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Saturday, November 30th

Please join us this year for Small Business Saturday. The day we all think small! #SmallBizSat


In celebration of Small Business Saturday we'll be joining with Indie Bookstores across the country to celebrate Sherman Alexie's initiative, "Indies First".

(read his letter here). 

And in that spirit, one of our favorite local authors, Megan Mayhew Bergman, will be at our Manchester store as a bookseller! Megan will be walking around our store to meet, greet and personally help you pick out great books for you and your loved ones this holiday season!    

For all your support we'd like to add, "Thanks for Shopping Indie!": Our booksellers have selected some of their favorite titles and if you purchase one you'll receive a $5.00 Northshire Gift Card. Look for the books with the Thanks for Shopping Indie bookmark.

Every month the Northshire Bookstore puts a Spotlight on a local non-profit in various ways.

Please join us as we honor the charitable, compassionate, and educational work of our neighbors throughout the region.  


Give the Gift of Reading to Hundreds of Area Children. Please donate to our Book Angel Program!

Help us to ensure that children who would benefit from the gift of new books receive them this Christmas!

We will donate 1 book for every 5 our generous customers give, wrap and deliver them all just in time for Christmas. Look for the canisters at registers or for the tree on the Children's floor!

Manchester Reading Groups this month at the Northshire, click here to see what we're reading, then join us!

Northshire Classic Mystery
Northshire Mystery and Thriller
Northshire Women Read
Northshire Cookbook Reading Group
The Dark Side Reading Group
Northshire Fountain of Youth
Northshire Poetry Reading

Our Saratoga Reading Groups will launch early in 2014. Email us at if you're interested in any of the following groups: 


Northshire Cookbook Reading Group

Truth and Tales Reading Group

Northshire Poetry Reading Group

The Armchair Explorer's Reading Group

The End of the World Reading Group

'WeAreNotTooOldForThis' Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Reading Salinger Reading Group

What we're reading and can't wait for you to read!

 - Early word on Alice Hoffman's new novel (hint: pre-order now!)

We have hundreds of great books in stock in our Manchester store and not enough room to display them all. Please ask a book seller 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 to or search here.
We have partnered with Kobo to offer the best in digital reading!
The Kobo is a great gift to give to the digital reader, while supporting your local indie bookstore.

Awarded to the Northshire Bookstore in partnership with Alan Benoit. 

Click here to find out why we were awarded Winner of Best of New England Travel 2011

Best Bookstore

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Northshire Bookstore

VT Store Hours: Open Daily at 10 am 
Sunday - Wednesday till 7 pm 
Thursday - Saturday till 9 pm

4869 Main Street 
Junction of Routes 7A & 11/30 
Manchester Center, VT 05255

VT 800-437-3700 
VT 802-362-2200

NY Store Hours: Open Daily at 10 am 
Sunday - Monday till 9 pm 
Tuesday - Saturday 10 pm

424 Broadway  
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

NY 855-339-5990 
NY 518-682-4200

All of us here at the Northshire Bookstores wish you a very happy holiday season.  

We have much to be grateful for this year with the birth of our Saratoga Springs store and the continued success of our Manchester store. We are looking forward to welcoming many friends on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and throughout the holiday season.  Please remember that how you spend your money has a big impact on the vitality of your community.  Keeping your shopping local and independent is the best way to reinvest in your community as your dollar will circulate many times and have lasting impact. This is an important time of year for us and most small businesses - we thank you for your support.  

Please consider joining us in making sure area children receive at least one book as a gift.  Our Book Angel program identifies children who would not otherwise receive a book (with the help of local schools) and makes it easy for customers to buy books or donate money for us to choose books for these youngsters. We give out well over 500 titles in the Manchester area each year and are looking forward to expanding the program to Saratoga.  Even if you can't make it into the store, you can donate on-line.  Thank you for supporting this wonderful program.  

Our event with Doris Kearns Goodwin on December 6 is sold out, but there are still some tickets available to see Ann Patchett on December 11th. Both events are being held in Saratoga. Don't miss this special opportunity to see and hear this world class author. 

