December 10, 2016 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Members of the Gossamer Stone Poets Group are bringing the joyful tradition of “The Poet Is In” to our community. If you would like a poem written just for you, all you have to do is present yourself at The Poet Is In booth, and one of the poets will write it, “write” then and there, in that inspired moment! You’ll get it printed out at the store on paper fit for a frame or a keepsake. The 5¢ Lucy…
December 18, 2016 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Bring your littles to Northshire Bookstore on Sunday at 11 am for a special holiday reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and treats for all the Whoville visitors! The “Grinch” himself will pop in for a special visit and fun photo opp.
December 22, 2016 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
All Aboard! The Children’s Department at Northshire Bookstore invites all little ones to wear their jammies and bring their parents for to a cozy evening with a reading of The Polar Express and visit from Santa Claus! Hot cocoa and a treat will be provided to all Polar Express passengers.
January 6, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Spend an evening with local author Melissa O'Brien and The Accidental Pastor; a collection of essays and photographs chronicling her journey -- from childhood in upstate New York, through accident, divorce, alcoholism, motherhood and mid-life dating, all the way to the pulpit of the Pawlet Community Church, the last place she ever thought she'd end up. An opportunity to engage with the author and her work at Northshire Bookstore on Friday night.
January 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Do you worry about our planet, with its environmental crises, global warming, widespread violence, and global poverty? Do you feel powerless to change your life and impact your world? What in the World Is Going On? reframes these crises as invitations to open our minds and hearts to a new awareness of our fundamental interdependence with all beings. With breathtaking optimism, it offers courage and hope to all who hold the world in their hearts and grieve. There is a…
January 14, 2017 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Bestselling novelist Julia Alvarez's new picture book is a beautifully crafted poem for children that gently addresses the emotional side of death. The book asks, "When somebody dies, where do they go?" Do they go where the wind goes when it blows? ... Do they wink back at me when I wish on a star? Do they whisper, 'You're perfect, just as you are'? ..." Illustrated by Vermont woodcut artist, Sabra Field, Where Do They Go? is a beautiful and…
January 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck". Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, twenty-four-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an eighteen-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After ten hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same. In this brutally honest and surprisingly funny…
January 21, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies is a collection of the most notable mountaineering disasters and near-disasters in history. Exhaustively researched by two of the most respected authorities on mountaineering history, the book is structured in a unique way: Longer recitations in chronological order followed by a group of briefer narratives, which all offer an intimate glimpse into the worst case-scenarios high altitude adventure can offer.
January 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
January 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Chris Bohjalian is the author of eighteen books, including The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; The Double Bind; and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers).
January 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren. Her work has been included in Best American Travel Writing, and she is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother and, in collaboration with the photographer Vivian Cherry, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: The Miracle of our Continuance. Kate divides her time between Ireland and Vermont.
