Rivendell Books to merge with Bear Pond Books in April 2015

Article published Jan 13, 2015
Montpelier bookstores to consolidate
MONTPELIER — Rivendell Books will be merging into Bear Pond Books, the owners of the two stores have announced, with the process expected to be complete by March 31.

According to a news release, Rivendell Books’ inventory will be moved to Bear Pond Books.

The stores are near each other on Montpelier’s Main Street. Claire Benedict and her husband, Rob Kasow, purchased Rivendell Books in 2002 and Bear Pond Books in 2006.

Some changes to the store layout at Bear Pond are planned, which go along with upgrades already in the works for the second floor Children’s Room using a recently awarded grant from author James Patterson, according to the release. Both projects should be complete at the same time, and Benedict said she expects minimal disruption for shoppers during the transition.