Northshire Bookstore has the best in books, as well as a huge array of unique gifts, AND in each of our stores an entire floor devoted to kids. We are truly a one-stop shopping destination.

Happy Holidays to all!

Chris Morrow and the entire Northshire Staff.

Featured December Events 

Saturday, December 7, 5 pm. Bless the Dogs: The Monks of New Skete .
Join Brother Christopher and a canine companion  to discuss and demonstrate training techniques. A delightful celebration in words and pictures of the special relationship we have with our dogs. 
This event is scheduled in Manchester. It is free and open to the public.

 Wednesday, December 11, 7 pm, Ann Patchett presenting This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. An irresistible blend of literature and memoir, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.


This event is scheduled in Saratoga. Tickets on sale HERE. 

Esteemed art critic and biographer Deborah Solomon presents her her spirited and authoritative biography, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. Many of our friends and neighbors recall Mr. Rockwell vividly and, in some instances, even posed for him; don't miss this very special final event of 2013!

This event is scheduled in Manchester. It is free and open to the public.

New Books for Decmmber 

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, by Lee Mendelson, Hardcover, $19.99 No holiday season would be complete without watching Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang give a forgotten tree a little love, recite the Christmas story, and sing "Silent Night." A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is a delightful and fitting salute to the holiday special that never fails to deepen your love of Christmas, touch your heart, and give you hope. Read more...

Big New Yorker Book of Cats, by Anthony Lane, Hardcover, $40.00  Look what The New Yorker dragged in! It's the purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions. This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine's archives. Read more...    


Puddin'by Clio Goodman, Hardcover, $25.00
The classic American treat finally gets its due: foolproof pudding recipes, from irresistible standards to inventive modern twists, by the chef and owner of New York City's popular pudding destination. Read more...

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells,by Sebastian Faulks, Hardcover, $25.99 This clever tribute to brings a smile to those of us who have read and re-read the many Wodehouse novels and have always wished there were more. The voice and the tone are just right and at times the reader forgets it is not the original. If anything, Faulks humanizes Bertie Wooster and smartens him up while propelling this character to a final act of closure. Delightful! ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank Read more...

Through the Evil Daysby Julia Spencer-Fleming, Hardcover, $25.99 As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they've never encountered.  In the course of this one tumultuous week the lives of the Millers-Kill residents readers have come to love and cherish change forever.  Readers have waited years for Through The Evil Days and Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers with the exquisite skill and craftsmanship that have made her such a success. Read more...

The Smithsonian's History of American in 101 Objects, by Richard Kurin, Hardcover, $50.00 The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Read more...

Children's Books

Hardcover, $24.95 This new holiday book features amazing paper engineering and pop-ups from the same paper engineer that developed the best-selling Snowflakes title. This unique pop-up interpretation of a beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is destined to be another classic to be enjoyed for years by the entire family. 

Cinder: A Chicken Cinderella, by Jan Brett, Hardcover, $17.99 Jan Brett sets her Cinderella story in a snowy Russian winter where one magical night, Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even her bossy sisters don't recognize her.  Readers will find these dressed up chickens comical as they pour over the extravagant setting, including a "WOW"-inducing double gatefold of chicken couples whirling around the ballroom. A feast for the eyes sure to become a perennial favoriteRead more...


The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokel, Hardcover, $22.99 

A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut.

On the eve of Princess Sophia's wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls.

Read more... 

Independently Published at Northshire

Hot off the Presses! This book has just been published by ShiresPress. Come into the store or  click here for a list of our recently published books.

A Shepard's Story by David Hall
Paperback, $12.95 The verses of this book were written in 1982 and first read at a Christmas Eve service at the church David was then pastoring in upstate New York.


This book is dedicated to the memory of his mother, Helen Hall, who first read to him the Biblical account of Christ's birth. Many thanks to David's four beautiful nieces, Josie, Debora, Emma, and Amy Hall for their illustrations.

David Hall lives in upstate New York and is now in his tenth year teaching the Bible at Grace Christian School in Bennington, Vermont. Read more...


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