February 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for a presentation from Dave Wedge, national columnist and co-author of Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy, the book upon which the recently released movie Patriot's Day starring Mark Whalberg was based on. About the Author Dave Wedge is a best-selling author and writer based in Boston. A Boston College graduate, he writes for VICE and was an award-winning investigative reporter at the Boston Herald for 14 years. He has also written for Esquire, Newsweek, THUMP and…
February 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
A brilliantly imagined novel about a fourteen year old girl of peculiar upbringing who becomes entwined in the lives of a neighboring family. It is a rare novel whose story and astonishing writing style grab me on the very first page. This is the work of an amazing talent. — Stan Hynds (Buyer - Northshire Bookstore) Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige…
February 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and her latest book: The Fifth Petal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women's Fiction Festival's Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists Colony's Strand Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival's award for Best Fiction. Her…
February 11, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for a special story-time with author Charles Norris-Browne as he reads from his new book Did Tiger Take the Rain? which is a fun and educational tale about different cultures and our vanishing rain forests. In a Tharu village in the Nepal terai, it has been uncommonly hot and dry. One day, a tiger comes. People run away in fear. The villagers think it is a bad omen and that the tiger has taken the rain. Best friends…
February 11, 2017 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Back by popular demand! Fans of The Moth; True Stories Told Live, you'll love this event! Join us for a second evening of storytelling presented by The Rumpus! and Northshire Bookstore as some of our areas best come together for a night of entertainment. Just a few of the talented storytellers who will be participating are Michael Kingsbury, Forest Byrd, Kevin Gallagher, Jenn Hall and Judi Thompkins . This event is free but space may be limited and reservations are…
February 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for an evening with author Richard Mason as he presents his newest novel Who Killed Piet Barol? A haunting, gloriously imagined novel by the acclaimed author of History of a Pleasure Seeker ( a classic The Washington Post), set in early twentieth-century colonial Cape Town, and a forest full of witch doctors, stingless bees, and hungry leopards. It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol was a tutor before he came to South Africa,…
February 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
“Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America,” according to The Daily Beast, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery. These ten stories ring with voices belonging to–among others–English Arctic explorers in one of history’s most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on…
February 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for an evening of culinary inspiration as renowned chef Evan Mallet presents his new book, Black Trumpet, featuring more than 250 innovative recipes that respect and transcend regional food traditions. The basis of great cooking has always been the creative use of fresh, seasonal ingredients whether the kitchen is at home or in a high-end restaurant. At the renowned Black Trumpet restaurant, located in the historic seacoast city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Chef Evan Mallett and his staff…
February 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
This event has been postponed. New date TBD. Please check back for details. On Saturday, February 25th please join us for a presentation given by Grace Initiative. (The Initiative for Governance, Reconciliation, Agriculture and Coexistence). This presentation will be an overview of the retreat that took place here in Manchester in the fall of 2016. the G-77 Retreat in Vermont: A Discourse on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Sustainable and Resilient Communities. Grace Initiative is a registered Vermont non-profit that…
March 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for a presentation from memoirist Eve Schaub, as she shares the story of her year-long battle with clutter. Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can't bring herself to part with:…
March 4, 2017 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Interested in drawing comics? Bookmaking? How about both?! Vermont cartoonist Jon Chad will share some cartooning tips, talk about his process for drawing his newest graphic novel Volcanoes: Fire and Life, and lead participants through a bookmaking activity where everyone will make their own minicomic! This event is free. Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont. After completing the BFA Sequential Art program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, he moved back to White River Junction, Vermont,…
March 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for an evening with Andrew Forsthoefel as he presents his new book Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time. Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. It was the greatest privilege and blessing of his life. He now facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution.…
March 11, 2017 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Kids! Storytime with author Eugene Doyle and her new book Sleep Tight Farm. A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and…
March 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
The Attica Turkey Shoot tells a story that New York State did not want you to know. In 1971, following a prison riot at the Attica Correctional Facility, state police and prison guards slaughtered thirty-nine hostages and inmates and tortured more than one thousand men after they had surrendered. State officials pretended that they could not successfully prosecute the law officers who perpetrated this carnage, and then those same officials scurried for shelter when a prosecutor named Malcolm Bell exposed…
March 22, 2017 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Staff Reviews 62 million girls are not in school. Tanya Lee Stone digs deep into gender inequality with personal and inspiring stories of girls persevering against remarkable odds to gain an education. A fantastic primer for girls wanting to make a difference in the world. — Martha Cornwell Tanya Lee Stone has received many awards and honors for her books, including an NAACP Image Award for Courage Has No Color, a Robert F. Sibert Medal for Almost Astronauts, and a…
March 24, 2017 @ 7:00am-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for a special Open Studio Night with local Vermont folk artist Vicki Lynn Bowden. Vicki's Americana art is a unique slice of the New England experience reflecting the charm and nostalgia of years past. Her work showcases the history, traditions, folklore, artifacts and culture of New England in traditional folk art. Some say Vicki's paintings are painted in a style very similar to Currier & Ives, and Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses.
