Monday, May 23, 2011

Mailbox Monday (May 23): Vermont Loot!

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Mari at MariReads.

Last week, my friend Rowena and I went on a four-day road trip to Vermont. We were headed for Manchester, Vermont (home to the Northshire Bookstore, which was the main goal of our trip), but on the way we spent a couple of hours in Burlington, where we visited the Crow Bookshop.

At the Crow Bookshop, I bought An Accidental Autobiography by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (a book I’ve been looking for for a long time).

Crow Bookshop
Crow Bookshop in Burlington, VT

Inside the Crow Bookshop
Inside the Crow Bookshop

Of course, the first thing we did on our first morning in Manchester was visit the Northshire Bookstore, where I bought six other books:
Northshire Bookstore
Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT

Inside the Northshire Bookstore
The art section in the Northshire Bookstore

Rowena and I returned to the Northshire the following day for an author event and bought more books, but I’ll tell you about that tomorrow! In the meantime, here’s my book pile:

Book pile
Click on any photo to enlarge!

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to MariReads.


  1. What a great road trip. Manchester VT is a fun town; I've been they a few times, but it has been a while.

  2. Wow, sounds like you had a great time and got some great books. Happy reading!

  3. Sounds like it was a fun trip! The bookstores look nice and cozy which I love! You found some great finds!

  4. These are both awesome looking bookstores! I want to lose myself in them. great books!!

  5. Vermont must be beautiful in the spring--I have only been there in the winter. These book shops seem really wonderful.

  6. Great road trip and lots of good books. I like the crow on the sign outside the Crow Bookshop.

  7. I love indie bookstores! You scored some great reads, too! Enjoy!