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Midge Raymond
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Bookstore Geek: The Galaxy Bookshop

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.

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1 Sandy Scott { 12.08.11 at 7:32 am }

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

2 Midge { 12.08.11 at 7:54 am }

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

3 Sean Farley { 12.16.11 at 12:12 pm }

I LOVE bookstore/library cats! :)

4 Midge { 12.16.11 at 3:09 pm }

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.