One of the best independent bookstores in the country has to be Northshire Books in Manchester, Vermont. We made several trips during our stay, including one to outfit Tiny G from the Zutano boutique upstairs in the children’s department. (Zutano is a Vermont company that makes crazy cute baby clothes.) You could lose hours browsing the stacks. And the store itself and gardens couldn’t be more picturesque. Check out some of the flowers in the Northshire garden:
Perhaps my favorite aspect of Northshire Bookstore is the Spiral Press Cafe, located in back of the bookstore. The pastries and cakes are pretty, and pretty delicious.
During our stay, in the mornings I jogged (okay “slogged” – slow jog) several miles into town and Tiny G and his daddy would drive in to pick me up and grab a cup of coffee and one of these maple corn muffins. I am not exaggerating when I say that it is the BEST. MUFFIN. EVER.