Something’s Always Happening at Northshire Bookstore

by Linda Warner

NorthshireEvents3Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont, is so much more than a place to buy books.  It’s even more than the many gift selections and the wonderful Spiral Press Café.  The bookstore is a special place for people who love books to gather.  To foster this love of books, the bookstore hosts over a hundred events each year from author discussions to readings to book signings to seminars. These events are opportunities for book lovers to come together, to share their interests through favorite authors, and to explore unknown realms through the printed word.

Northshire’s planned events for March include:
NorthshireEvents1Friday, March 3, 7 pmYear of No Clutter by Eve Schaub – the author shares the story of her year-long battle with clutter and what she learned about herself through her efforts.
Saturday, March 4, 1 pm – Free Comic Book Making Class with Jon Chad – learn cartooning tips from Vermont cartoonist and make your own minicomic.
Friday, March 10, 7pmWalking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time by Andrew Forsthoefel – join the author as he tells of finding his own direction by walking across America and listening to the stories others had to tell.
Saturday, March 11, 2 pmSleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugene Doyle – a special event for children as the author presents her new book describing life on the farm that she and her family operate.
Friday, March 17, 7 pmThe Attica Turkey Shoot by Malcolm Bell – the author tells the whole story of the cover-up by state police and prison guards after the 1971 Attica Prison riot from his point of view as a New York prosecutor.
NorthshireEvents2Saturday, March 18, 7 pmAmerican Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution by Roger Ekirch – the author, a professor of history at Virginia Tech, tells the true story of Jonathan Robbins and how his treatment by President John Adams impacted the presidential campaign of 1800 and set in motion a constitutional crisis.
Wednesday, March 22, 4 pmGirl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone – the author digs deeper into the issues of gender inequality (which inspired a documentary on the same subject) “with personal and inspiring stories of girls persevering against remarkable odds to gain an education.”
Saturday, March 25, 7 pmNo One Cares about Crazy People by Ron Powers – the New York Times bestselling author combines his narrative on the social history of mental illness in America with the deeply personal story of his sons’ battles with schizophrenia.
Sunday, March 26, 11 amHere We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen – the author presents her book, a collection of art essays and words from over 44 voices with diverse perspectives and insights on what feminism is in today’s world.

For information on future events or book groups, visit Northshire Bookstore online. For more events in Vermont, visit Vermont.com’s Calendar of Events.

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