Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, March 20th, 7 p.m.: Poetry “Round Robin,” with Headlining Poet Susan Sanders

Behind these hillsCalling on local poets! We invite you to join Susan Sanders for a special evening of poetry. Susan Sanders and artist Maelily Robinson will read from Sanders’ book, Behind These Hills, containing poems written by Sanders and her late daughter, Jessica Sicely. Following their reading, we will open up the floor to the audience. This open reading will be done “round robin” style, where each person will have a chance to read one poem. If time allows, we’ll keep going around the circle and everyone will get a second (maybe even a third) chance to read.


Saturday, March 24th, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Peggy Shinn
at The Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s Touring Center


Meet Peggy Shinn, author of World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team and talk with her about the athletes who inspired her book.
This is a really special event, taking place in the midst of the SuperTour Finals at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, while most (if not all!) of the U.S. Nordic Olympians will be on the premises!
We will have exclusive, skier signed copies of Peggy Shinn’s book available for purchase! 



Thursday, April 5, 9 a.m.: Breakfast Book Club
At the Hardwick Village Restaurant

9781101973486Join our Breakfast Book Club at the diner! Treat yourself to a fresh baked muffin and coffee and settle in to discuss this month’s pick: Celine, by Peter Heller. You aren’t required to have read the book before the meeting, and we’ll welcome discussion of other works by this author.
Please RSVP by calling or emailing us (802-472-5533 or galaxybookgals@gmail.com) so that we can arrange seating ahead of time.



Tuesday, April 17th, 7 p.m.: Daniel Lusk & Angela Patten


Poets Daniel Lusk and Angela Patten will visit The Galaxy Bookshop to read from their recent works. Daniel Lusk’s latest collection, The Shower Scene from Hamlet, is the debut publication of Maple Tree Editions. Angela Lusk is the author of three poetry collections, including In Praise of Usefulness, and a memoir, High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood.



Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30 p.m.: “Writing for Pantsers” Workshop
with Annalisa Parent

cover-for-ebook-380x582What is a Pantser??

Briefly put, a panster is someone who writes by the seat of his pants (or briefs, if you’re that kind of guy. Hey, no judgments here.) He–or she –is the writer who, like Spock and Bones, goes “where no man has gone before:” the unchartered territory of a novel without an outline. Scary? Sure. An adventure? Always.
Join author and teacher Annalisa Parent for a workshop for every writer who needs help creating some order in their writing life while still embracing the “seat of your pants” style of writing.



Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events:
More information to come

  • Saturday, April 28th, Independent Bookstore Day!
  • Tuesday, May 1st, 7 p.m., Robin MacArthur
  • Tuesday, May 8th, 7 p.m., Sue Halpern
  • Tuesday, June 12th, 7 p.m., Neil Shepard
  • Tuesday, June 19th, 7 p.m., Daphne Kalmar – Book Launch!
  • Tuesday, June 26th, 7 p.m., Reeve Lindbergh
  • Tuesday, August 14th, 7 p.m., David Hinton & Jody Gladding