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.

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