Buy online with Star Cat Books!

Just about every book in print (and journals and DVDs and audiobooks and games and, and, and!) are in our online store! Click on the blue BOOKSHOP image to the right of this post, and you’ll go to the page affiliated with our online store. We hope you’ll use this throughout the year for books for you, for friends, family, neighbors, your pets, whoever! Our books at Bookshop are often discounted (just like the Big A), are mailed directly to you (or wherever you want), and you can find just about every book in print!

Note that at the very bottom of the web page, there is a link to Gift Certificates, which you can send to anyone with an email address. Give the gift of books any time of the year!

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Another star cat poem…

My name is Spike
As you can see
Enjoy fatherhood
Though he may not
Really be my son
I groom and love
Like he is one
I teach him all
Of my best tricks
Like stealing hugs
And giving licks
But most of all
I teach him that
You get the best
Love from a cat ❤️

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Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day & at STAR CAT BOOKS we’re celebrating with a store-wide sale (15% used/10% new) and gourmet cookies from Umpleby’s Bakery & Cafe in Hanover, NH!

Come celebrate indie bookstores with us & get some yummy cookies (GF available!).

We’ll be open 10am-5pm, as always. Looking forward to seeing all of you!

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Independent Bookstore Day: Sat. April 29

Independent Bookstore Day is next Saturday (April 29), just like every year. And every year we have an event, sales, fun for kids and adults — and this year you won’t be disappointed! Come see what surprises we have in store for you & peruse the hundreds of new and used books we’ve added to our stock in the last few weeks. Total stock? Over 35k books.

Come to THE event of the year at Star Cat Books and help us celebrate independent bookselling. Indies are: stores where the workers know your name; stores where we know what you like to read; stores where we can individually and personally recommend books; stores where you find new treasures every time you enter because we stock what you like, what you want to find, what you didn’t even *know* you wanted to find.

Saturday April 29, 2023
10am – 5pm
157 Main Street
Bradford, VT 05033 /
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Voted 1 of 62 best Indie Bookstores in the World by Atlas Obscura
Voted 1 of Top 6 Best Science Fiction Bookstores in the US

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Tuesday: Snow Day!

In anticipation of the NWS/NOAA winter storm warning for Monday night through Wednesday morning, I am declaring the bookstore CLOSED ON TUESDAY.

Stay home if you can. Drive only carefully if you must — be careful out there. Power outages predicted.

While Bradford (Orange County) is expecting 4-6” of heavy wet snow, where I live is expecting closer to 6-12”.

Keep warm. Read a book!

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12th Night Sale!

While rumors run rife in the area about shop closings, WE ARE GOING STRONG & AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE.

In fact, we’re having a SALE on 12th Night – January 6 – otherwise known as Epiphany. All day Friday, Jan 6 come on in and save on all new & used books, including rare and antiquarian. Stock up on your reading for the cold months ahead!

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All the stuff in print & more! In time for the holidays!

Shameless plugging: Remember you can order books, games, Funko Pop figurines, manga, just about everything in print through me, your trusty local indie bookstore rather than give money to Jeff Bezos. Many books (like the new Stephen King) are discounted this week!

And here, have a star cat to gaze upon.

#bookshop #IndieBookstores #StarCatBooks

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Small Business Saturday is Almost Here!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is this Saturday! All of Bradford’s stores will be busy with events for you, sales for you, and raffles for you!

Shop with us on Saturday & get a 10% discount off all new books, and a 15% discount off all used books. We have boxed Holiday, Christmas, and Solstice cards, and singles of holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Solstice cards from Pomegranate Press and Tree Free Greetings.

New in the store are the famous Decomposition Notebooks, cards, pens, and pencils — check out our new rack!

New titles in the store include some great picture books for kids, middle reader books, young adult, and of course fiction, mystery, fantasy and science fiction, and spiritual books.

Come on in on Saturday and celebrate OUR 9TH BIRTHDAY OF THE STORE! Free gluten-free mini-cupcakes from Conrad’s Confections!

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Fabulous Story Time!

And a fabulous Drag Queen Story Time was had by all!

Thank you to Emoji & Katniss for being such wonderful story time drag queens — everyone adored you. Thanks to Monique of The Space on Main for hosting the event in her space, and to Vittles for providing necessary coffee & cupcakes.

We must do this again!

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Wow, we’re in the Top 10!

I was just alerted to this by some customers who came very much out of their way in their travels just to come to our store!

We are listed in the Top 10 Science Fiction Bookstores in the US by Buzzymag.

Wow! Well, if that’s not a reason to stop in here, I don’t know what is!

Well, Atlas Obscura has listed us as one of the top 45 Independent Bookstores in the WORLD.

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Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

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