Fall fundraising on the horizon – NEED IDEAS!

THOUGHTS NEEDED: We’re going to need to do another fundraiser/auction to get us through the winter season when sales drop to near zero. Last year during the fall we auctioned off specially signed Neil Gaiman books online.
This year, what would people like to see? I’m open to any and all suggestions. Anything from running an “old-fashioned” Indiegogo with giveaways to another auction with special signed books (if I know the author, like I did with Neil…).
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Come get your copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child while they last! We only have a few copies, so hurry on in!

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Buy from us online!


A reminder to our friends & customers both near and far away: YOU CAN BUY BOOKS FROM US ONLINE!

Yes, you can avoid giving money to the behemoth online seller That Shall Not Be Named (so we don’t summon it inadvertently), and instead buy from a small independent bookstore’s online distribution center — just about everything in print is here, including audio, ebooks, DVDs, gifts, and more.

Ground shipping is free with no minimum!

Please consider buying from us. It’s been a slow summer here in VT for reasons no one up here understands. Perhaps the Summer People stayed home; perhaps they just didn’t come out shopping (it *has* been nice weather); perhaps they just didn’t want to spend money. But any way you cut it, we’re going to have problems going into the winter season with the low sales this summer. Help us out by buying from us online. We get a small cut of each purchase!

And if you’re interested in us researching for used books and getting those to you, we are ALWAYS there for you! Just comment here, send us a message, email us (starcatbooks@starcatbooks.com) or call the store.

Here’s where to buy the new books online:

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We will be open during road construction in Bradford next 2 weeks

Hello from STAR CAT BOOKS! We will be OPEN the next 2 weeks while Bradford’s Main Street undergoes grinding and repaving.

There will be no on-street parking for the next one and a half to two weeks — but there’s lots of parking behind the Merchant’s Bank (pretty close to us!) and more down by the gazebo.

We hope the paving project won’t put you off — please do stop by and let anybody who’s visiting you for the summer know that we’re here and open!

Best wishes for this lovely weather to continue!

your friendly neighborhood book monger

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Wednesday, June 15

Tomorrow, WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, I will be closed as I need to do some legal stuff regarding the assault on me in January.
Thanks for your understanding. We’ll be open again on Thursday, as usual!
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Back in Jan., I sustained a concussion from an assault. The concussion turned into what’s called post-concussion syndrome. I was supposed to take it easy about using a computer, being under bright lights, etc. I did for a month but then started up full-time work again in the bookstore.
However, I then developed symptoms of vertigo, nausea, headaches. I pushed through them for 4 months, because the store needed to be open.
But I had to close the store some days, because I was just too sick to open. And for that I apologize. I know some people were here, wanted me open, and I disappointed them.
I went the dr. finally when the symptoms got far, far worse, and she said I had started back to work without precautions far too soon (I should have taken it easy for 4-6 months, not 1 month), and so now I’m back to square one with the post-concussive syndrome.
I WILL have the store open. I WILL be working here. I may have my eyes closed when people aren’t in here, but I’ll be here. Every now and then if I’ve overdone it for a day, I’ll need to close the next day and rest. IF THAT HAPPENS, I will always notify you on FACEBOOK  and also on OUR WEBSITE.
Again, my apologies. I didn’t want this concussion, but there it is.
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Looking ahead in June

We will be having a couple of weekend sales right at the start of June!

Memorial Day weekend I’ll be open both Sunday & Monday (which isn’t the usual): sale on both days! 11am-6pm

And on Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, Bradford VT will be having CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS: sales on both days: 11am-6pm

Plus the magician, James D. Macdonald, will appear at our store on Saturday, June 4 from 11am-6pm. Don’t miss him: he’s terrific!


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Independent Bookstore Day

It’s a GORGEOUS day in downtown Bradford, VT! Come in and hang out with us a while during our sale celebrating INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY – we have a magician, cookies, coffee, tea, and great conversation.
The door’s open and the light breeze is blowing in – heaven is spring in the Upper Valley!
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Don’t forget that tomorrow our INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY **SALE** will be on!

*20% off all used books
*15% off all new books and items

cookies, coffee, tea – all day from 11am-6pm

Come in and celebrate Independent Bookstores with us! SHOP LOCAL, SUPPORT INDEPENDENTS!

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Spring Hours

For a number of reasons, I’ve gone over to Spring Hours for the store:
Sun & Mon: closed
Tues – Sat: 11am – 6pm
(Note that we’re opening later and closing a bit earlier than before.)
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