Buying books for my father is a challenge - almost an insurmountable one. He holds a PhD in optical physics from Harvard, spent his entire career in research at IBM throughout its heyday, directing science and technology development. He has been on every national academy board, engineering or science task force, science advisory panel, held chairs or guest professorships in engineering and physics at MIT, UVA, and UMass - you name it.
Save the Date for an extremely special event at the Manchester Center, Vermont store on June 9 at 6:00 pm. It will be a true literary event when we welcome debut novelist, Tommy Orange, to the store.
Most adults probably haven’t thought about dinosaurs since they were kids. If the last time you paid any attention to paleontology was the 1980s you’re in for a surprise. Many paradigms have changed and the general picture of what life was like in the Mesozoic has shifted substantially. This list is by no means comprehensive, but if you’re curious about dinosaurs or, if you have children and want to be able to answer their dino-related questions, it’s a fine start.
My Beloved Brontosaurus by Brian Switek
With the nice weather come thoughts of reading outside. However, one has so many choices as to where one can do such an act...
One of Northshire Bookstore’s strongest assets is its people. Each bookseller brings a distinct personality and unique skill set, all of which come together to better serve our customers. Sarah Donner is one such personality.
When I was in high school, musical tastes and fandom were tribal. My small group of friends cross-pollinated our tastes and albums and concert going experiences. Sure, we were individuals deep down, holding our own separate passions closer to the vest when the group itself didn't truly take a shine to a particular group or artist (I remember one of my best friends was truly crazy about Kiss, but also the Raspberries, neither of which disparate groups took hold with our overall party).