Bear Pond Books




An award-winning independent bookstore in downtown Montpelier, VT since 1973, Bear Pond Books sells new and used books, children's books, and literary gifts for all ages.


From recent additions to the New York Times Best Sellers List to literary works, non-fiction, educational texts, children's books and old favorites, Bear Pond Books has in stock thousands of books to suit all ages and genres.


Bear Pond Books Hosts Vermont Authors

Bear Pond Books hosts frequent book readings and signings by Vermont authors, including M. T. Anderson, author of books for children, teens and adults, Poet David Budbill and many others. For more information regarding upcoming events please visit our website.


Join a Book Club

Enjoy a 15% discount on Book Club picks. Drop-ins are welcome to join monthly meetings and discussion.

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Store Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bear Pond Books

77 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, Phone: (802) 229-0774

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