June 2020
Our Saratoga Springs Store is Opening Tomorrow
Wednesday, June 3rd at 10am!
Given the craziness of the last few months, it is a natural inclination to want to “go back to the way it was” or to “return to normal.” But the “old normal” is gone and it isn’t where we need to go anyway. The truth is that this crisis has brought to light--blazing bright light--many of the defects of the old normal. At this moment there are protests across the country, once again, over the death of an unarmed black man--in this case, he was also handcuffed and on the ground. Last week as I drove to work, I passed a food distribution program in the parking lot of Bromley, our local ski area. The lines were out to the road and they ran out of food early. Systemic racism and widespread food insecurity were part of “normal.” So were other indicators of an unbalanced system--unaddressed climate change, massive inequality, runaway public debt, escalating suicide rates, widespread addiction, gridlocked, partisan politics, etc.

I am on board with the people who are starting to look through the death and isolation and quarantines and chaos of the Covid crisis, and see the opportunity of having major, undeniable cracks in our systems exposed. We have the chance now to see anew - to bring forth the healthy, regenerative and people-centered ideas that have not had the exposure they deserve. 

Nafeez Amhed, in his excellent Yes Magazine piece put it this way: "When we emerge, we will have crossed a permanent threshold, from which there is no return, because there is simply no more 'normal' to which to return. The question before us is this: As we pass through the threshold, will we extinguish everything in our desperation to cling to a past that has run its course? Or will we recover the courage to embrace the strange uncertainty of a different paradigm?”

The ideas to create a better world are abundant. And there are experiments gestating all over the globe. What we need is to leave old thinking behind and evolve into a future that will truly work for our kids, ALL our kids. We can do this.

Here are some titles to get you thinking about our past, our present and our possible future. 

As we open both stores back up (VT is open, Saratoga opens tomorrow June 3rd), we are immensely grateful for your support as we try to regain a stable financial footing and figure out what is next.

Take care,
Chris Morrow
Our books are now hitching a ride with 9 Miles East all the way to your front doorstep!!!

If you live in Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Gansevoort, Greenfield, or the village of Greenwich, place your order by 3PM and get s ame day delivery for in stock items only - Tuesdays through Saturdays
To order, call Northshire Saratoga at 518-682-4200, or go online at  northshire.com  and choose " Delivery Saratoga Only by 9 Miles East"  in the Calculate Shipping Cost section of the checkout cart. 

Need a fantastic pizza to go with those books? Order online at  9mileseast.com  & our books will arrive ready to read alongside the delicious hot pizza of your choice.

Suggested titles from our friends at Duende District.
Please note: some of these titles are currently on order and not immediately available due to nationwide demand.
Northshire Bookstore is taking its motto of building community one book at a time to heart in this time of pandemic. Northshire Bookstore event managers Rachel Person & Dafydd Wood host a weekly Northshire Live virtual meetup every Thursday at 5pm. These Northshire Live virtual events feature weekly author guests via Zoom, as well as a chance to connect with other readers and book lovers.

Please Note: To support Northshire's event program, Northshire Live events are now ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are free for those who purchase either event book from Northshire Bookstore, and for those who cannot pay at this time. Both free and paid tickets must be purchased via Eventbrite. Select events are ticketed with a copy of the event book included.   Click here for tickets.

For more information about any Northshire Live event, you can contact Rachel & Dafydd at  events@northshire.com .

Some Northshire Live events are recorded for subsequent viewing on Northshire's new Youtube channel.  You can subscribe here to see these videos as they're uploaded.

Tickets Still Available!

Welcome beloved Vermont author and dear friend of the bookstore Chris Bohjalian to Northshire Live to discuss his latest,  The Red Lotus , a global thriller set amidst the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room. In this special ticketed virtual event, Chris will be joined by Rebecca Makkai--the  New York Times  bestselling author of the acclaimed novel  The Great Believers .

Your event ticket  includes a new hardcover copy of  The Red Lotus  and a bookplate signed by the author, as well as online access to the event for your household. Northshire Bookstore will mail your book and bookplate to you after the event. Upon ticket purchase you will receive a link and password to attend the zoom event. Please note that your ticket purchase is not refundable.

