Every month the Northshire Bookstore puts a Spotlight
on a local non-profit in various ways. Please join us as we honor the charitable, compassionate, and educational work of our neighbors throughout the region.
July's Spotlight Organization is Merck Forest and Farmland Center
MFFC is an educational nonprofit organization with the mission of teaching and demonstrating innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland.
Merck comprises 3,160 acres and includes a managed forest, certified-organic sugaring operation and a 60-acre farm. Educational offerings include on-site demonstrations, workshops, volunteer opportunities, internships and school programs.
MFFC is open daily to the public, and there is no admission fee.
The public is invited to spend time on the farm and enjoy 36 miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. MFFC also has rustic cabins to rent.
Why Indies Matter...The new YouTube video of Anne Patchett's acceptance speech for her 2012 Indies Choice Book Award for Most Engaging Author at the June 5 Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards Luncheon serves as a rallying cry for all indies. Patchett received a standing ovation from booksellers, authors, and publishers for her recitation of Shakespeare's St. Crispin's Day Speech from Henry V, which she said was the very best example she could think of the little guy winning.
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| |Throughout the month of July, twenty Manchester (and a couple of other towns, too) merchants come together to help children find Waldo.
Win prizes and get some great deals on the hunt!
|The 2012 Vermont Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence
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for Mark Twain resulted in hundreds of choices, including complete collections of his letters, speeches, short works, and other writings.
The possibilities are endless, the prices are right, and the wait is next to nothing!
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Manchester Center, VT 05255
The heat and humidity have hit VT. It feels like summer. So what am I doing? I'm off to the tropics (Thailand) with my 10 year old daughter Eva. Bring on the heat. I lived in Thailand when I was in the Peace Corps so it will be a fun trip for me visiting old haunts and introducing a new generation to the wonders of travel.
Fortunately, we don't all have to endure 18 hour flights to travel - all we have to do is pick up a good book! If you need help choosing your summer reads, come on in or get in touch. The choices are endless...
For some good local adventure this month, don't forget about Solarfest
, July 20-22. The price is lower this year - only $15/day or $35 for the weekend - and the quality of the workshops and music is great. It is a hidden gem right up the road. We will be there selling books on sustainability.
I also wanted to mention the roundabout project. It seems to be progressing quite well. With the work being done mostly at night, the disturbance to traffic has been minimal. Unfortunately, the project managers have no control over when CVPS and Fairpoint do their work, but they will be out of the way soon. If you are ever wondering what traffic is like in town, visit the Junction Cam
and see for yourself. Thanks for your patience with this process.
|Understanding yourself is the key to dealing with -and even enjoying - the inevitable complexity of life. Irini Rockwell, senior teacher in the Buddhist lineage of Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa and director of the Five Wisdoms Institute, an organization offering training programs to enhance self-awareness, communication, and effectiveness comes to the Northshire to present her new book Natural Brilliance: A Buddhist System for Uncovering Your Strengths and Letting Them Shine. Sunday, July 15, 5pm
Confront and Conceal: David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, bestselling author of The Inheritance, member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for coverage of the presidency and national security policy. As only he can, the news breaking account of
President Barack Obama's national security decisions. Saturday, July 21, 7 pm:
Too Much Magic: With characteristic curmudgeonly enthusiasm, key commentator on the future, James Howard Kunstler brilliantly if belligerently shows us what a pickle we're in and how inept we are at dealing with it. With vision, clarity of thought, and a pragmatic worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun. Saturday, July 28, 7pm.
Hardcover, $25.99 One of the best singer-songwriters of the last two decades tells her story in the aptly titled Diamond in the Rough. Colvin performed, toured, wrote and confronted many personal demons before getting her break with Columbia records at the age of 32 when she recorded her first album, Steady On. She was awarded a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for that brilliant record. She talks candidly about where her songs come from, her childhood, her addictions and sobriety, and a great deal more in this witty and revealing memoir. - Reviewed by Stan Hynds Read more...
by John Lanchester
Lanchester examines the disparate lives of the residents of one street--once working-class, now posh--in 2008 London. Longtime residents, immigrants and the newly rich make ends meet in their own ways while in the background financial markets become ever more fragile. Meanwhile, these neighbors (who never seem to interact) are receiving postcards picturing their homes with the message "We Want What You Have." Foreboding and humor go hand in hand in this stylish and irresistible novel. - Reviewed by Stan Hynds Read more...
by Rachel Cox
The World War II generation is fast disappearing and each day more stories are lost; except when a skilled and motivated researcher decides to ask questions. This is a beautiful, evocative, almost wistful story but with a careful realism that prevents it from becoming sappy or sentimental. One to remember. Perfect compliment to Lynne Olson's CITIZENS OF LONDON. - Reviewed by Bill Lewis Read more...
by Neil Abramson
In this explosive debut novel, Neil Abramson explores the beauty and redemptive power of human-animal relationships and the true meaning of communication in all of its diverse forms.
As a veterinarian, Helena was required to choose when to end the lives of the terminally ill animals in her care. Now that she has died, she is afraid to face them and finally admit to herself that her thirty-seven years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. Read more...
|To be Sung Underwater|
by Tom McNeal
Judith Whitman always believed in the kind of love that "picks you up in Akron and sets you down in Rio." Long ago, she once experienced that love. Willy Blunt was a carpenter with a dry wit and a steadfast sense of honor. Marrying him seemed like a natural thing to promise. But Willy Blunt was not a person you could pick up in Nebraska and transport to Stanford. When Judith left home, she didn't look back. Read more...
by Philippa Gregory
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous-and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year-the end of days. Read more...
Hardcover, $16.99 A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action
It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.
Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts. Read more...
by William Joyce
The book that inspired the Academy Award-winning short film, from New York Timesbestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce.
Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.
|The Magnificent Ambersons DVD, $14.98|
Welles' first movie after Citizen Kane was not a happy experience for the director, but the film is one of the enduring masterpieces of American cinema. It is a perfectly appointed and cast version of Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about a powerful family from the Midwest whose power and influence are on the wane. The decline of the Ambersons contrasts with the ascension of the industrial age in the country. Brilliantly rendered, with memorable ensemble work from Welles' toupe of work Mercury Players. My second all-time favorite film!
The Woman In Black
A young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe), still mourning the loss of his wife, travels to a remote English village to settle an estate. The deceased, as he soon discovers, isn't quite gone, much to the detriment of local children. A quietly creepy little thriller with modest ambitions that it fulfills quite effectively.
Hot off the Presses!
This book has just been published by Northshire Bookstore's Print On Demand Machine, the Espresso Book Machine. Come into the store or go to our POD page for the complete list of books published so far.
Hardball in the Boardroom
by Alexander P. Dyer
A memoir, dealing primarily with the issues of ethics and leadership in business at all levels, from the salesman to the boardroom. How living by the simple code of
do not lie, cheat or steal, will help others as they enter and progress through their business careers. Read more...