Ten summers ago, Northshire Saratoga opened its doors for the first time to welcome in a community of book lovers. Saratoga Springs understood the value of a downtown bookstore and effectively lobbied, invested and supported us, later pouring into the aisles with friends and family in celebration of their new bookstore on August 5th, 2013.
We are of course deeply grateful for this passion and vision. We are grateful also for a decade of support that we could only have dreamed of prior to experiencing the real thing.
Every day we open the doors of the bookstore and wait for our customers to come in so that we can tell them all about books we love. We wait for our customers who tell us about their lives and the books they just read and loved. We watch children make that mad dash - they aren’t running - for the big black staircase because of the new Dog Man release, or the train, or Story Time or the restroom. We watch them hug the staircase giraffe, and later curl up in their favorite adult lap to share a picture book. Because of your support, we get to be stewards of all this magic and for this we also thank you.
We appreciate you, our customers, for keeping the bookstore healthy and viable. For simply buying your books from us. For walking those extra blocks when parking is hard, for being so sincerely dedicated to us that your relatives now visit us every time they visit you, for calling us back because our new phone system is new, for your suggestions and humor and ideas, for every order large and small, for your holiday cheer and summer time patience. We love your dogs and look forward to watching your babies grow up. We love when you test our skills. “I came in to buy that green book you had in the front window two months ago with the circle on the front cover. Do you still have it?”
Thank you for continuing to purchase your books with us.
Thank you for trusting our recommendations.
Thank you for keeping us here.
Would you like a glass of lemonade and cake to go with your books? Please join us for our 10th anniversary ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am on Friday, August 4th.
None of what we do would be the same without you.
-Nancy Scheemaker, General Manager Northshire Bookstore Saratoga