About Pleasant Street Books

Pleasant Street Books

Started in 1986 as a "mother - son" business by Ruthann and Harry "Sonny" Saul, PLEASANT STREET BOOKS has become a regional landmark of sorts.

Located in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont, along the Ottauquechee River, with an uninterrupted view across to Billings Farm and up to the hills of Pomfret, the book store is set in a red barn behind an 1840's brick house. With a reputation for discriminating taste, breadth of culture, and fine hand carved book cases, PLEASANT STREET BOOKS is one of the few remaining open book shops in New England where one can walk in and buy both good, inexpensive used books in a wide range of subjects as well as rare and valuable collectors' items.

The store - with occasional notable exceptions - has been primarily a one man operation since the death of Mrs. Saul in 2003. Over the years greeting cards, rare old newspapers, autographs, coins, ephemera, comics, and baseball cards have played a part in the business, but now - again with occasional notable exceptions - the concentration is on BOOKS.