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2023 Bestsellers

Our bestseller list is unique to Hardwick, reflecting our customers' interest in local writing, regional flora and fauna, and nationally praised literature. This list represents our top 48, in order (Lynn Levine's Mammal Tracks & Scat and Vermont Almanac, Volume 4 round out the list, but are not available to purchase online.) 

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Brendan Buckley
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Eric Pope
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2023 IPNE Award Finalist, Genre Fiction With an engaging cast of characters, Granite Kingdom is a complex yet balanced look at the granite industry and newspaper business in rural Vermont in the early 1900s. It is 1910, and the northern Vermont village Granite Junction is the nation's largest supp ... Read More about
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Ann Patchett
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A Best in Fiction Book for 2023 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers. “Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than litera ... Read More about
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Barbara Kingsolver
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WINNER OF THE 2023 PULITZER PRIZE • WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION A New York Times "Ten Best Books of 2022" • An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller  "Demon is a voice for the ages— ... Read More about
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Kenneth M. Cadow
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A 2023 National Book Award FinalistA Michael L. Printz Honor Book "Arguably one of the finest novels of the year."—Booklist (starred review) A resourceful teenager in rural Vermont struggles to hold on to the family home while his mom recovers from addiction in this striking debut novel. Ian Gray is ... Read More about
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Nancy Price Graff
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Based on a true story, this tribute to everyday heroism doubles as a lyrical primer on how landscapes evolve. Long Pond—clear, reflective, and bent in the middle like a crooked finger—has been a source of joy and nourishment to a Vermont village for many years. But when a sudden late-summer storm ca ... Read More about
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Madeleine May Kunin
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In Madeleine Kunin’s second poetry collection, Walk With Me, the well-versed poet and three-term Vermont governor invites the audience to step into her world, to slow down and find new serenity in older age and unexpected love. Kunin explores the nuances of everyday moments that cultivate a bittersw ... Read More about
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Bonnie Garmus
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. • STREAM ... Read More about
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Abraham Verghese
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OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, followi ... Read More about
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not ... Read More about
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James McBride
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023 “A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blist ... Read More about
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Trevor Evans
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Our objective at Forestry Press is to provide the most accurate information on Vermont’s trees. This book includes only the trees that are native to Vermont’s forests or that were introduced and have since become part of Vermont’s forests. Imported landscape trees, except in cases where they have b ... Read More about
DOG MAN IS BACK! The highly anticipated new graphic novel in the #1 worldwide bestselling series starring everyone's favorite canine superhero by award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey! Piggy has returned, and his newest plot is his most diabolical yet. WHAT other new villains are on the h ... Read More about
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Shannon Bowring
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A NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From debut author Shannon Bowring comes a novel of small town America that Pulitzer-winner Richard Russo calls, "measured, wise, and beautiful." In most small towns, the private is also public. In the town of Dalton, one local makes an unthinkable decision that leaves t ... Read More about
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Heather Cox Richardson
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A New York Times Bestseller A vital and urgent call to action about the precarious state of American democracy, charting its historical challenges and current threats, from one of our era’s most important and insightful historians. “Magisterial.” –The Washington Post “An excellent primer for anyone ... Read More about
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A New York Times bestseller | Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment “Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal   “Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade Four sept ... Read More about
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A New York Times bestsellerA Washington Post bestsellerA Los Angeles Times bestsellerNamed a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary HubA Book Riot "Favorite Summer Read of 2020"A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questio ... Read More about
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Pádraig Ó. Tuama
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Expanding on the popular podcast of the same name from On Being Studios, Poetry Unbound offers immersive reflections on fifty powerful poems. In the tumult of our contemporary moment, poetry has emerged as an inviting, consoling outlet with a unique power to move and connect us, to inspire fury, tea ... Read More about
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Dave III Mance (Editor)
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The Almanac is organized by month, and provides a year’s worth of stories, data, illustrations, and photography. In this sense, Vermont Almanac frames time: when you’re wondering what year the forest tent caterpillar infestation was, or if deer season 2020 was the snowy one or the mild one, you’ll h ... Read More about
Stephen P. Kiernan
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From the critically acclaimed author of Universe of Two and The Baker’s Secret, a novel of hope, healing, and the redemptive power of art, set against the turmoil of post-World War II France and inspired by the life of Marc Chagall “[A] spellbinding fable of sanctuary, art, and recovery.” — Booklist ... Read More about
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Becky Chambers
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Winner of the Hugo Award!In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wi ... Read More about
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Sarah J. Maas
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The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about onl ... Read More about
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Rebecca Yarros
Current price: $29.99
A #1 New York Times bestseller • Optioned for TV by Amazon Studios • Amazon Best Books of the Year, #4 • Apple Best Books of the Year 2023 • Barnes & Noble Best Fantasy Book of 2023 • NPR “Books We Love” 2023 • Audible Best Books of 2023 • Hudson Book of the Year • Google Play Best Books of 2023 ... Read More about
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Melany Kahn
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“Mason Goes Mushrooming captures the wonderful experience of mushroom hunting, a magic that touches both children and adults.”  —Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia and the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook This first-of-its kind foraging story, Mason Goes Mushrooming takes us on a woodland treasur ... Read More about
