Here at Northshire, we believe physical media matters. In an age of e-readers, smartphones, and streaming services, a growing number of music lovers have returned to the format of the past: vinyl LPs. There's really nothing like picking up your favorite artist's new release, with the big beautiful artwork, lyric sheets and the feeling that you truly OWN this record. Our selection of all-new pressings has steadily expanded over the past few years, and we're happy to announce that you can now browse our well-curated selection of albums right here on! 
Click here to review our on-line selection. 
Happy listening! 
-   Chris Linendoll

Featured Review
Shiver Hitch
by Linda Greenlaw

An ex-detective turned insurance investigator discovers the charred body of a universally disliked businesswoman in the remains of her home on a remote island off the coast of Maine. A routine house-fire inquiry suddenly looks a lot like a grisly case of murder. This entertaining mystery is as rich in atmosphere as it is in suspects. - Alden Graves

Note: Linda Greenlaw will be presenting this book at our Manchester, VT store on Friday, June 16th.
New Releases
Theft by Finding
by David Sedaris

For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention from overheard comments to salacious gossip. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. 
Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world.

The kind of splendid historical novel of which there are far too few. The perfect capture of the essence of Victorian sensibility during a time of wondrous advances in science and society. Each character a gem supported by superbly evocative writing. A true joy to read! - Karen Frank

A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of  The God of Small Things which 
takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.

Published on the tenth anniversary of the last Middle-earth book, the international bestseller 
The Children of Hurin , this new volume will similarly include drawings and color plates by Alan Lee, who also illustrated 
The Lord of the Rings  and 
The Hobbit  and went on to win Academy Awards for his work on
 The Lord of the Rings  film trilogy.


Featuring a foreword by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, who contributed her vast knowledge throughout the book, 
it organizes wines not by grape, not by region, not by New or Old World, but by soil. If you enjoy a Chardonnay from Burgundy, you might find the same winning qualities in a deep, red Rioja. Feiring also provides a clarifying account of the traditions and techniques of wine-tasting, demystifying the practice and introducing a whole new way to enjoy wine to sommeliers and novice drinkers alike.

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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Junction of Routes 7A & 11/30 
Manchester Center, VT 05255
VT 800-437-3700 
VT 802-362-2200
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June Newsletter
Chris Morrow 
Co-owner of Northshire Bookstore


With BookExpo, the annual book industry convention coming up, the opening of the 7th Amazon bookstore (this one in Manhattan), the recent success of the Northshire's multi-author weekend Booktopia, the widespread news about the massive decline in retail this year, conversations we are having on the American Booksellers Association Board, and our upcoming sold out events with John Grisham and Anna Quindlen, I am thinking about this crazy business and these crazy times. On the one hand, it is clear that the physical book is here to stay and that the power of a good story and great writing is eternal. In addition, people like browsing in bookstores that have a combination of selection, ambiance and expertise that allow for a unique and uplifting experience. The great authors, known and unknown, who are coming to our stores regularly are a testament to the quality and scope of the written word in America. On the other hand, the increasing pressures on retailers in terms of the expenses of running a bricks and mortar operation and the shifting consumer dynamics towards digital, signal a fundamental shift in what retail will be in the coming decades. Obviously, this will have a substantial impact on the makeup and vibrancy of our downtowns. How will this affect our quality of life? Combine this with the well-established but unsustainable fundamentals of the bookstore segment of the book industry and many questions arise about the future of bookstores in America. Then again, in 2010 Nicholas Negroponte declared that the physical book would be dead within 5 years. The waves of change continue... 

Be well, Chris
Yaddo Presents

Northshire Bookstore is proud to partner with Yaddo to present an evening with three-time National Book Award finalist - and Yaddo artist - Gail Godwin. "Godwin's forceful prose captivates with the quiet, renewing power of a persistent tide." -Publishers Weekly

A true story of how Holly FitzGerald and her husband set out on a yearlong honeymoon backpacking around the world. Five months in their plane crashes in a  Peru jungle and their journey turns into a fight for survival. With no food, water or communication they float on a ravaged raftin dangerous waters alive with deadly animals, fish, swarming insects and deadly nighttime predators.

Join local favorite and author of 19 books for his newest about 19-year-old Erica "Pooh" Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She's a sophomore at NYU and she's knocked up. She hates the city, the Vietnam War and she wants out. She hears about a magical commune in Vermont called Sunrise Village founded by the mysterious figure known in the hippie underground as "Songbird." Maybe she should check it out...

Happy Hour with
in BOTH stores for his new book 
6:00 pm
Saratoga Springs, NY

Starting at 6:00 in Saratoga sample c raft cocktails courtesy of
Starting at 6:00 in Manchester sample brews from  The Crooked Ram Craft Beer Crowler Bar & Bottle Shop. 
At 7:00 meet  Jonathan Goldsmith (former Dos Equis spokesperson) as he tells stories from - and signs - his new book  Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories about My Life, But When I Do They're True and Amazing.

We are thrilled to partner with Yaddo to bring the best in new writing and new ideas to the Capital District. Our speaker series Yaddo Presents continues with an evening with author Lynn Freed on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
This special pre-publication event celebrates Freed's novel  The Last Laugh , which is scheduled for release in July 2017. Our customers will be the first to see this deeply funny new novel.

As Sdoia watched from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, she had no idea her life was about to change. In the chaos that followed the bombings, three people would enter Roseann's life and change it forever. One of them was Mike Materia who helped save her and now they are engaged. A love story about recovery, and choosing joy over anger and the friendships that grew out of Boston's worst day.  


Crazy House
by James Patterson

Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield is on death row. 
Her only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed:
They took the wrong twin.

From the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes the second hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure in his illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune
by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Nancy Clancy learns all about starting a business and making a fortune in the seventh chapter book in the Nancy Clancy  series by  New York Times  bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

Independently Published 
at Northshire Bookstore  by ShiresPress. 
by David Quesnel

David Quesnel shares his humorous stories about his childhood growing up on a small farm. Quesnel's stories are light, funny, and nostalgic, as they follow his life through the woods, cow ponds and back roads of
rural Vermont.

Note: David Quesnel will be presenting this book along with his good friend and author Bob Treat, Call Dr. Treat on Thursday, June 22nd.

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. 


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

Truth and Tales Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Parent Child Reading Group