Upcoming Events

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We are busy creating a schedule for the spring and summer months. Check back for updates, and be sure to sign up above to receive monthly emails keeping you in the know about what’s happening at the Galaxy!

Here’s a look at what’s ahead:


Saturday, April 29th: Indie Bookstore Day!


Join us and independent bookstores all over the country in celebrating these special places where we love to come and spend time, alone or gathered with others, sharing in the world of words, ideas, and stories that connect us all.

At The Galaxy Bookshop, we will feature the new paperback edition of My Bookstore, a collection of essays by well-known authors, written about the bookstores they love. We were honored to be included in this book in an essay by the late Howard Frank Mosher. All of our visitors on Indie Bookstore Day will be invited to share their bookstore stories on a roll of paper that will be displayed in the store afterward.

From 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., meet Kurt Staudter and Adam Krakowski, authors of 9781626194823Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution. Adam Krakowski is also the author of Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption.
The books detail our state’s long history of brewing and selling beer and spirits, facing numerous obstacles – including two periods of prohibition – along the way.  

Learn more about the national celebration at indiebookstoreday.com.


Tuesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Joni B. Cole, Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, Be Happier

Registration Required – $10 fee, may be applied to the purchase of a copy of Good Naked at the event.

Join author and teacher Joni B. Cole in this lively, interactive workshop that invites you to write from a “prompt” and share aloud your work for discussion and appreciation. These follow-up conversations will not only illuminate ways to nurture a more productive, positive creative process, but also highlight techniques for achieving powerful prose and poetry. Whether you consider yourself a writer, a wannabe, or simply an enthusiast for new experiences, this workshop will be well served by your participation.
Bring something to write on, and leave any self-doubts at the door.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7 p.m.: Poetry Reading with Dede Cummings
More information coming soon!
Tuesday, May 30th, 7 p.m.: Natalie Kinsey to read from Leland Kinsey’s Last Correspondence
9780998260495We are honored to host a reading of Leland Kinsey’s posthumously published poetry collection, Last Correspondence, by his sister Natalie Kinsey.
Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2015, Leland Kinsey kept writing even when a stem cell transplant confined him to a hospital bed. By spring, he was touring the state with his latest collection, the 2016 Green Writers Press title Galvanized. In the summer of 2016, Leland suffered a relapse from which he did not recover. In this collection of poems, written during the last years of his life, Leland told his publisher that he had done his best work yet.

Tuesday, June 13th, 7 p.m.: Bill Schubart, Lila & Theron


“Lila and Theron do not imagine themselves poor, nor do they covet what they don’t have. They are whole in themselves and on their land and progress impinges little on their lives.”

Award winning author and public radio commentator, Bill Schubart, first introduced us to Lila & Theron characters in his 2008 short story collection, The Lamoille Stories. After being influenced by William Faulkner’s acceptance speech on winning the Nobel Prize, he returns seven years later to finish their stories.

Join us in welcoming Bill Schubart for a reading and book signing from his new novel!


Tuesday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m. at Sterling College – Jeffrey Roberts, Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America’s Preserved Meats

9781603586603More details to come.





Tuesday, August 8th, 7 p.m.: Peter Gould, Horse Drawn Yogurt

More details to come.

Plus, look for more events featuring poets, novelists, food writers, and more as we fill out our 2017 schedule.