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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
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.

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By Galison, Edward Hopper (By (artist))
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))
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!

Notes from the Shire: Book Angels

The Northshire Bookstore Book Angel program is our decades-old tradition of ensuring children in neighboring communities receive the gift of a new book during the holidays, children who might otherwise not own a book or have books available to them. Many of our customers have made this a yearly tradition of their own, coming into the store to choose books or to make a monetary donation to this much loved program.


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