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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
New Releases

From the author of the beloved 
New York Times best-selling 
The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.  In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book, what brought him to it, the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves both books and the question: What are you reading?
From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.  Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems.
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Did you know you can unveil the secrets of our universe using your toaster? Have you ever wondered how water travels from the roots of a redwood tree to its crown, or how ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice?
In  Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski answers the whys behind everyday life and shows the surprisingly simple ways to test the properties that govern our universe.
Selection Day
By Aravind Adiga
From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize winning author of  The White Tiger,  a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.

The premise for this book is fascinating: sleepwalking to a dangerous extent, perhaps even criminal. Through much of the book, Annalee Ahlberg seems to have wandered away while sleepwalking. But there are just enough dark undertones and clues throughout the tale to allow you to deduce the final scenario. It's a well-paced mystery with a shocking finale. What a gripping read! - Shirley Cagle
A suspenseful and shocking five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering hair-raising  journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.
The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

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

Each book will arrive beautifully wrapped with a gift card.


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Used Books
We have hundreds of great books in stock in our Manchester store and not enough room to display them all. Please ask a bookseller if there is one you are looking for or browse the section for one you did not know you wanted!     

For more information on any of the used and rare books in our store, send an email 
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I can think of no better way to greet the new year than with a quote from noted NPR host of On Being With Krista Tippett. Her fantastic new book is called   Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

"I take it as an elemental truth of life that words matter. This is so plain that we can ignore it a thousand times a day. The words we use shape how we understand ourselves, how we interpret the world, how we treat others. From Genesis to the aboriginal songlines of Australia, human beings have forever perceived that naming brings the essence of things into being. The ancient rabbis understood books, texts, the very letters of certain words as living, breathing entities. Words make worlds. "

Words make worlds. May 2017 be filled with wondrous worlds for you to explore. 

From all of us at Northshire Bookstores, Happy New Year!


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.
 Senator Joseph Bruno
Keep Swinging: A Memoir of Politics and Justice
Meet & Greet and book signing
Panza's Restaurant
510 Route 9
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, January 14th 
2-4 pm

Northshire Bookstore will be on hand selling books. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. 
Keep Swinging Joseph L. Bruno's small town American success story.

Join us for conversation and a book signing over coffee & pastries with author Sharon Morgan, in an event co-sponsored with the Saratoga Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Day planning committee.

In Gather at the Table , two people, a black woman and a white man confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on. Sharon Morgan, a descendant of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. 

Join us for a conversation in our event space, followed by refreshments & a book signing in the Berkshire Mountain Bakery (the cafe space connected to our bookstore) with award-winning young adult author Steve Sheinkin.
Sheinkin will discuss his new book with Joseph Bruchac, author of the novel  Jim Thorpe: The Original All-American. Refreshments will be served.

In a breathtaking blend of scientific intrigue and historical mystery, #1 New York Times bestselling mastermind,  James Rollins , reveals an ancient threat hidden within the pages of the Bible, one that threatens the modern world in The Seventh Plague.
Chris Bohjalian 

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

Children's Books

Maria Turtschaninoff
Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice there, now lives a happy life in the Abbey, protected by the Mother and reveling in the vast library in the House of Knowledge, her favorite place. Jai, a girl with a dark past, has escaped her home after witnessing the killing of her beloved sister. Soon the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space and Maresi can no longer hide in books and words but must become one who acts.
The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But
the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.
And a young Night Wing may have had the first true prophecy in generations . . .
Something is coming to shake the earth.
Something is coming to scorch the ground.
Jade Mountain will fall beneath thunder and ice,
unless the lost city of night can be found.

Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat. With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is the instructor at Cat School, and Uncle Murray, who thinks he's just there to renew his driver's license, Kitty learns all about being a cat and a little about herself.
Independently Published at Northshire Bookstore
 by ShiresPress. 
Stan Gershman is a cranky middle-aged lawyer married to wife # 3, battling cancer and not handling it gracefully. Tension mounts between he and his daughter Sarah as he refuses his doctor's advice to "get his affairs in order."
A near-overdose on pain medication and a reunion with an old friend launch Stan on a journey that throws the entire family into turmoil - but reminds him what it was like to feel deeply alive. As Stan re-discovers the courage of his younger self, Sarah finds herself at rock bottom, having cut herself off from her father and her husband.
Charting the intertwined lives of a father and daughter as they face a terminal illness, Gone Bolshevik offers a fresh and deeply insightful look at love, loss, and the troubled bonds of family.

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 Fountain of Youth
Northshire Poetry Reading 
Northshire Writer's Support Group

Saratoga Reading Groups. Email if you're interested in any of the following groups: 


Northshire Cookbook Reading Group

Truth and Tales Reading Group

Northshire Poetry Reading Group

The Armchair Explorer's Reading Group

The End of the World Reading Group

'We Are Not Too Old For This' Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Northshire Buddhist Study Reading Group 

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Northshire Bookstore

VT Store Hours: Open Daily at 10 am 
Sunday - Thursday until 7 pm 
Friday - Saturday until 9 pm
4869 Main Street 
Junction of Routes 7A & 11/30 
Manchester Center, VT 05255
VT 800-437-3700 
VT 802-362-2200

NY Store Hours:   Open Daily at 10 am
Sunday - Wednesday - until 7:00 pm 
Thursday - Saturday - until 9:00 pm 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866