March 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental…
March 26, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
We are VERY excited to welcome Kelly Jensen to Northshire Bookstore to present her newest book Here We Are. Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You've come to the right place. Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to…
April 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In honor of National Poetry Month we invite you to a special evening filled with art, music, and poetry. Enjoy wine and cheese while perusing the beautiful artwork of local author Vicki Bowden, whose art has been called similar in style to Currier & Ives, and Anna Mary Robertston "Grandma" Moses".
April 4, 2017 @ 6:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII, Russell presents a compelling and authoritative biography that sheds new light on Catherine’s rise and downfall. The broad outlines of her sixteen month career as King Henry VIII’s fifth wife might be familiar, but her story until now has been incomplete.
April 5, 2017 @ 6:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on…
April 7, 2017 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only kinder and gentler). PRICE OF ADMISSION: Anyone who buys a copy of The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published gets to attend a FREE Webinar, a $100 value!!! Of those purchasing a ticket, 20 will be chosen at random to pitch their book to the judges and audience. Note: This event is free to those who attend as spectators only, however, seats will be reserved first for ticket holders. Get your ticket…
April 8, 2017 @ 10:00am-2:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
It is the greatest time in history to be a writer. The barrier to publishing has been torn down and now anyone can get published. But to get published successfully is a whole other matter. Eckstut and Sterry take you through the entire publishing process. This step-by-step, soups-to-nuts workshop will remove the smoke and mirrors from the murky world of publishing and give writers a compass and map to a successfully published book. Buy your tickets here. Topics covered include:…
April 9, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Craig Carlson was the last person anyone would expect to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn't know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams, although one thing was still missing-the good ol' American breakfast he loved so much. Pancakes in Paris is the story of…
April 12, 2017 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Save your seats for our 5:30 panel discussion (seating may be limited) then join us downstairs for snacks and refreshments and a post card party. We will provide free postcards, and pre-printed labels addressed to officials who represent our area in local, state and federal government. Northshire will have postcard stamps available for purchase at cost. Drop by, write a postcard letting your representatives know your thoughts, and enjoy the company of neighbors who are doing the same. We'll mail all the…
April 13, 2017 @ 6:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Through a broad scope of quotations, poems, and true-life stories, Inspiring Courage offers inspiration to help us authentically live life to the fullest, even against all odds. How can we manage to move forward in the face of hardship, when the odds aren't in our favor? Inspiring Courage offers us a beautiful companion to the challenges of daily life--it is a book of inspiration and a resource for finding strength when the very notion of courage seems unfathomable. This collection…
April 15, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us on the day before Easter for a special story time with author Sandy Wilbur and Kimberley Ray for a charming reading from Good Night my Honey Bunnies. This adorable story was conceived and written by Sandy Wilbur using Kimberley Ray's paintings from her beautiful and fanciful children's murals. Sandy also composed and / or arranged and played the sixteen lullabies contained on the CD included with the book. Designed to delight and sooth babies and children of all ages. Wonderful…
April 22, 2017 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges…
May 5, 2017-May 6, 2017 Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Booktopia 2017: Where Authors and Readers Meet! This is a ticketed event for: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th Celebrate a weekend full of authors, readers, games, food, drink, laughter, new and old friends and great conversations - what's not to love?!?! This special annual event will feature 8 different authors (TBD) presenting their new books in several different sessions and venues over the course of 2 days. On Friday night enjoy a lively evening with authors and attendees…
May 8, 2017 @ 10:00am-2:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
It is the greatest time in history to be a writer. The barrier to publishing has been torn down and now anyone can get published. But to get published successfully is a whole other matter. Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry take you through the entire publishing process. This step-by-step, soups-to-nuts workshop will remove the smoke and mirrors from the murky world of publishing and give writers a compass and map to a successfully published book. Buy your tickets here:…
