About us

WE’RE STAR CAT BOOKS and we’re all about saving the world: one local, independent business at a time. One book at a time. One person at a time.

We’re in Bradford, VT, nestled in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, not far from Dartmouth College. This bookstore has existed in several incarnations for almost two decades, stoutly supported by a vibrant local economy and its peoples,  who are dedicated — as we are — to keeping independent businesses alive and well.

With the name change to “Star Cat Books” in the winter of 2013, we began specializing particularly in science fiction and children’s books, as well as local authors and a variety of other genres. We brought in more authors to speak, read, and sign their books; events with local businesses; events with local groups. The entire idea of our bookstore is that reading and literacy is at the foundation of civilization, and as such should be at the foundation of a community. Luckily, we have such a supportive community here in the Upper Valley, and we hope you join us sometime in experiencing it, too!

We’ve now been here a year, and what a year it’s been! The community has been so supportive and wonderful — I can’t say enough good things about the people of the Upper Valley and Bradford. We have extended our bookselling to the Internet: you can find some of our more exotic and rare books online at AbeBooks, and we’ll be offering them here, as well.

As for new books: you can order those anytime through us, and we’ll ship to anywhere in the world! Don’t forget to use us as your “local” bookstore wherever you live.

We hope you stop by and stay a while: kick up your feet, peruse our selection, and participate in some good conversation.

2 Responses to About us

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    Michelle Path
    P.O. Box 827
    Warragul 3820
    To the Manager
    I am a children’s book author from Australia and my books are published through Rowanvale Books in the UK. I am pleased to announce the release of my new title The Pirate Who Was Scared of Birds. This is my third book to be released in the UK. My Xalien series Xalien the Purple Alien and Xalien Goes to School is also available through Rowanvale Books. My first book Suki and the Seedling was released in Australia in August 2014. I also have another six books being published throughout 2015.
    I was wondering if you would be interested in stocking some copies in your shop? My books can be ordered through my friendly publicist Bethan Rees via email at bethan@rowanvalebooks.com or you can contact the distributor in the UK directly by phone on 01733237867 There is no limit to how many books you need to order so you can order 1 or 100! It is entirely up to you! There is also a 40% discount to retailers.
    I like to support Independent bookstores and believe that traditional hard copy books are still the best. I have not turned to the “dark side” and published e books, something I hope I can avoid. There is nothing like going into a local bookshop and browsing through the shelves.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me michelle.path@dcsi.net.au. You can also view all my UK titles on my publisher’s website http://www.rowanvalebooks.com

    Best wishes,

  2. starcatbooks says:

    We would need to evaluate your book(s) to see if they are suitable for the store: a good fit or not. Have your publisher send us a sample copy to the address that’s on the website here and we can be in touch!

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