On Thursday, June 4th at 5pm Northshire Live's guest authors will be Amy Meyerson and Alli Frank & Asha Youmans.
Amy Meyerson is the author of the Northshire staff favorites The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects .
Alli Frank & Asha Youmans are co-authors of the delightful debut comedy Tiny Imperfections .
About The Imperfects :
I love everything about this gem of a novel. Both a tender exploration of inter-generational resilience and trauma and a fast-paced comedy of manners, "The Imperfects" moved me deeply - and kept me turning pages late into the night. — Rachel Person

About Tiny Imperfections :
This pitch perfect satire skewers the world of elite private school admissions, and has a heart of gold. - Rachel Person

Beloved author Kristin Kimball joins us from Essex Farm for an in conversation event about her recent memoir and our staff favorite Good Husbandry. “[H]eroic.. a vivid and inspiring account of alternative agriculture, filled with a visceral feeling for the earth and a love of seasonal, organic food.”  The Guardian

Kimball will discuss her book with fellow author & farmer Jenna Woginrich, author of One-Woman Farm.
Power couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue have created a compelling and intimate collection of intriguing conversations with famous couples about their enduring marriages and how they have made them last through the challenges we all share. They will discuss the book with Joe Donahue of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Your event ticket includes a new hardcover copy of What Makes a Marriage Last as well as online access to the event for your household. Upon ticket purchase you will receive a link and password to attend the zoom event.
June Pre-Order Highlights

A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner—120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine.

“Truly, one of the best cookbooks of the year so far.”— Bon Appétit

The story of Palestine’s food is really the story of its people. When the events of 1948 forced residents from all regions of Palestine together into one compressed land, recipes that were once closely guarded family secrets were shared and passed between different groups in an effort to ensure that they were not lost forever. 

In  Falastin  (pronounced “fa-la-steen”), Sami Tamimi retraces the lineage and evolution of his country’s cuisine, born of its agriculturally optimal geography, its distinct culinary traditions, and Palestinian cooks’ ingenuity and resourcefulness. Tamimi covers the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River—East Jerusalem and the West Bank, up north to the Galilee and the coastal cities of Haifa and Akka, inland to Nazareth, and then south to Hebron and the coastal Gaza Strip—recounting his upbringing with eleven siblings and his decision to leave home at seventeen to cook in West Jerusalem, where he met and first worked with Yotam Ottolenghi.  

May Pre-order Highlight - Publication Rescheduled!

The #1 bestselling author of  World War Z  returns with a horror tale that blurs the lines between human and beast, and asks, What are we capable of when we’re cut off from society?

“I wish we could elevate the national dialogue on public safety to a level of tone and focus that Max Brooks has demonstrated for all of us.”—Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Set in the wilds of Washington State, Greenloop was once a model eco-community—until nature’s wrath made it a tragic object lesson in civilization’s fragility. 
Offering a glorious back-to-nature experience with all the comforts of high-speed Internet, solar smart houses, and the assurance of being mere hours from Seattle by highway, Greenloop was indeed a paradise—until Mount Rainier erupted, leaving its residents truly cut off from the world, and utterly unprepared for the consequences. With no weapons and their food supplies dwindling, Greenloop’s residents slowly realized that they were in a fight for survival. And as the ash swirled and finally settled, they found themselves facing a specter none of them could have predicted—or even thought possible...

In these pages, Max Brooks brings to light the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own investigations into the massacre that followed and the legendary beasts behind it. If what Kate saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.
Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before.

New Fiction on our Shelves
New Nonfiction on our Shelves
New Paperbacks on our Shelves
From our own Shires Press

Within the pages of this book, you'll meet Max, his family, his dog Cuddles, and the Meanies.
Max is a smart boy who thinks there's no good reason for the Meanies to bully him until he sees why they act they way they do.

Read more to find out how Max overcomes his fear of the Meanies with the help of his very special dog, Cuddles, and by using his own smart mind.

Both Liz and Dan feel strongly about educating children on the many ways they can be bullied and ways to prevent it. We hope that by reading this book it will help open a channel of communication with their parents and caregivers.

Through all of the roles Liz Landa has been in over the years in her career, none have compared to being a mother and grandmother. She has been blessed to have had the assistance of her family while preparing this book. She has three children, two grandchildren, and lives in New York with her husband, son, and two cats who like to be pet while she's writing. This is her first book and she plans to continue writing about sensitive topics for children. Dan Landa is an actor and cartoonist living in New York. He has appeared in short films, plays, TV programs, and commercials. His comic strips and illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and art galleries. He has been drawing since he was two years old. This is the first children's book Dan has illustrated!

New Releases from our Children's Department
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Both stores will be open starting tomorrow!

Manchester Center, VT
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Daily 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Manchester Center, VT 05255

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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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