May 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group will meet Friday May 12th at 2pm in the bookstore conference room for a discussion of: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. Group members will be using their own copies for this meeting. No additional stock has been put aside. Please stop by the bookstore to pick up your copy and receive a 20% discount. For further information or to join this group contact Louise Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II--a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day. On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded…
May 13, 2017 @ 2:00pm-5:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Calling all “Kindred Spirits”. Braid your hair and help bring the beloved character Anne Shirley and her world to life - for book fans old and new! On May 13th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, Netflix is partnering with Northshire Bookstore to invite moms, daughters and kindred spirits of all sorts to celebrate the launch of Netflix’s series adaptation of ANNE WITH AN E. Between 2pm - 5pm, bookstore staff will give away branded gift bags to fans of Anne of Green…
May 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus. Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in…
May 16, 2017 @ 3:15pm-4:15pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
The Northshire History Reading Group will meet on Tuesday My 16h at 5:30pm in the Northshire Bookstore Conference Room to discuss:Wild Bill Donovan by Douglas Waller. If you are a member of this reading group, please stop by the bookstore to pick up your reserved copy of this title (and receive a 20% discount) For more information call the bookstore at 802-362-2200
May 18, 2017 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
The Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group will meet Thursday May 18th at 2pm in the bookstore conference room for a discussion of Neon Rain by James Lee Burke. If you are a member of this reading group, please stop by the bookstore to pick up your reserved copy of this title (and receive a 20% discount) Please email Sarah Knight at email@example.com to inquire or join this group!
May 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth. Garrels's goal was to chart the aftershocks of the U.S.S.R.'s collapse by traveling to Russia's heartland. Returning again and again, Garrels found that the area's new freedoms and opportunities…
May 19, 2017 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Corruption, greed, torture, and murder behind a hotel/marina project have triggered a kidnapping. With no certainty that payment will end the conflict, Joey and Mira become reluctantly involved. Aided by the most unlikely allies, they formulate a clever strategy to resolve the dangerous situation. Readers met Joey Moretti in Mystical Glasses and Innocent Retribution discovering he is a man with distinctive talents and the ability to deal with unpleasant tasks. In Contested Ransom, we see more of Joey Moretti being…
May 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his…
May 20, 2017 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Enjoy wine from Wines by George, cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm and a book presentation with CORK DORK author Bianca Bosker. Tickets available on-line! Purchase one book and one ticket to the wine and cheese tasting and author presentation or Purchase one book and two tickets to the wine and cheese tasting and author presentation.
May 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP operated oil rig, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven men died in the explosion. Before the well was capped, it spewed an estimated 4.9 million gallons of oil into the gulf. The spill directly impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida. Connie May Fowler began that day as she had begun most days for the previous sixteen years,…
May 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Please join us for an exciting discussion and presentation about the Independent Television Festival or ITVFest coming to Manchester for the first time this October 11-15, 2017. Executive Director Philip Gilpin Jr. will be speaking about this exciting event which is the world’s largest, most accessible and longest running independent television festival. An estimated 1,000+ people are expected to travel to Manchester for this occasion including award winning actors, writers, directors, content creators, producers, financiers, Hollywood executives and general public. In past years,…
June 1, 2017 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Roland Merullo is the award-winning author of twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. These range from suspense novels (Fidel's Last Days, A Russian Requiem, Revere Beach Boulevard, The Return) to love stories (A Little Love Story, The Talk-Funny Girl, Leaving Losapas) to golf and travel books (Golfing with God, Passion for Golf, The Italian Summer, Taking the Kids to Italy) to humorous spiritual road trips (Breakfast with Buddha, Lunch with Buddha, Dinner with Buddha, Golfing with God, American Savior.) His…
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
PHILIP BARUTH is a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as the majority leader of the Vermont Senate from 2012-2016. An award-winning commentator for Vermont Public Radio for a dozen years, he is the author of two acclaimed novels, The X President and The Brothers Boswell.
