Welcome!

sitting areaYou’ve found your way to The Galaxy Bookshop, a proudly independent bookstore located in downtown Hardwick, Vermont. We are believers in the written word, the power of stories and the importance of community. We believe that books are integral to all aspects of life, and we are honored to play a role in putting books into the hands of readers.

The Galaxy Bookshop carries a broad, hand-picked selection of books in all genres, for all ages, as well as a just as carefully chosen variety of cards, toys, puzzles, and literary-themed gifts. Browse our website to get to know us or, better yet, stop in and visit us when you’re in the area!

Located at 41 South Main Street in Hardwick, Vermont

Store Hours: Open Sundays, through Christmas

Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day


We now sell e-books and digital audiobooks!

Download the “My Must Reads” app (available through any app store)  to your e-reader, tablet, or smart phone, and dig in! Some free downloads are available on the homepage to get you started.


Holiday gift suggestions at your fingertips

Take a look through the New England Independent Booksellers Holiday Catalog. We also have paper copies in the store, for those of you who love to dog-ear, circle, and leave gift ideas in prominent places around the house.

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VT Bookstore passport mapHave you picked up your Vermont Bookstore Passport yet?

Take a tour of Vermont’s independent bookstores this summer! Pick up a passport at The Galaxy Bookshop (or any of the other 20 participating stores) and be sure to get it stamped at each stop. No purchase is necessary. There are prizes for visiting 5, 10, 15, or all 20 stores. (But, really, isn’t the reward in experiencing each of our stores’ unique settings and selections of books?) We look forward to seeing stamped passports come through our shop and hearing about your favorite bookstore visits!