solution, Drawdown describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. 

Complimentary copies of Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming--edited by Paul Hawken will be given, compliments of SunCommon.

Light nibbles and libations served


Story Time with Farmer John + The Easter Surprise!

Saturday, March 30th

11:00am - 12:00pm


We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: The Easter Surprise 
Farmer John and Maisie & Laddie will be on hand to read the new book, plus sign copies!

Free and open to all.


extempo Story Telling

Thursday, April 4th

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


Do You Have A Book in You? A Discussion with Bill Schubart

Thursday, April 18th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming Vermont author Bill Schubart. Bill will join us at 6pm on April 18th to discuss his new novel The Priest. Bill will also engage the audience in a favorite topic, "Do I have a book in me?" As an author or eight fictional works--both self-published and traditionally published, he will answer questions about the work of writing and the new business of publishing.

About the Book:
The Priest follows a working class altar boy's decision to become a priest, and explores the struggle many boys have becoming men, especially around sexuality. Finding safety within the celibacy of his Catholic faith, he must then confront his own emerging sexuality in the real world and reconcile the inevitable collision between Catholic doctrine and the risk of being human - all of which takes him to a surprising place. 


Independent Book Store Day 2019

Saturday, April 27th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Independent Book Store Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019!

Events and celebrations to be announced!


Bill McKibben 'Falter' w/David Goodman & The Vermont Conversation

Monday, June 10th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Join us in welcoming Bill McKibben back to Bridgeside Books, with his latest book Falter. David Goodman will be interviewing Bill for The Vermont Conversation & WDEV, and the audience is asked to join us for another fantastic evening.

About the book: Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. 

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history -- and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.