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by Howard Frank Mosher 

If Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had a literary king,  

it  was
Howard Frank Mosher.  His final book is a collection of linked short stories all taking place in that lovely landscape near the Canadian border. Spanning the centuries, these stories touch on universal themes like love, race, home and death but with exquisite attention to the details of his characters and their natural surroundings. We lost Howard nearly a year ago in January but his words are very much alive. Long live the king. - Stan Hynds


Rear Window
slithers into the 21st Century. A New York City recluse spends her days guzzling wine, popping pills, surfing the internet, and obsessively watching, and photographing, her neighbors. In her haze of booze and drugs, what she sees in the house across the street becomes frightening, ominous, and deadly...or does it?
- Mike Hare

In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity--hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft--or rather, 
craft --in the wake of industrialization.

From the author of the #1  New York
bestselling memoir  10% Happier, this book will get you to meditate. Minus the pan flutes.

"If you're like many people, you're intrigued by the promise of meditation but don't know how to begin--or you've benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again. If so, Dan Harris has written the book for you."--Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project.

From the bestselling author of 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fr y and
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, comes an exquisite and perfectly pitched new novel of love story and a journey through music.


Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of 
 and  To Sell Is Human
unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

Situated more than one hundred miles off Italy's southern coast, the rocky island of Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism and hoping to make a new life in Europe.
Dr. Pietro Bartolo, who runs the lone medical clinic on the island, has been caring for many of them--both the living and the dead--for a quarter century.

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January Newsletter

Greetings & Happy New Year!
We at the Northshire go into 2018 very grateful for all the support of our customers, friends and community members. We remain firm in our belief in the value and magic of the physical world and steadfast in our commitment to making books available to all, especially children.
To further support our mission, I am very happy to introduce a new Northshire tradition - the Open Mind Scholarship. The Open Mind Scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as the power of books to change people's lives. Each year Northshire Bookstore will award two college-bound high school seniors, one from New York and one from Vermont, $1,000 to help pay for college.

To enter the contest, students need to write up to one page on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted their life. Submissions are due by 2/28/2018. To enter, email the submission to contest@northshire.com .
May 2018 bring you joy, openness and a few great books

Chris Morrow

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Following her acclaimed memoir,
 Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself , Eileen Rockefeller's debut selection of poems, 
Space Between , invites you to join her private relationships with people, nature, and spirit. Her poems move you beneath the surface of everyday experience. Rockefeller navigates her unconscious mind as if she had one eye open under water, the other above. She brings shifting patterns of light and dark to poems brimming with intimacy and generosity, hurt and healing, lovers and loved ones, and most of all with the ever-present thrum of the natural world. 

Three distinguished educators flip the script on many popular myths about teachers and challenge readers to rethink their assumptions.
Some of the debunked myths include:
  • Teacher activists are troublemakers
  • Teachers unions are the biggest obstacle to improving education today
  • You can't fire the bad ones
  • Too many teachers have created a public school system that is utterly broken, and the only solution is to wipe the slate clean and start over

Manchester, VT

Join us for the debut novel by Vermont author
Robin MacArthur  in conversation with another Vermont author, 
Megan Mayhew Bergman  for MacArther's debut novel 
Heart Spring Mountain

In this evocative story, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret

Manchester, VT

The extraordinary story of the small town of Norwich, Vermont that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country--and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life .


In August 1940-eighteen months before Pearl Harbor-Anglo-American MI6 agent Roy Hawkins is mysteriously rushed from Nazi-occupied Paris to New York. Enraged at being ordered away from what he believes is the real fight against Nazism and Fascism, he wants to get back to Paris as soon as possible, even though he knows it means almost certain death.

T he stories in this collection are drawn from the author's fifteen years managing a horse boarding business on a Saratoga County farm. They chronicle her experiences with a struggling business and a cast of intriguing characters--both animal and human--whose lives intersect under the gable roof of a two-hundred-year-old barn. 


Hot diggity dog Dog Man, the newest hero from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, is back -- and this time he's not alone. 
The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out.


Bad Kitty Camp Daze
by Nick Bruel

Kitty's life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she's . . . a dog.


Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck.
Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep Beep Peep.

Independently Published 
at Northshire Bookstore  by ShiresPress. 

This chapter book, beautifully illustrated, shows the tenacity needed to change long existing societal beliefs and the benefits that come from exhibiting kindness, creativity and courage.

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

Knit Wits Reading Group

Parent Child Reading Group