Northshire Bookstore Wins Award, Opens New Store

Northshire Bookstore Wins Award, Opens New Store

Northshire Bookstore Wins Award, Opens New Store

From an outstanding field, Northshire Bookstore has won the Book Publishers Representatives of New England’s Independent Spirit Award, recognizing excellence in a member bookstore of the New England Independent Booksellers Association.

The nominating citation read: “Northshire is a tenacious bookstore: surviving downturns in the economy, slushy ski seasons, hurricane-induced flooding that dropped tourism to a trickle, and the onslaught of e-books. Despite the hits, they’ve maintained a can-do attitude, have filled their shelves judiciously, continue to host a wide range of events, and have fostered ‘Off the Shelf’ with WAMC’s Joe Donahue, ably tying together book promotion with book sales. On top of all that, the undeniably dedicated staff has been double-timing their work load in anticipation of the opening of their second location in Saratoga, N.Y.” The award will be presented during NEIBA’s annual fall conference in Providence, R.I., October 6 to 8.

Join Northshire Bookstore for a Grand Opening Celebration of its new Saratoga Springs location on Sunday, September 29, 12 to 5.

The new store, at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., opened on August 5. Celebration activities and entertainment throughout the day will include drawings for door prizes, a roving magician, book signings, Saratoga Shakespear, music by Dan Berggren, face painting and balloon animals, and more.

Customers will also get a sneak-peek at the soon to be opened café, which will be operated by Kilwin’s and will open into Northshire Bookstore. Small samples of Kilwin’s treats will be served.

For more information on the grand opening celebration and a calendar of events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit


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