Two States, One Community

In spite of the sad decision by B&N to not renew the Dartmouth Bookstore’s lease, bookselling is alive and well in the Upper Valley! Hanover and Norwich are towns in different states but we share a school district and folks from the entire Upper Valley take advantage of the many retail and cultural offerings on both sides of the river. 

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The Norwich Bookstore has been quietly yet enthusiastically serving the region for 24 years and I been pondering why Dan Mackie’s column in the Valley News on October 20th, “A Bookstore is Essential to The Valley” and much else that has been recently published neglected to acknowledge that we - and several other locally owned bookstores - are here. 

If you have visited the store, you know about the two floors of thoughtfully chosen books and other treasures we offer. If you get our newsletter, you have read about the hundreds of events we host or sponsor every year. 

Maybe Norwich seems distant even though we are less than 2 miles from the Dartmouth Green! The village of Norwich has rich and varied retail offerings: Dan and Whits and the shops in the Norwich Square: gifts, wine, yarn, a cafe - and parking is free. Please stop by and bring a friend from across the river.

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