Northshire Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years
Northshire Bookstore will be celebrating a weekend of festivities in honor of 40 years in business in the Manchester community, Friday to Sunday, September 9 to 11, with great authors, fun for kids and Vermont artisan food and drink. On Friday at 7 p.m., stop by for a free comedy show with Vermont comedian Michael Kingsbury in the Spiral Press Café, where beer and wine will also be available for purchase through The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern. On Saturday, local vendors will be set up throughout the store sampling their products. From 1 to 3 p.m., author Wendy Walker will be in the store signing her new hit psychological thriller, ‘All is Not Forgotten.’ At 5 p.m., author and wine and cheese aficionado Adam Centamore will be here to talk about his book, ‘Tasting Wine and Cheese’ and of course, there will be plenty of each to sample. The main event will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, as bookseller and customer favorite Richard Russo takes the stage to talk about his latest book ‘Everybody’s Fool.’ Russo will be on hand for Q and A, and to sign books as well. This is a free event; come early to ensure a seat. On Sunday, kids are welcome to enjoy fun crafts, special giveaways, book-themed games, storytimes and more. All families participate for free. Enjoy story time from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. At 11, celebrate Dr. Seuss with a reading of ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and a special guest appearance by The Cat in the Hat himself, a great opportunity for photos! At 2 p.m., kids are invited to create dream jars for the Big Friendly Giant’s giant dream trumpet, and enjoy snacks inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved character. All ages are welcome! From 4 to 5:30, those ages seven to 14 are invited to test their knowledge of children’s books in an exciting game of team trivia. The youngsters will work together to name famous titles, series, authors and characters in order to win great prizes, including gift cards to Northshire Bookstore, located at 4869 Main Street in Manchester Center. For details, call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com.