Bookstore Geek: The Galaxy Bookshop

By Midge Raymond,

  Filed under: On Reading

It’s not easy to get to Hardwick, Vermont, but it’s a town known to many thanks in part to the book The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food … And if you’re ever in Hardwick, be sure to stop into The Galaxy Bookshop.

Galaxy is located in what used to be a former bank building — there’s a selection of children’s books in what used to be the bank’s vault — and it’s home to two sweet bookstore cats.

As Shelf Awareness has just reported, Galaxy is actually about to move to a new location, where it’ll have better foot traffic and a more suitable space for its inventory, among which you’ll find a large selection of children’s books, cookbooks, maps, journals, notecards by local artists, and a whole shelf of books by indie authors. It’s very happy news that Galaxy will live on after twenty-three years in Harwick.


  Comments: 4

  1. Me, too — and these are two of the cutest bookstore cats ever. I was there for an event, and the two of them squeezed onto one of the chairs together as if they were ready to participate.

  2. I LOVE bookstore/library cats! :)

  3. Sandy, it’s my pleasure — I love the store and am thrilled to hear of your upcoming move. All the best to you!

  4. Midge, Thanks so much for this great post! That’s a nice photo of our little (or not-so-little) Jem, too.