June 3, 2017 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Please join us for a special evening of chamber music from a group of incredibly talented musicians from Kinhaven Music School. The artists are students in Kinhaven’s new Young Artist Seminar. The program, open to college and pre-professional students, is devoted to the intensive study and performance of chamber works and is committed to the highest artistic and education¬al standards. Its mission is squarely in line with Kinhaven’s core values of shared learning, mutual support, friendship, and community. Kinhaven Music…
June 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In this insightful title, Tadd advises readers that, instead of relying on intellect or instinct, they should learn to perceive their circumstances through an objective lens—what she refers to as our “third eye.” Drawing on the counsel from her spiritual guides, Tadd provides practical advice for those seeking to approach life in a more balanced, spiritually informed manner. Lessons feature instructions on: • Developing the skills of deep focus and deep listening • Tuning into others in order to understand…
June 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz—married less than two years—set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival. HOLLY FITZGERALD was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from Lake Erie College and received a…
June 15, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
"In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance. I fell for this superficial clod one rainy October afternoon when we were the only two patrons in a hole-in-the-wall called Café Ludovico off Astor Place..." So begins the journey into adulthood of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie the) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She’s a sophomore at NYU and nothing is…
June 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Jane Bunker thought she’d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder. Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is author of five bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman: The…
June 17, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore for a happy hour with the Crooked Ram Craft Beer Crowler Bar & Bottle Shop as they sample some of their favorites and talk about their new business on Main Street in Manchester. They will be handing out coupons to encourage you to visit!
June 17, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
What makes a life truly interesting? Is it the people you meet? The risks you take? The adventures you remember? Jonathan Goldsmith has many answers to that question. Find out when he introduces his new memoir at Northshire Bookstore!
June 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
If you missed Dave and Bob's debut at the Manchester Community Library here is your chance to see them! Local favorites David Quesnel and Dr. Bob Treat will be here for an encore presentation of their new books. David Quesnel recently published book GrandPAW’s Memoirs Tour de Vermont 251 chronicles his bicycle tour through the 251 towns in Vermont. Full of observations, historical facts and plenty of humor, Quesnel’s book is a treat for Vermonter’s and beyond. Bob Treat’s book,…
June 23, 2017 @ 5:00pm-5:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Kick off the Manchester Street Fest at Northshire Bookstore with a Yankee Book Swap party! Enjoy a glass of wine or other beverage, small bites and fun conversations with friends from your community and leave with a new book! There will be a limited number of spots so reserve your space now.
June 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
A moving portrait of four lives that came together in a moment, proving that being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to unexpectedly beautiful things As Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change-that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, staring at her detached foot, screaming for help…
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Willard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade. Neither Jefferson nor any other Founding Father could divine that the Revolutionary Period of 1763 to 1783 had concluded only one part, the first phase of their ordeal. The Treaty of Paris…
July 8, 2017 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore at 5:00 pm for a fun early evening cookbook presentation by Lisa-Cassell Ams. Enjoy yummy samples made from select recipes in Lisa's new book Seasons in a Vermont Vineyard: The Shelburne Vineyard Cookbook.
July 13, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Enjoy an author talk with Lyndsay Faye, as she discusses her fascination with, and new book about, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
July 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Bill Roorbach as he discusses his new book which features nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart.
July 15, 2017 @ 10:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In this workshop, you'll examine the connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart.
July 18, 2017 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Sharon Wilse for a discussion of her book, "Horse Speak". Horse Speak is not a training method or technique--it is a practical system for "listening" and "talking" to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours.
July 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
John Healey will discuss his book, "The Samurai of Seville", a sumptuous novel inspired by one of history's most intriguing forgotten chapters--the arrival of Japanese Samurai on the shores of Europe.
July 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz--who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens--marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them.
July 22, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In Heather Preusser's debut picture book, A Symphony of Cowbells (Sleeping Bear Press, March 2017), a Swiss dairy cow loses her bell and disrupts the harmony of the herd. Bring the kids down to listen to a free reading at Northshire Bookstore!
