December 2023

Dear Friends,

Here at Northshire, we are committed to bettering our communities in whatever ways we can. Our charitable giving through monthly round ups at the register is made possible by our loyal customers in Manchester, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY. One of our largest and most impactful charitable endeavors is the annual holiday Book Angels program.

For many years, Northshire Bookstore has worked with area schools in and around Manchester and Saratoga Springs to gather the names, ages and interests of children who are not likely to receive books for the holidays. First, we put their names on paper tags and hang them on trees in our children's sections. Then, customers in both stores can select a tag and buy a book (or multiple books) for that child. Our staff carefully wraps all the donated books, labels them with the name of the child recipient, and the books are delivered to each child at their respective school just before the start of December break. 

With your help, we are able to distribute more than 1,000 books to children at our local schools every year.

If you would like to participate in our Book Angels program this year, our booksellers can always help you choose a book or two. Or, if you prefer to make a monetary donation and let us do the choosing, you can do so at any register or via our website. Northshire also donates many books towards this effort each year and we make sure that every "angel" on our trees receives at least one new book, carefully selected just for them.

We are proud to have inherited this wonderful tradition, and so appreciative of everyone who has bought a book or donated over the years. The incredible and consistent support that you, our customers, give to this particular labor of love means the world to us. Thank you for helping us spread the joy of reading to the next generation of children in our towns.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season,

Cathleen, Nicole and Ashley Ihasz

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Tickets & Info: Saratoga 12/2
Tickets & Info: Manchester 12/3

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Chris Bohjalian discusses "The Hour of the Witch"

From our video archives: a virtual event with Chris Bohjalian, in conversation about his book The Hour of the Witch in 2022.

Featured Release

The Lost Tomb

by Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, the #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, presents the jaw-dropping discovery of a vast Egyptian tomb containing dozens of sealed burial chambers, as well as recounting tales of pirate treasure, mysterious deaths, archaeological mysteries, and more… 

What’s it like to be the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that’s been sealed for thousands of years? Where might a blocked doorway or newly excavated corridor lead? And what might this stupendous tomb reveal about the most powerful pharaoh in Egyptian history? 

The Lost Tomb brings together an astonishing and compelling collection of true stories about buried treasure, enigmatic murders, lost tombs, bizarre crimes, and other fascinating tales of the past and present.

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Pre-order Highlight

The Fury

by Alex Michaelides

"Simply unputdownable! The Fury is a perfectly paced, charming, devilishly devious mystery novel to fall in love with. The characters are beautifully complex, and instantly compelling. We are whisked away to a small, private, Greek island where mythology, history, and personal baggage come together to put our small cast to the test. Intense, captivating, and satisfying, everything you want in a mystery novel." — reviewed by Becky Doherty

"Michaelides has done it again. Not only is he the master of well paced thrillers but he also has an uncanny ability to get the reader's heart racing. This book is no different. A brilliant mystery and a touch of a love story will have you flying through this memoir style novel trying to figure it out. I couldn’t put this down, it was that good! Welcome to the Island, enjoy the sunny weather, warm salty air and be prepared for a murder." — reviewed by Kylie Thalheimer

Out 1/16/2023

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New Nonfiction on our Shelves
New Paperbacks on our Shelves

New Releases from our Children's Department

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Manchester Center, VT

open to the public and for curbside delivery

4869 Main Street

Manchester Center, VT 05255

Saratoga Springs, NY

open to the public, for curbside pickup,

and for home delivery with 9 Miles East

424 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Both stores are open daily from 10 am - 7 pm

*Our Holiday Hours:

Dec 18-23: 10 AM - 8 PM

Christmas Eve: 10 AM - 4 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

New Years Eve: 10 AM - 4 PM

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