Vermont diners fill more than hunger

Erin McCormick

WILMINGTON- Join Bartleby’s Books for an event with Erin McCormick, author of “Classic Diners of Vermont,” on Saturday, February 9, at 4 pm.  This reading, discussion and signing is part of downtown Wilmington’s “Apres Ski Starts at 3” series of events every Saturday during the month of February.  
In the land of mountains, milk, and maple syrup, community is culture. Whether driving through college towns, along rural country roads or down bustling city streets, the historic diners you’ll find are integral to the communities they serve. Over time, Vermont diners have remained gathering places for regulars, locals, and travelers alike. So much more than just eateries, places like the Blue Benn, Chelsea Royal and the Country Girl Diner are where strangers become friends, where generations learn to understand one another, and where simpler times are celebrated. Hear the stories of diner owners and their regulars.
McCormick reveals how Vermont’s diner culture came to be. She is a Vermont enthusiast who travels the state to discover the best of the best in Vermont-all from a local’s perspective. She runs the popular blog “Travel Like a Local: Vermont” (, where she highlights restaurants, inns, breweries, boutiques, hikes, swimming holes, scenic views, and, now, Vermont’s best classic eateries-all to showcase the special place that is Vermont. When she’s not road-tripping (or eating her way) across the Green Mountain State, She is a Vermont realtor and a marketer for Vermont businesses. She lives in Colchester with her beau, Nick, and two rescue dogs, Sally and Buford.
Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main Street in historic downtown Wilmington and is open daily 10 am to 6 pm.  For more information contact the store at (802) 464-5425 or visit

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
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