July 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore for a special screening of the short film documentary Saltwater Buddha which is based on the internationally acclaimed book by Jaimal Yogis. Following the film Jaimal Yogis will be in conversation with Arnie Kozak (author of Mindfulness A to Z and 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness) for Yogis's new book All our Waves are Water.
July 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
As everyone knows President Trump recently decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Join Northshire Bookstore for a community forum with Manchester resident and Climate Change expert Edward Cameron for an overview of what the Agreement is, how it was built, what US withdrawal means, and where we go from here.
July 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore and Sarah Healy for a reading from and discussion of her book, The Sisters Chase, a gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother's death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge.
August 5, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
KIDS! Join Northshire Bookstore for story and activity time with children's author Gaia Cornwall as she presents her newest book Jabari Jumps. Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.
August 5, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore as they host author David Daley, for an explosive account of how Republican legislators and political operatives fundamentally rigged our American democracy through redistricting.
August 12, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher. He will present a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which Craven will detail his often-daunting exploits, making the films, and his always-humorous experiences, working with Mosher.
August 17, 2017 @ 7:00am-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
On Thursday, August 17 a panel of local teachers will discuss what they teach about Civic Literacy in our schools. The panel discussion will take place in The Spiral Press Café at the Northshire Bookstore from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Panelists include John Graf of Burr and Burton Academy, Eric Schatz and Kraig Hannum of MEMS, Geoff Chamberlain of Maple Street School, and Tim Smith of Long Trail School. How do they make learning about our government engaging? How are students…
August 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Enjoy a presentation at Northshire Bookstore from bestselling author Julie Klam of her new book "The Stars In Our Eyes", a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important.
August 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore for an author presentation by Peter Gould of his book "Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm", a patchwork of true stories of a young man’s life on a Vermont farm commune at the height of the back-to-the-land movement.
August 31, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore for an author presentation by Robert Madrygin on his book "The Solace of Trees", the story of Amir, a young boy of secular Muslim heritage who witnesses his family's murder in the Bosnian War.
September 7, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join us for a presentation from nationally syndicated Radio & TV Travel Talk Show Host, travel expert Stephanie Abrams, as she reads from & discusses her novel Rumors. Conspiracies, secrets, lies, loves, lust and scandals are woven into the intrigue of the business and personal lives of Frank, and his young wife, Maisy, as rumors swirl around their community. This fast-paced story oft-described by the phrases, “couldn’t put it down,” and “a real page-turner,’ rolls into motion as Frank ventures…
September 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable--and until now untold--life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.
September 9, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Northshire Bookstore invites you to enjoy a reading, a talk about peace and friendships, and an origami crane instruction/demonstration. Origami Peace Cranes is a multicultural children's story about the capacity for friendship in all of us and the power that small things have to make a big difference. When Emma moves to a new town, she's afraid she'll never make friends. She tries her hardest to make a good impression on her new classmates. Through an origami crane project, her…
September 9, 2017 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Always Darkest follows the adventures of a demon looking for redemption in the middle of an otherworldly war, as he enters the fray on the side of the one woman he should never have fallen for. The young woman in question faces a terrible confusing choice that could either save the world or destroy it.
September 15, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Join Northshire Bookstore for a launch party for one of their favorite local authors, Eric Rickstad as he presents his newest thriller, The Names of Dead Girls, his much anticipated sequel to The Silent Girls. We'll kick off the night at 6:00 pm with wine, beer, soft drinks and small bites. At 7:00 enjoy an author presentation followed by Q&A and a book signing.
September 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Lila & Theron plumbs the depth and triumphs of the human spirit in a way now lost in today's obsessions with consumerism and celebrity culture, immersing us in a receding world where neighbors and nature are the gifts and love often comes with great hardship.
September 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. Click through for more details.
September 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
Tamed and Untamed―a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas―explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Click through for more details.
September 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm Northshire Bookstore Learn More
America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners. Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace.