Sign up for Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC)!
This summer book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will read three fun, engaging books, and then have book club meetings! Three weekly meetings, Wednesdays in July, July 11, 18 & 25, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Read the book prior to the meeting and come to discuss! We'll eat fabulous Nino's pizza and talk about the book we just read. Come to one or all three! Books to be determined.
If all goes as planned, Vermont, born and raised, author Lindsey Stoddard will be here (at one of the meetings to be determined) to discuss her new book JUST LIKE JACKIE! Just Like Jackie has appeared on some great book lists, like the Indies Introduce and the Indies Next TOP TEN. It also received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly!
Book club meetings will held in the bookstore and guided by Jenny, a Vermont Book Shop bookseller. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information. Book club books can be purchased at store (20% discount), but book purchase is not required.
Young Adult Book Club (YABC) ? Please contact Jenny Lyons via EMAIL if you'd like to form a YABC! With interest, we could start a monthly book discussion group or do a summer program like MGBC. You can be a young adult or just enjoy reading young adult books. Let me know!
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 (38 Main Street) or at Ollie's Other Place (13 Washington Street, right next to Middlebury Bagel & Deli) and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. See full details on the passport!
Reading Without Walls
To spread appreciation and understanding of others, Reading Without Walls challenges readers to:
- Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
- Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
- Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.
Try the bingo-style #readingwithoutwalls challenge! Download your playing board HERE