Mystery on Main Street

bookmark1Mystery on Main Street is a unique bookshop near the borders of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and located in southern Vermont. The focus is on Mystery (yes, that is a capital M). 

Covering the mystery scene from Dickens and Conan Doyle to Connelly and Lehane, here you can discover new authors and new series or unearth that hard-to-find book you’ve been looking for.

Our hours: Daily 10 a.m- 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Wednesday. Or give us a call at 802-258-2211.

We'll Track It Down

If your book can’t be found in-store (or here online), we can custom-order most books on the market, even if it’s not a mystery. And check out the large number of regional mystery writers to be found, including Archer Mayor, Amy Patricia Meade, Sarah Stewart Taylor and Jennifer McMahon.

Browse our shelves for your next book or cozy up on a couch and begin your reading adventure. 

goreyYes, There is More

We also offer the latest in nonfiction and a variety of graphic novels. You'll find gift items, reproductions of vintage Hollywood posters, art prints, note cards, games and, for the whimsical, jewelry authorized by the Edward Gorey estate. Mystery on Main Street offers the largest collection of Gorey merchandise in the area.


Mystery Events

Throughout the year, we welcome authors, local, national and international, to speak in the shop. We hold workshops on mystery writing, CSI, suspense and mystery-related topics. We will be posting upcoming events on this site soon, but for the most up-to-date information be sure to visit our facebook page. Click here or on the little facebook "f" below to get there.


119 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT | 802-258-2211 | Thank you for visiting Mystery on Main Street Bookstore. We are a small, independent, brick and mortar shop that specializes in mystery, crime and suspense fiction. Our hours are: Daily 10 a.m- 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Wednesday. Or give us a call at 802-258-2211.