Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. – Patty Crane

BIWTJoin us in welcoming local poet Patty Crane for a reading from her new book of poetry, Bell I Wake To. The poems in this volume create a sacred space honoring seasons, generations, the body, and every living creature the poet comes across. 
Crane lives part of the year in Craftsbury, Vermont.

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. 
Former Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea will visit The Galaxy Bookshop for a reading from his newest collection, Here.
In his thirteenth book of poetry, Lea gives voice to the deep connection between human life and the natural world as well as their fragility and transience. Here  is a title, but it’s also a statement, an incantation and affirmation: “Let’s chant it throughout the year,” Lea writes, “like so much birdsong: we’re here we’re here we’re here.”
*This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date.


Saturday, November 30 – Small Business Saturday 
and Holiday Storytime!
Plus: Wetland, Woodland, Wildland book signing by Eric Sorenson


Skip the craziness of Black Friday, and join us in kicking off the official start of the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday!

At The Galaxy Bookshop, you’ll find treats, door prizes, sales, and our undying gratitude for your choice to shop locally! While you’re in downtown Hardwick, be sure to visit our neighbor retailers and restaurants.

10:30 a.m.: Join us for a Christmas themed storytime! We will read the classic picture books How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express. All guests will take home a fun storytime activity packet.


11:00 a.m.: Meet Eric Sorenson, ecologist and co-author of Wetland, Woodland, Wildland, now available in its expanded Second Edition! We’ve had customers chomping at the bit for this title since before it’s re-release was announced. Subtitled “A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont,” this is so much more in-depth than your average wildlife identification guide, and best of all, it focuses on the wildlife right here in our region. Eric will join us on Small 9780977251735Business Saturday to answer questions and sign copies of the new book.


Launched by American Express in 2009, Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday shopping tradition that brings together communities in support of their favorite small businesses.



Thursday, December 5, 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast Book Club discusses Broken Wing

9780996267632 Join the Breakfast Book Club for a discussion of David Budbill’s final work, the contemplative winter novel Broken Wing.

There is no commitment required to join the Breakfast Book Club – drop-ins are welcome!