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One thing I used to enjoy is watching BookTV on Cable TV on the weekends.  Book-TV highlights non-fiction authors, and the events take place all over the country. It is no longer shown on our local Comcast cable- but the shows are available online at

All of these books are listed on our website - cut and paste the book title or isbn# (starting with 978) into the Book Search box. It will tell you if we have the book on hand in Village Square Booksellers, or if it is available at our distributors. We order twice a week, with most books coming in the next day. Items can be picked up at the bookstore or we can ship them out.      Podcasts of previous broadcasts

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Pat Fowler has been involved in Bellows Falls Middle School's 21c afterschool program, both as a member of the Advisory Board an as a volunteer Instructor, holding a book club. 

Village Square Booksellers has held Book Fair in our Elementary School and Middle School for several years. The students visit the library to prepare their wish lists during the day. During the book fair, parents and other relatives can visit the school during the Open House to make their purchases. The Book Fair benefits the school's Library or PTO who have helped organize the event. I enjoyed seeing the students- many of whom recognize me from reading aloud oin their classroom or from the Saxtons River Winter Sports Program - Alan used to volunteer for skiing at Okemo, I helped with the Cross Country and snow shoeing programs.

All of our schools have students taking the NECAP tests. The Bellows Falls Union High School School and Community Relations Committee had a project to feed a snack to all of the students before test prep and a full breakfast for the juniors on testing days. We solicited donations from area businesses to help pay for the food and some of us worked on snack preparations (stuffing bags with milk, fruit, bagels & cream cheese in our case- Alan & I both volunteered to stuff the 300+ bags). members of the committee help serve at one of the breakfast meals during the week.  Village Square Booksellers donated apples from Saxtons River Apples and Orange Juice and yogurts for one of the breakfast. Many of the committee and school board members donated items, or volunteered to help bag the snacks or serve breakfast, including Jan Mitchell-Love, Dave Clark, Jack Bryar, Laurie Rowell, Joe & Hope Brissette.

Pat read at Central and Saxtons River School's breakfast program for about six years and has read in various classes at Saxtons River, Central, Westminster, and North Walpole Schools. Alan has taped the school board meetings for FACTV.

If you would like to have Pat read aloud to your class, contact her at 802-463-9404.  She also has a Winnie the Pooh costume and can read aloud in costume. Winnie can also help out at reading challenge award ceremonies, etc.

Current Clubs:

Our Monthly Book Clubs meet in the store to discuss a contemporary or topical work of fiction or non-fiction.

  • Morning
    • May Pick: Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
    • Next Meeting: May 24th, 10-12pm


Welcome to Village Square Bookseller's  "e-commerce-enabled" website. You can research books on our site, & you'll see if we have the book in stock.  1-5 days delivery time = available at our distributors

Books can be picked up at the store, with all payments made at the store as usual.  So there's no reason to worry about putting your credit card number online for local pickups. If you do want to have a book shipped to you, you can place an order and enter your credit card info on our SSL-secured payment system. 

Direct-to-home system: Books can be ordered & paid for in the store, books can be shipped to a friend or family-member out of town.  It can even be gift-wrapped!

We will sell our paper notecard gift certificates in the bookstore.

Left Sidebar: Book Search Tools for book & e-books. From Our Store - Staff Info & Picks, Gallery Info. Affiliate Program- link to our site & earn 5% commission! Village Square Booksellers News -our Blog.  Map & Directions. Kobo e-Books- sign up from our home page to ensure that Village Square Booksellers receives the commission)  Download to your Computer, IPad, Ipod Touch, IPhone, Android device, Nook, Sony Reader...

Right sidebar: Shopping Cart. Calendar - events in our bookstore and in our local community. 

Welcome Page: Indie Bestsellers: books on the Indie Bestsellers List - those are the books on our display table in front of the store. Indie Next List - books on the current handout available in the bookstore.

Footer: Join and Become a Fan of Village Square Booksellers! We also have a Facebook Fan page.

There's a host of menus to search through- Book Suggestions, Events, Literary Awards, Local Organizations, VSB Links, Vermont Authors, New Hampshire Authors an Barge Charters. We will be adding new pages, especially on local authors, on a regular basis. 

I'm always learning how to use our new American Bookseller's Association "Drupal" site.  It's a Content Management System, so it can be accessed by our staff from any computer utilizing a web browser. As time goes by we'll continue to learn more about it and add new features. 

Go ahead and create an account. And be sure to email us if you have some book suggestions - favorite authors you'd like us to highlight, or topics we should cover.

That's all for now.

Keep reading...

Pat Fowler 



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