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Northshire Bookstore Announces July Events

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - July 28 @ 6:00 pm

Throughout the month of July, Northshire Bookstore will host public events in Saratoga Springs. Except where otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public, and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway.

Story time: Fridays at 10:30

Saturday, July 1, 3:00-4:00 pm – Signing Only
John Ostwald – War Sacrifice and Coming Home

For years, the author has worked with Soldier’s Heart, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the emotional, moral, and spiritual wounds that often result from war and military service. A percent of the proceeds from the sale of this work benefit Soldier’s Heart. Please note that this is a signing only. There will be no formal author presentation.

KIDS! Thursday, July 6, 2:00-4:00 pm
Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip at the Saratoga Springs Public Library – 49 Henry Street
Join us for a “pop-up” reading festival co-presented by Northshire Bookstore, the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Scholastic Books!  At this reading road trip stop, kids and families will enjoy a fun afternoon of reading activities including:
• An author visit and book signing with Adele Griffin, Sandra Magsamen, and Tod Olson
• An activity station filled with reading activities
• Giveaway tables and a prize wheel
• Costume characters including: Clifford the Big Red Dog® and Geronimo Stilton

Friday, July 7, 6:00 pm
ITV Fest Preview Screening

Join us for a special preview of the 12th annual ITV Fest in Manchester Center, VT! We’ll screen some of the greatest hits of independent television as presented at the 2016 festival, and hear from festival organizer Philip Gilpin.

KIDS! Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 pm
Pokemon Card Trading Night
Join fellow Pokemon Trainers at Northshire Bookstore’s first Pokemon Trading night! Bring your cards for an evening of fair trading and test your knowledge with some Pokemon trivia for a chance to win cards! Children of all ages welcome.

Saturday, July 15, 6:00 pm
Janet Null – The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region
Join award-winning architect & author Janet Null for a conversation about the architecture of the Adirondacks.This book is the first field guide to the architecture of the Park, revealing the ordinary and the extraordinary, the remarkable buildings by prominent designers, as well as the hidden, unexpected gems few know exist.

Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 pm
John Pielmeier – Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself

Join us for a reading, conversation and signing to celebrate this rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier. The novel reimagines the childhood of the much-maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland.

KIDS! Friday, July 21, 10:30 am – Story time with guest star Heather Preusser – A Symphony of Cow Bells
Enjoy a special story time with picture book author Heather Preusser, as she shares her new book “A Symphony of Cowbells.” Petra just loves spring in Gimmelwald. Each season she and her family lead their prize dairy cows into the pastures to graze and each cow wears her own jingling, jangling, clanging bell. What a symphony!

KIDS! Tuesday, July 25, 3:00 pm – Arthur Yorinks – Making Scents
The Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street

An afternoon with award-winning best-selling children’s graphic novelist Arthur Yorinks, as he talks about and signs his new book. Mickey isn’t quite like his brothers and sisters. They’re all stronger, faster, and have a much better sense of smell. That’s because his “brothers and sisters” are dogs: bloodhounds, to be exact.

Thursday, July 27, 6:00 pm
Sharon Wilsie –  Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Sharon Wilsie, author, professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert will share information from her new book. She regularly works with horses for private clients and at equine rescues  Horse Speak is not a training method or technique–it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours.

Friday, July 28, 6:00 pm
Greg Veitch – All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them

Join us for an evening with Greg Veitch, Saratoga Springs chief of police, as he shares stories from his new book.This book is the story of the darker side of Saratoga Springs. For over one hundred years Saratoga Springs experienced a battle between the forces of law and order and the forces of vice, crime and corruption.

For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.


July 1 @ 3:00 pm
July 28 @ 6:00 pm