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; starcatbooks@starcatbooks.com. 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: www.facebook.com/starcatbooks


(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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Sales & Specials for January – February!

January 14 – February 14 we are having another “Bag of Books” sale: Buy $20 or more worth of used books and get 10% off your total price.

All romance books off 20%!

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Twelfth Night Sale!

Don’t miss our Twelfth Night Sale on January 4, 5, and 6 at Star Cat Books.

  • 10% off all new books and items (Christmas cards already marked down)
  • 15% off all used books
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Make an Offer Sale at Robert’s Thrift Store

On Dec 22 and 23, Roberts in Bradford (go to the Post Office and follow the road down around back) is having “Make an Offer” days to help the needy have a good holiday. Don’t forget to go there and see what he has to make your holiday bright!

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