5031 Main Street-  Village Square, across from TD Bank
Waitsfield, Vermont  05673  USA

 since 1977, the Mad River Valley’s family book shop

10-6 daily    12-5 Sunday in season

802 496 2022 voice    also fax
(public fax  24/7, reasonable fee)

email to rayfieldvt@aol.com

free  WIFI wireless access- 24/7
password is waitsfieldbooks

Books on all subjects. Strong sections of childrens, young adult, fiction, nature, cooking, and home/architecture, local authors, and Vermont

Video rental- see title list on Video page- over 5000 movies
$2 for two or three nights.  No late fees.

 Maps, cards, puzzles-  we used to carry music, now we rent movies

Watch batteries– expertly replaced. 20 years experience.  Minor repairs, and spring bars to put your band back on. Links removed to adjust metal and plastic bands.
And iPhone batteries too. And car key fobs.  Altimeters, alarm clocks. 

Lionel trains (NFS) run on request.  Denver Zephyr and a very long Union Pacific freight.
Bring in your Lionel train to run on our 240 feet of track.

History  The Tempest opened to replace the branch of the Vermont Book Shop
by Oliver and Tanya Haskard (Rick’s stepfather and mother) in 1977.
Rick took over in 1986, and Tanya and Oliver stayed on until 1994.
Oliver passed away Oct 10, 2014.  Read his poetry at www.OliverHaskard.Wordpress.com

Rick and Holliday Rayfield are current proprietors.  Daughters include Rikki, Murilla, Sophie, and Miranda.  Rick has a PhD in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Chicago.  He taught at  Roosevelt University, Norwich University, and St Joseph College (W Hartford CT).   He builds computer interfaces for exercise physiology and psychology labs.  Holliday is an MD specializing in psychiatry in private practice outside the Valley.

The Tempest was the first book shop in Vermont to have Books in Print on CD (1987, on a 10 MB hard drive), and continues to use current technology to find and deliver just the right book at the right price for customers.  The Tempest is the  only book shop we know to have had a clothing-optional book signing (for Jim Cunningham’s Nudity and Christianity.)

We have a some used books for sale to benefit local food shelf or in specialized sections.  Mostly new books, though some are great old books.

The Tempest will special order  new and used books- out of print, or in-print- with expertise and experience.  Let us help you.