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01 Nov

An Evening with Madeleine M. Kunin: Coming of Age

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming former Governor Madeleine May Kunin, Vermont's first woman governor and author of the new memoir, "Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties".

"When little girls visit the Vermont Statehouse at least they see one portrait that looks like them among those of Vermont's Governors. Madeleine's entire public life has been about making women's experiences visible, inspiring the possibilities. With this deeply personal and heartfelt memoir she tells a private story that feels like our own. What it's like as a woman to get old. It is full of humor, honesty and meaning. She is as good a poet as she was a politician. As readers, we experience the affirmation of sisterhood." —Liz Bankowski, Governor Kunin’scampaign manager; served in leadership positions in business and government 

About the Author:
Governor Kunin has written three previous books: Living a Political Life (Knopf), and The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family (New York Times Editor's Choice) and Pearls Politics and Power. She has more energy than two 40-year-olds. She is currently James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, where she gives guest lectures on feminism and women and politics. She also serves on the board of the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nongovernmental organization that she founded in 1991, and she recently launched Emerge Vermont to encourage and support women in politics. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont.


07 Nov

Bridgeside Books Book Group

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our November book is The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller.

16 Nov

Meet the Author: Jackson Ellis

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Join us in welcoming Jackson Ellis, author of the recently released novel, Lords of St. Thomas. Winner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize

Shortlisted for the 2016 Plaza Literary Prize

In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord.

In the early 1930s, the federal government began buying out the residents of St. Thomas, yet the hardheaded Henry Lord, believing the water would never reach his home, refused to sell. It was a mistake that would cost him―and his family―dearly.

Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. Surprisingly, it also shows that, sometimes, you can go home again, as Little Henry returns to St. Thomas 60 years later, after Lake Mead recedes, to retrieve a treasure he left behind―and to fulfill a promise he made as a child.


24 Nov

A Jon Black Trunk Show

10:00 am to 04:00 pm Axel's Frame Shop & Gallery

One of our favorite jewelry designers is planning a trunk show at Axel's Gallery on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24th) from 10a-4p! This is a rare opportunity to see Jon's entire collection, which includes his limited edition gold and one-of-a-kind pieces. Stop in to meet him, to see his collection of incredible jewelry, and to show Santa what should be on his list!

24 Nov

Celebrating the Smalls

10:00 am to 04:00 pm Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop - 5 Stowe Street

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24th "Celebrating the Small: A Group Show" will open featuring artwork sized at 10" x 10" or smaller and priced at $100 or less. This is a great way to support artists while working on your growing art collection! Reminder: Art makes great gifts.

26 Nov

CIDER Monday!

09:30 am to 06:00 pm

We invite you to step away from the computer and come on down to Bridgeside Books for a cup of hot mulled cider, a Cold Hollow Cider Mill donut, and some good ol' fashioned customer service!

We enjoy recommending books and gifts for everyone on your list, plus we offer complimentary gift wrap! Keep it LOCAL!