October 2023

Autumn is finally here. The leaves are making their incendiary transition to shades of red, orange and yellow, and the air has turned crisp. It is the perfect weather for curling up with a new book, a tasty drink and some classic vinyl. 

Fall is also a time for reflection as we celebrate our one year anniversary as owners of Northshire. September 27, 2022 was a pivotal day; one that will live in our memories forever. The three of us were excited to embark on a new business journey together, but we never could have anticipated what a rewarding endeavor taking on the Northshire Bookstore would be. Each of us has settled into our respective roles and we are working vigorously to ensure the longevity of this amazing business and its legacy.

Growing closer with our incredible team members, it is so clear to us that Northshire is not only a community bookstore, but a community within a bookstore as well. We have been graciously embraced and supported, which has been crucial to our successful transition. We could not be prouder to be part of this dedicated, book-loving ensemble.

As we close the chapter on a very memorable year, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to our team members and customers in Manchester, Saratoga Springs and beyond. We appreciate you more than you know. 

Happy Fall,

Cathleen, Nicole and Ashley

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Northshire Bookstore records many of our author and bookstore events and makes them available for free viewing through our “Northshire Presents” YouTube Channel. We are continually updating these offerings to allow our community to connect with other readers & book lovers. Explore & Enjoy - and please like and subscribe to see more videos as we add them!

From our video archives: a virtual event with Natalie Jenner, in conversation with Kim Van Alkemade, in honor of the release of her book Bloomsbury Girls in 2022.

Featured Release

North Woods

by Daniel Mason

A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—“a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic” (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Piano Tuner and The Winter Soldier.

"This novel is, simply put, the heart and soul of New England. The land lives and breathes through Mason's words, and the personification of both the natural world and history is nothing short of breathtaking. The characters feel unmistakably real, their presence haunting both the novel in residual echoes and the reader's imagination, and his use of narrative, prose, and lyric is creative and masterful. A wonderful, awe-inspiring treasure of a book that made me fall in love all over again with my home and the world. This book will live in me for a very, very long time."

— reviewed by Bethany Marsfelder

Join us for an author event in Manchester on October 21 at 6 pm!

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Let us Descend

by Jesmyn Ward

From Jesmyn Ward—the two-time National Book Award winner, youngest winner of the Library of Congress Prize for Fiction, and MacArthur Fellow—comes a haunting masterpiece, sure to be an instant classic, about an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War.

"From the stunning first sentence through the hell of the narrative to the heart-bursting final pages, Let us Descend is a formidable novel and a testament to the author's utterly unique voice. It is told through the experience of Annis, a young enslaved woman in the early 19th century, who is separated from her mother and marched hundreds of miles to a plantation in New Orleans. Every day is its own version of hell yet she manages to tap into what little agency she possesses to survive. A supernatural presence in Annis's journey is as important and real as everything she encounters in the corporeal world. Jesmyn Ward's new novel is a literary event." — reviewed by Stan Hynds

Out 10/24/2023

New Fiction on our Shelves

New Nonfiction on our Shelves
New Paperbacks on our Shelves

New Releases from our Children's Department

An Update On Northshire's Social Media
We are shifting our focus to one main Northshire account on each social media platform, and each merged account will highlight the magic of our Manchester, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY stores equally. Whatever platform you use, we hope you follow us at the handles below for the latest news, store updates, book releases and upcoming events!

Instagram: @northshirebooks
Twitter: @northshirebooks
TikTok: @northshirebooks
Facebook: @northshirebookstore
YouTube: @northshirebookstore
Order online at www.northshire.com

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

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