You’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!
41 South Main Street, Hardwick, Vermont
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CLOSED Labor Day (September 2)
Book Spotlight – Mysteries
We recently co-hosted an event with Lyndon, Vermont author Charles Fergus, who spoke about his debut mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below. During his talk, he mentioned some of his favorite mystery authors, and afterward shared a whole list! Here are some of his recommended reads:
Arnaldur Indridason, an Icelander, especially The Silence of the Grave – great sense of place.
“Easy Rawlins” mysteries by Walter Mosley, especially the earlier ones.
Tony Hillerman’s mysteries set in Navajo land.
C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake novels, set in London during the reign of Henry VIII, in the 1500s.
James Lee Burke – great descriptions of the land and sky, awe-inspiring villains.
Peter May’s “Isle of Lewis” trilogy.
Magdalen Nabb’s “Marshall Guarnaccia” procedurals.
Take a Bookstore Road Trip!
Take a tour of Vermont’s independent bookstores! 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!