Annual Signed Books Auction

‪In three weeks we’ll be having our annual signed books auction! This year featuring signed books by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Jane Yolen, CJ Cherryh, RA Salvatore, Laurie Marks, Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess), LA Gilman, Madeleine Robiins, Eric Flint, Lillian Stewart Carl, Deborah J. Ross, Bruce Coville & many more.

The auction will be hosted here, as usual, on the website —

Watch this site, our Facebook (, and our Twitter (starcatbooks) for more information.

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Small Business Saturday 2019

Small Business Saturday 2019 is almost here: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30!

We will be hosting author DEAN WHITLOCK, who will be reading from and talking about his brand-new book The Arrow Rune starting at 2pm.

Ed Lewis is sick of being dragged to Medieval Faires, sick of helping his uncle make bows, of minding the store, of translating his mute mother’s sign language as she reads runes for the faire-goers. Only one thing makes him come this time, a chance to impress a certain young woman by winning the archery tournament. Then he discovers an ancient, rune-marked arrowhead tucked in his bedroll. Embarrassed by losing the tournament, he buries himself in making an arrow for his find. What he creates is a gate-key to another world locked in battle between his mother’s people and a Briton war chief and druid witch. It’s the world where his father was lost, where mad harpers pluck illusions from their tunes, and Beowulf’s saga is fresh and real. Facing magic and war, Ed finds that skill, wit, friendship, and a healthy dose of fear will solve riddles that reveal the true nature of life and death.

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ALL DAY we will be having a store-wide SALE:

~ 10% off all new books & items
~ 15% off all used books
~ specially discounted books & items for sale

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing “Green Dot Sale” for specially marked children’s books: $10 for 15 books, $5 for 7 books, or 75 cents each.

We look forward to seeing you all here!

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Holiday hours going into effect

Next week we are moving back to our holiday schedule:

Open Mon-Sat, closed Sunday

We will be closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. We will close Christmas Eve at 2pm for your last-minute shopping pleasure.

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Join us at Star Cat Books in Bradford, VT, on Friday, November 1, 2019 for our annual celebration of MIDNIGHT MADNESS! This year we have author Lynn Levine joining us to talk about her book, Mammal Tracks and Scat, and give a Q&A from 1pm-3pm in the upper conference room in Colatina Exit, across the street from the bookstore.

From 6-8pm the Catman & Gabby will be playing music at Star Cat Books—outside, weather dependent. Join us to hear this great duo of Catman and his cat!

Star Cat Books is at 157 Main Street, Bradford, VT; 802-222-5826; Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as “starcatbooks.”

Author Lynn Levine has been an environmental educator and a consulting forester to private landowners, managing over 15,000 acres of land. She has been a consultant to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), creating a middle school environmental citizenship program, and to Project Learning Tree.

Lynn has worked with children and adults in classrooms and libraries and she has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature, and to spur others to feel the same. She has found that teaching tracking is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond. 

Levine has co-authored two books: Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size-Tracking Guide and Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide and is author of Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Edition, Snow Secrets, Is it Time, Yet?, and published earlier this year,  Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast, which was featured on Vermont Public Radio

A group of 4th graders nick-named Lynn “The Scat Lady”— a quirky title she cherishes. 

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Annual Halloween Costume Contest


On THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 from 9am-6pm, we are holding our Halloween Costume Contest, OPEN TO ALL AGES. Just come on into the store in your costume! Humans and well-behaved pets welcome! Candy (and fruit-based “candy”) are here for “trick or treating.”


With permission, we will take your photo & it will go up on our Facebook page (also Instagram). ON FACEBOOK, people need to “Like” their favorite costume. MIDNIGHT IS THE CUTOFF POINT FOR VOTING. We will count the votes up to midnight and the person (or animal) with the most votes wins!

BE SURE TO MONITOR FACEBOOK: We will announce the winner there on November 1. WE DO NOT COUNT “LIKES” ON OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT.

Our Facebook page is:


(If an animal wins, its humans get the certificate to do with as they please, and the pet gets appropriate healthy treats.)

Trick or Treaters
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October raffle!

October raffle for a $10 gift certificate to Star Cat Books. Each of your receipts between Oct 1-31 act as your entries.

pumpkin raffle
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Autumn changes at Star Cat Books

Autumn sees us changing our open hours: see our hours on the right-hand side of the front page…

Fall Discounts:

  • 10% off all purchases $20 or more paid in cash (we still take credit/debit and checks, of course!)
  • 5% off all children’s & horror books

Special Children’s Offer:


  • 15 for $10
  • 7 for $5
  • .75 each
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SALE for Customer Appreciation Days – 10% off everything in store!

Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm — May 31, June 1, June 7-8

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Signed Books Auction & Fundraiser coming soon!

The Signed Books Auction at Star Cat Books’ website is coming in the next couple of weeks (I’m waiting for the Pro version of the plugin, which will allow me have more control over the entries).

I have books from everyone from Bruce Coville to Neil Gaiman to Doranna Durgin to Lillian Stewart Carl to Eric Flint to  Cecilia Tan to Cj Cherryh to Laura Anne Gilman and pretty much everyone in between that you guys know and love. Most are hardcovers, the rest (except for two) are trades. All are in new condition and signed by the authors. 

We are emphasizing this is a fundraising event and the bigger the bid the better — do keep in mind that postage needs to be covered by the bid, which is significantly higher for Canada and overseas. We appreciate you keeping that in mind.

I will be running the event pretty much from bed: I’m going in for major neurosurgery to my cervical spine on June 4. The event will run for 4 weeks so everyone can get in bids — and keep on bidding!

I will announce on my FB page, echoed to the Star Cat Books FB page. The auction will be held at the Star Cat Books website:

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First Saturday


STAR CAT BOOKS is celebrating First Saturday with a store-wide sale: 10% off everything in the store.

Join us on this First Saturday in Bradford, Vermont!

157 Main Street
Bradford, VT 05033

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