Manchester - 40th Anniversary Celebration!!! September 9th, 10th, and 11th!!!

Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

40th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend -Schedule of Events!!!


10:00 - 2:00 - Visit with local water color artist Lynn Pratt as she creates paintings inspired by literary works of art!

7:00 pm - Vermont Comedian Michael Kingsbury to perform in The Spiral Press Cafe. Also on hand will be a cash bar provided by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern.


Visit between 10:00 and 5:00 and receive a scratch off ticket for 20% - 40% off your purchase. Reader's Rewards Members will receive a minimum of 25% off (some restricitons apply).

Throughout the day enjoy in-store demonstrations by local vendors as they offer samples of their products.Vendors to include Fortuna Sausage Company, Northshire Brewery, Maplebrook Farm Cheese, and Bobos Mountain Sugar. 

11:00 - 1:00 - Author signing and meet and greet with Elizabeth Powell and Jensen Beach with their poetry collections Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter, and Swallowed by the Cold.

1:00 - 3:00 - Author signing and meet and greet with Wendy Walker for her new hit psychological mystery  All is Not Forgotten.

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Wine and cheese aficionado Adam Centamore will speak about his book Tasting Wine and Cheese. Of course there will be plenty to sample! Adam will also be signing his books. Many thanks to Quarto Publishing for sending Adam our way!

7:00 pm- THE MAIN EVENT!!!! RICHARD RUSSO will be here to speak about his newest book Everybody's Fool. He will also be available for Q&A and for a book signing!


Reader's Rewards Members will receive 25% off all purchases made on Sunday (some restrictions apply).

This is the day we celebrate our youngest customers! Throughout the day, kids are welcome to enjoy fun crafts, special giveaways, book-themed games, storytimes, and more! 

11:00 - Dr. Seuss story time with a special appearance of Cat in the Hat with snacks and a photo opportunity!

2:00 - 3:00 - BFG Event - Share your dreams as we celebrate one of our favorite novels, The BFG, by Roald Dahl (now a major film by Steven Spielberg). Join us to create dream jars for The BFG’s giant dream trumpet and enjoy BFG-inspired snacks.

4:00 - 5:30 - KIDS BOOK TRIVIA! Kids 7 to 14 are invited to test their knowledge of children’s books in an exciting game of team trivia! Kids will work together to name famous titles, series, authors, and characters in order to win great prizes--including Northshire Bookstore gift cards!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our customers, colleagues, and friends who have made the past 40 years such a pleasure. It is our honor to be a part of this special community.