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Sydney Lea
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Retrospective of a long life and already inimitable career in poetry, Sydney Lea’s What Shines asserts and asks in equal measure. In older age, Lea affirms the luster of fruit long labored for: a resilient and happy marriage; the rewards of parenthood and, later, grandchildren; a profound intimacy w ... Read More about
Anthony Doerr
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On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington ... Read More about
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Michael Tougias
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Good Night Vermont features sugar shacks, snowboarding, Lake Champlain, dairy farms, wildlife, fishing, hiking and camping, rock climbing, country stores, mountain biking, and more. This sugary sweet board book will have children jumping for joy as they tour the scenic state of Vermont and visit som ... Read More about
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Gesine Bullock-Prado
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An instant New York Times bestseller Vermont—arguably the OG farm-to-table state—is celebrated through 100+ recipes and stories from celebrated pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado. When Gesine Bullock-Prado left her Hollywood life in 2004 and moved to Vermont, she fell in love with the Green Mountain S ... Read More about
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWAR ... Read More about
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A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride—the wildest—down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles across Peru ... Read More about
What if society looked at addiction without judgement? Unstitched shares the powerful story of one librarian’s quest to understand the impact of addiction fed by stigma and inevitable secrecy. The opioid epidemic has hit people in communities large and small and across all socio-economic classes. Wh ... Read More about
Amy Timberlake
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Learn how Skunk and Badger first became roommates before embarking on their latest adventure, Egg Marks the Spot! A Best Book of 2020: People * Kirkus Reviews * Booklist  * School Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * Shelf Awareness for Readers * New York Public Library * Chicago Public Library *  ... Read More about
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The best of Vermont, from the kitchens of Simon Pearce and King Arthur to the fields of local farms. The picturesque Green Mountain State is known for its maple syrup, stunning peaks, and undeniable farm-to-table spirit. Truly the core of Vermont’s community, independent farms and agricultural diver ... Read More about
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"A thrilling, transportative adventure that is everything promised–Chakraborty's storytelling is fantasy at its best." -- R.F. Kuang, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel and The Poppy War "An exhilarating, propulsive adventure, stitched from the threads of real history, Amina’s adventures ... Read More about
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Sophie Blackall
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Two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall invites readers to peek through windows that shine like real glass on this lavish book’s cover, and explore the dollhouse-like world of a beloved farmhouse where twelve children were born and raised. Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering strea ... Read More about
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAgatha Award Winner for Best Contemporary Novel Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the eighteenth book in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's beloved series. It’s spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything burie ... Read More about
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David McPhail
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This is the story of a little dog who had difficulties with cats, until the day that everything changed. Truffle, a small dog, was born and raised on a farm, where he was put in charge of keeping the rats out of the barn, and the badgers out of the fields. Truffle enjoyed his work, and he took pride ... Read More about
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Joyce Slayton Mitchell
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More than “the good old days,” destined only for the memoir and history-buff markets;  more than the “community-building” market to describe America’s fall from working and playing together books, Landmark Memories tells stories, vignettes, really, of a Vermont village. Describing the school, the li ... Read More about
Louise Penny
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Read the series that inspired Three Pines on Prime Video. In Still Life, bestselling author Louise Penny introduces Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec.Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec ... Read More about
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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms—a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library—from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visuall ... Read More about
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Richard Russo
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Empire Falls returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and to the characters that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers in his beloved best sellers Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool. “Sumptuous, spirited . . . ... Read More about
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Emily Henry
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“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen Hoover An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ Parade ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ ... Read More about
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TJ Klune
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A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!A 2021 Alex Award winner!The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!An Indie Next Pick!One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies” Lambda Literary Award-winning aut ... Read More about
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Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro
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Demigods Nico di Angelo and Will Solace must endure the terrors of Tartarus to rescue an old friend in this thrilling adventure co-written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan and award-winning author Mark Oshiro. Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Nico and Will have a book of their own! ... Read More about
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Jon Klassen
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A #1 New York Times bestseller!A Kirkus Book Prize Finalist!A New York Times Best Children’s Chapter Book the Year A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year Caldecott Medalist and New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre treat for folkta ... Read More about
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Vermont Almanac,
Current price: $30.00
Anyone who lives and works in rural Vermont, or who has a deep sense of connection to this place, will appreciate this authentic collection of stories, profiles, history, facts, tips, and just plain interesting information. At 288 pages, there’s a year’s worth of enjoyment inside, as Volume I chroni ... Read More about
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Helen Kinsey
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An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Book. The drama of this unbelievable but true story is enhanced by Ted Rand’s stunning illustrations. In June 1783, three-year-old Sarah Whitcher wanders into the woods and disappears. For three long days, friends and neighbors search fruitlessly for her. Then a stranger ... Read More about
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