April Newsletter 

It was the best of times (balmy B.A.) it was the worst of times (snowed-in VT).

March was a travel month for the Morrows. Barbara and I were in Argentina on a nostalgic trip revisiting my high school haunts. Chris went to neighboring Brazil to visit with his brother Andy.

One of many pleasant findings in Argentina was how active and vibrant the world of books remains. Buenos Aires is reputed to have the most bookstores per capita in the world, (25 stores per 100,000 pop., according to The Guardian). Indeed, Barbara and I often found ourselves browsing and schmoozing with the owners and staff in the plethora of fine independent bookstores throughout the sprawling city. There are also a few small bookstore chains serving Buenos Aires and the country's other cities.

All the stores we visited were bustling, even the enormous El Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the world's grandest and most beautiful bookstores. Associated with El Ateneo publishing house and some 40 sister stores throughout the country, its flagship store occupies a magnificent, ornate-design, 1919 theatre, the Teatro Gran Splendid, hence the latter half of its name. Worth a look at: www.atlasobscura.com/places/el-Ateneo-grand-splendid.

During our foray into the vast natural wonders of Patagonia we spent a few days in "the city at the end of the world," Ushuaia (lat. 54.8000° south) and wound up browsing in the two southern most bookstores in the world. They were both bustling and admirably providing active personal advice to a continuing flow of customers, young and old. Balm for our souls. Does anybody know where the northernmost bookstores in the world are?  Maybe that should be next on our bucket list!

Ed Morrow
A shy college student attends a lecture given by a powerful voice in the women's movement. She is so inspired by the presentation she asks for a job in the speaker's organization that leads to an exciting and life-affirming career path. A wonderful story of finding the person who guides and empowers you to be all that you can be. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


 is a superbly written journey of the relationship between two young women and the power of love and loss. The book goes in directions unexpected and satisfying while engaging the reader by presenting mesmerizing psychological watercolors of deep subtlety. I got lost in this book.
- Chris Morrow

by Charles Frazier

Sooner or later, history asks, which side wereyou on?
In his powerful new novel
Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of  Cold Mountain , vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War

This is one of the best examples of historical fiction I've ever read. The story is focused upon the early humanistic philosophy of Peter Abelard and Heloise. It is set against the centuries-long shadow cast by the Roman Catholic Church, the Crusades, and the growth of antisemitism and its contribution to the causes of World War II. This is a wonderfully written novel with characters I fell in love with. - Maeve Noonan

F rom president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and a "heroine of the resistance" 
( Vogue comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice.

A wonderful coming-of-age story about friendship after two young boys meet in a small town at the foot of the Dolomite Mountains. Curiosity, adventure, and camaraderie are tested as the two mature and find themselves drawn to different life paths. One follows his family into the mountains while the other travels the world. Beautifully written, this novel confirms that the bonds between fathers and sons are strong. 
- Suzanne Rice

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tries to rid his city of four Confederate monuments, and also rid it of biased, untruthful notions of what the Confederacy, and Civil War, were all about. The resistance he encounters, he hopes, will be conquered by a true reckoning  with the past. - Mike Hare


Each month Northshire Bookstore's award-winning booksellers will select the perfect book and send it to your friend, loved one or yourself!

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In 1986, a 20-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in MA, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He remained there in a tent for 30 years before he was arrested for stealing food and supplies.  Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life and why he left to begin with.

Grab your friends and join us for your lunch hour! Get a preview of some of the best books to put on your list of summer reads! Penguin Random House representatives, Ann Kingman, Michael Kindness, and Karl Krueger will be here to present the upcoming books that they are most excited about (you can trust them...they read a lot!)
Expect some giveaways and great conversa tion. 

Space for this event is limited. 

Lunch will be catered by  The Spiral Press Cafe

To purchase your $10.00 ticket stop by our store or,   click here

Nothing is Forgotten

Northshire Bookstore is pleased to partner with Congregation Shaara Tfille/Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs and Temple Sinai of Saratoga to present an evening with author Peter Golden.
From the beloved author of  Comeback Love  and  Wherever There Is Light , comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev's Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

One of America's most revered novelists & short story writers will discuss her insightful collection of more than fifty prose pieces - essays, reviews, articles and cultural commentary that have parsed the political, artistic, and media idiom for the last three decades.

We are pleased to host an evening with Nebula Award-winning author Jane Yolen, a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Damon Knight Grand Master, as she presents her book "The Emerald Circus." Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She is the author of over three hundred and sixty-five books, including children's fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, nonfiction, fantasy, and science fiction.
Space is limited, and free reservations are required for this event. Click here to reserve your space.
Tom Peters

Tom Peters is a leading business management guru and founder of the Tom Peters Company. He continues to be in constant demand for lectures and seminars. Peters is the author of sixteen books, including In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), which is often cited as among the best business books ever written.

I The Excellence Dividend , Peters shows that nothing beats a high-quality product or service, designed and delivered by people who are as dedicated to each other as they are to their shared goal.


For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn't actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it's seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can't wait to leave behind.

Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.

From the  New York Times  bestselling author  comes  a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner,  The Crossover illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.

Independently Published 
at Northshire Bookstore  by ShiresPress. 

The author's exciting eventful experience with the birth of her grandchild has been put to story. She vividly recalls a real dream she had following the night after her granddaughter's birth,  who was a high risk baby needing help for survival from the expert staff at a Medical Center many miles away from her local community hospital.
Told through Baby Ella's words, the story unfolds at her start of life as she is greeted by Magi-cal Elephant Doctors. This is followed with a rollicking ambulance ride over the mountains, and then continues in a dreamy fantasy of fun and frolic, all the while Ella is treated at the Special Care Nursery.

Manchester Reading Groups 
this month at the Northshire, click here to see what we're reading, then join us!
Classic Mystery
History Reading Group
 Mystery and Thriller
Northshire Women Read
Cookbook Reading Group
The Dark Side Reading Group
Poetry Reading 

Saratoga Reading Groups. 

To see what we are reading click here

Email ReadingGroupsNY@northshire.com 

if you're interested in any of the following groups: 

Truth and Tales Reading Group

American History Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Parent Child Reading Group

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