Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY: Throughout the month of June, Northshire Bookstore will host readings and signings in Saratoga Springs. Except where otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public, and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway.
Story Time! Every Friday at 10:30 am
Sold Out! Tuesday, June 2, 7 pm at the Saratoga City Center: David McCullough “The Wright Brothers”
Presented in partnership with WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Off the Shelf with David McCullough. This ticketed event is sold out. Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough discusses his newest book, “The Wright Brothers,” with Off the Shelf host Joe Donahue.
Friday, June 5, 7 pm: Jane Smiley “Early Warning”
Tickets are required for this event - $5 ticket can be redeemed for $5 off a copy of “Early Warning”
Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley discusses “Early Warning,” the newest installment of her best-selling American trilogy, with Issac Pulver, director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Tickets can be purchased at Northshire Bookstore.
Saturday, June 6, 7 pm: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller “Dragon in Exile”
Join us for a reading, discussion and signing with authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, who are presenting #18 in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universe®. Clan Korval rebuilds its fortunes on the gritty, semi-anarchic planet of Surebleak.
Monday, June 8, 5:30 pm: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder “Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular” Join "Science Bob" Pflugfelder for a fun conversation about his Nick and Tesla series of science-based mysteries. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Suitable for children in 3rd Grade & up.
Saturday, June 13, 11 am: Violet LeMay “100 Pablo Picassos”
Join author/illustrator Violet LeMay for a storytime, drawing demonstration and art activity celebrating her new book "100 Pablo Picassos." Young readers will explore the artist life from his childhood, to his major contributions to modern art, and from his love for pets to his endless curiosity about life. Suitable for ages 3 to 7.
Wednesday, June 17, 6 pm: Readings from “The Apple Tree”
Readings from The Apple Tree featuring local poets and writers from The Academy of Lifelong Learning, sponsored by Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. The Apple Tree is a journal of selected prose, poetry, art and photography submitted by members of The Academy.
Friday, June 19, 6 pm: Nancy Reisman “Trompe L’Oeil”
A reading, discussion and signing with Reisman, a Yaddo alumna and recipient of awards including the O. Henry Award. In Trompe L’Oeil, the Murphy family experiences a life-altering tragedy during a vacation in Rome. Seamlessly alternating among several characters’ points of view, Reisman captures the details of their daily lives as well as their longing for connection and fear of abandonment.
Saturday, June 20, 7 pm: Joan Murray and Suzanne Parker, Poetry Reading
Joan Murray shares poems from Swimming for the Ark: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015. This career-defining book offers twenty-two new poems along with generous selections from her earlier books. Suzanne Parker reads from Viral, written in response to the tragic suicide of Tyler Clementi. Viral explores the complex issues of sexuality, shame, and masculinity.
Monday, June 22, 7 pm: Book Launch Celebration for Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History at the Saratoga Springs History Museum / Canfield Casino, 1 East Congress Street
For nearly 250 years, Saratoga Springs has been one of North America’s most fabled resort towns. Until now, its story has never been told in a single volume. As part of the celebration of the centennial of the city’s incorporation, join us in welcoming this new definitive history.
Thursday, June 25, 6 pm: Paul Doiron “The Precipice”
Join us for an evening with Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron. In this riveting new novel, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins a desperate search for two missing hikers as Maine wildlife officials deal with a frightening rash of coyote attacks. Hope turns to despair after two unidentified corpses are discovered-their bones picked clean by coyotes. Do the bodies belong to the missing hikers? And were they killed by the increasingly aggressive wild dogs?
Friday, June 26, 7 pm: Shires Press Spotlight: Deborah Dittner, Donna Miller, Bob Stannard and Gary Stine
Join us for presentation and signing with four authors published by our own Shires press.
- Deborah Dittner Body Balance: Empowering PerformanceLearn how to reconnect with the natural world and the powerful whole foods it offers to fuel up and achieve the sustainable energy we all want.
- Donna Miller Mad Random: Claiming Life out of ChaosMiller's book chronicles one family’s struggle to find normalcy while raising a son with severe emotional disabilities. Brutally honest, yet laugh out loud funny, this book shines a light on the anxiety, heartbreak and rage experienced by thousands of families seeking acceptance for their difficult, quirky children.
- Bob Stannard How to Survive the Recession and How to Survive the RecoveryThrough a variety of tales, columns and adventures these books are an autobiographical glimpse of a Vermont life.
- Gary Stine Claim Your ConnectionClaim the connection that already exists between you and your audience. Public speaking is a chance to share who you really are with the world. This book is designed to help you hone your skills.
Sunday, June 28, 2 pm: Artsy Afternoon – A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Come enjoy this classic by beloved picture book author Eric Carle. Learn about ocean creatures and make some undersea artwork! Suitable for ages 3-12, adult helper needed.
All events listed above will take place at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY, and are free and open to the public, except where otherwise noted.