Upcoming programs at Northshire Books for the holiday season

Thursday November 29, 2012

Bookseller Holiday Presentation

If you are looking for that perfect present, let our experts guide you and be your personal shoppers. Join us for our annual Bookseller Holiday Presentation, Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

Join us at the Northshire Bookstore for a special event as we present the best books, music, film, children’s items, and more, of the season. The Booksellers have vetted and reviewed hundreds of items and narrowed the list down to what they are sure are the perfect gifts.

While you are with us enjoy a glass of mulled cider, pastries, and a 20% discount on the merchandise selected by the Booksellers. We will be happy to wrap it all up for you, too. It is the perfect, no stress, solution to finding just the right thing for everyone on your list.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

American Phoenix

The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood band his improbable, inspiring comeback to the pinnacle of the business world. Event starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.

In this gripping narrative history, Skinner’s great-great-granddaughter, Sarah S. Kilborne, tells an inspiring, unforgettable American story of a town devastated by unimaginable catastrophe; an industry that had no reason to succeed except for the perseverance of a few intrepid entrepreneurs; and a man who had nothing band everything to lose as he struggled to rebuild his life a second time.

Sarah S. Kilborne is a writer, editor, historian, and translator. Her translations include works by Marcel Duchamp, Jean Clair, and Andre Gervais.

She is the author of two acclaimed books for children, "Peach & Blue and Leaving Vietnam: The True Story of Tuan Ngo." "Peach & Blue" was the 2001 Book of the Year for the State of South Carolina Science Teachers Association and "Leaving Vietnam" was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books for children on the Vietnam War. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in philosophy and has been a fellow at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College. In her spare time Kilborne is also a musician. She lives along the Hudson River in upstate New York.

Nancy Marie Brown’s ‘Song of the Vikings’

In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson’s story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources, Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired,mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it. Nancy Marie Brown is the author of highly-praised books of nonfiction, including The Abacus and the Cross and The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman. She has studied Icelandic literature and culture since 1978. Formerly the editor of the award-winning magazine Research/Penn State, Brown lives in Vermont, where she keeps four Icelandic horses and an Icelandic sheepdog.

She blogs at nancymariebrown.blogspot.com

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstorewebsiteat www.northshire.com

Northshire Book Angel program 2012

MANCHESTER -- Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life with a book! The Northshire Bookstore is pleased to announce the start of our annual Book Angel Program for the 2012 season - a program that endeavors to put books into the hands of children that otherwise do not own or have access to them.

The Northshire solicits names from approximately 20 area schools and organizations, requesting that age, grade, interests, and reading levels be included so that a match can be made between a child and a book. Anonymity is protected at all costs.

A Christmas tree is up in the Childrens Department decorated with paper angels that illustrate the first name of each child & their interests.

Customers can become involved in several ways: they can choose an angel off the tree to make a book match, or make a monetary donation through the register or donation cans that are placed at each register, book club dollars and gift cards may also be donated. For every 5 books purchased the Northshire donates one.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com


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