Notes From the Shire

Bookseller Happy Hour at Home

Thanks to everyone that joined last night's special edition of Northshire Live which we dubbed Bookseller Happy Hour at Home.  Mike Hare and Kirstin Swartz of the Saratoga Springs store shared some of their recent favorites, and Dafydd Wood of the Manchester store shared a few of his.

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Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

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Take Me Apart: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272616
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Published: MCD - April 28th, 2020

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Ghosts of Harvard: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525510369
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Published: Random House - May 5th, 2020

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The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

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Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802148742
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Three Things I Know Are True Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062908025
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Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

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Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

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The Illness Lesson: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385544665
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Published: Doubleday - February 11th, 2020

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Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life Cover Image
By Brigitte Benkemoun, Jody Gladding (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781606066591
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Published: Getty Publications - May 19th, 2020

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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335010124
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Published: Hanover Square Press - February 4th, 2020

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The Ballad of Big Feeling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612197678
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Published: Melville House - July 7th, 2020

Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
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Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

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Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

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Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062844224
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Published: Harper Design - April 23rd, 2019

Stray: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101875964
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Published: Knopf - May 19th, 2020

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The Ancestor: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062912756
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Published: William Morrow - April 7th, 2020

The Street Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358187547
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Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

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Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419726569
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Published: Abrams - January 9th, 2018

The Border: A Novel (Power of the Dog #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062664495
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 4th, 2020

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The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250307187
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

Code Name Hélène: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385544689
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Published: Doubleday - March 31st, 2020

Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374268091
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 22nd, 2019

The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819888
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

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Actress: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324005629
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 3rd, 2020

The Gathering Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802170392
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - September 10th, 2007

Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878441
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

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Redhead by the Side of the Road: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525658412
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Published: Knopf - April 7th, 2020

Afterlife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984821218
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 27th, 2019

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

Notes from the Shire: The Plague, Then and Now

 

A seminal work of 20th Century literature is as timely, and urgent, as ever. 

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The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

Notes From the Shire: Edward Hopper and Us

 

 

He was America's painter of social distancing. Edward Hopper brought poetry to people removed from each other. He gave them dignity, value, and, in their isolation, awareness that while seemingly apart, we are never alone.

Edward Hopper 1000 Piece Puzzle Cover Image
By Galison, Edward Hopper (By (artist))
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735353534
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Published: Galison - January 16th, 2018

Edward Hopper: A Fresh Look on Landscape Cover Image
By Edward Hopper (Artist), Ulf Küster (Editor), Ulf Küster (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$68.00
ISBN: 9783775746540
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Published: Hatje Cantz - April 7th, 2020

Notes From the Shire: Using Supernatural Elements to Tell Human Stories

 

Some of the best stories are ones that find unique ways to emphasize their character’s narratives and personal experiences to strengthen the plot. There are a lot of new books that have come out in the past year that have used supernatural, fantasy or science fiction devices to build their storylines. Here are a few new releases that Saratoga booksellers Cassidy and Kirstin have felt used supernatural elements to enhance their main character’s experiences. 

Notes From the Shire: Northshire Staff Favorites of 2019

As the new year approaches, the staff of the Northshire Bookstore look back at some of their favorite books of 2019. It was a wonderful year for all kinds of readers. Cassidy has compiled some of the Northshire staff's top picks from throughout 2019. What were some of your favorites released in the last year? What books are you looking forward to in 2020?

 

Notes from the Shire: Books Under 300 Pages to Help You Reach Your Reading Goals!

 

2020 is fast approaching, and with this decade coming to a close many of us book lovers may be struggling to accomplish our reading goals for the year. The best way to still meet your goal before the year is up is to stick with shorter books, more specifically books under 300 pages. Whether you were striving to read one book or one hundred books, here are seven must-read novels under 300 pages that I recommend to help you reach your goals!

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