Summer Reading Programs 2016

Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC) 

Join us for our second annual MGBC! Led by Vermont Book Shop bookseller, this book group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend.  Meetings are held in the bookstore, and pizza is served. Come to one or all three! 

Email to RSVP or for more information.  ​

Book club books can be purchased at store (10% discount on paperbacks, 20% on hardcover), but book purchase is not required. 

Wednesdays, 5 - 6 p.m.
June 29 - All the Answers by Kate Messner (signed bookmarks & signed book plates!!)
July 6 - The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
July 13 - Another Kind of Hurricane, with VERY SPECIAL GUEST author Tamara Ellis Smith !!


CLUB READ is back for another summer! Pick up a Club Read card & book review template, then read, write & share your book reviews!

For kids, ages 6 - 16, who have ever read a book that was so amazing you had to tell all your friends “you’ve GOT to read this!”? 10 (qualifying*) reviews get you a $20 gift card! Starts June 13, 2016. 

*Qualifying reviews will meet Book Review Guidelines as outlined on Club Read book review template, available at bookstore. For ages 6 - 16. Program runs June 13 - Sept. 1, 2016

Find Waldo Local

Where’s Waldo? In Middlebury, of course. Back by popular demand! Elusive book character creates summertime fun to support the shop local movement. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Middlebury!” passport at the Vermont Book Shop and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. See full details on the passport!


Young Adult Book Club (YABC) 

Please contact Jenny Lyons via EMAIL if you'd like to join YABC! With interest, we would start a monthly book discussion group. You can be a young adult or just enjoy reading young adult books. Let me know!




All the Answers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681190204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - April 19th, 2016

The Real Boy Cover Image
By Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062015082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - February 3rd, 2015

Another Kind of Hurricane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553511932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 14th, 2015

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