🔥 FEATURED INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE 🔥


 
Penny McConnel (left) and Liza Bernard (right)  met in 1988 at a book study group.  © The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

Penny McConnel (left) and Liza Bernard (right)

met in 1988 at a book study group.

© The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

 

The Norwich Bookstore, located in the Norwich Square at 291 Main Street, Norwich, Vermont, went from career-changing dream to a brick-and-mortar reality after owners, Liza Bernard and Penny McConnel, met in 1988 at a book study group. Penny was working at the Dartmouth Bookstore, then one of the oldest bookstores in the country, and Liza was an independent art consultant, graphic designer, and handwoven and knit clothing artist.

Knowing their work styles were complementary, in the early ‘90s Liza suggested they team up and venture into business together, opening a bookstore. With their knowledge of books and business, and with eyes wide open, they attended regional trade shows, visited local retail spaces, and located their bookstore’s future home where the old brick post office once stood.

In 1994, truckloads of books began filling new bookcases. August 1st marked the store’s opening day, with many appreciative and welcoming neighbors visiting. Since then, The Norwich Bookstore has become a successful and supportive business in the community, welcoming many to read, discover, shop, and enjoy.

Penny and Liza, as well as their present and past staff, care deeply about the Upper Valley and are proud of their bookstore. Visit the bookstore’s “Scrapbook” page and Facebook page for more.

STORE HOURS:

Monday: 9 am – 6 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm

Friday: 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday: closed

(except between Thanksgiving and Christmas when they are open on Sundays from noon until 5 pm)

 
Norwich Bookstore Gift Cards may be used in the store OR online for purchases.  If you would like an amount less than $20.00, please call (802) 649-1114 and they will create a gift certificate for you.  Gift Cards may be purchased online, in person, or over the phone by calling (802) 649-1114  (Gift cards will be mailed via the Post Office at no cost.)

Norwich Bookstore Gift Cards may be used in the store OR online for purchases.

If you would like an amount less than $20.00, please call (802) 649-1114 and they will create a gift certificate for you.

Gift Cards may be purchased online, in person, or over the phone by calling (802) 649-1114

(Gift cards will be mailed via the Post Office at no cost.)

DIRECTIONS:

The Norwich Bookstore is located in the Norwich Square at 291 Main Street, on the corner of Elm Street and Main Street, across from the Marion Cross Elementary School playground — right next to the Post Office, about two blocks east of Dan & Whits.


CONTACT:

info@norwichbookstore.com
(802) 649-1114


We’ve recently been informed the bookstore is FOR SALE!

Are you interested in becoming part of this exciting narrative?

Do you know someone looking for a beloved community bookstore to shepherd into the future?

Please contact
Liza Bernard for a short questionnaire to begin the process.


© The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

© The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

© The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

© The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont


 
Thank you for supporting locally-owned independent booksellers!

Thank you for supporting locally-owned independent booksellers!