What a treat to discover a terrific independent bookstore that appears to be thriving. Northshire Bookstore occupies an old building just beyond a traffic circle in Manchester Village, a southern Vermont town known (unfairly) for its factory outlet shopping. The town also has numerous trails for hikers of all abilities and a gorgeous main street of stately white buildings, capped by the Equinox Golf Resort and Spa.
I could barely tear myself away (from the mystery and novel and nonfiction rooms, not the sustainability section). And I won't confess how many books I bought or how much I spent. But I will tell you there is a wonderful cafe, and I got an apricot shortcake.