Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY: During the month of April, Northshire Bookstore will host public events in Saratoga Springs. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free and open to the public and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway.

Story time: Fridays at 10:30 am

New Parent Meetup: Thursdays at 10:30 am

Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm – Box Brown in conversation – Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America
Award-winning author/artist Box Brown, author of Northshire staff favorite graphic novels including Andre the Giant and Is This Guy for Real will discuss his new book with Skidmore College professor Paul Benzon. This book is a rich, entertaining and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the history of cannabis legislation in America.

Friday, April 5 at 6 pm – Poetry Reading with Chase Twichell, Margaret Gibson & Jessica Hornik
We are excited to celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry reading by acclaimed poets Chase Twichell, Margaret Gibson and Jessica Hornik. The three poets will read from their recent collections, Things as it Is, Not Hearing the Wood Thrush, and A Door on the River.

Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm – Bick Wanck – Mind Easing: The Three-Layered Healing Plan for Anxiety and Depression
Author and psychiatrist Bick Wanck will share his book and his healing plan for the three essential causes of anxiety and depression. This book is intended as a guide for both mental health practitioners and for general readers. Bick Wanck is one of the founders of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Monday, April 8 at 6 pm – Pulitzer Prize Finalist Luis Alberto Urrea – The House of Broken Angels
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will share his riveting novel about the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrating two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend. “A novel like The House of Broken Angels is a radical act. It is a big, epic story about how hard it is to love with all of your heart, and all of your family–regardless of which side of the border they live on.”—John Freeman, Boston Globe

Friday, April 12 at 7 pm – Matt Lesniewsky in conversation – The Freak
Author & artist Matt Lesniewsky will celebrate the publication of his debut graphic novel. Lesniewsky will discuss the book and his art with Chris Martinez of the Evil Geek Podcast. The Freak tells the story of a man thought of as the world’s ugliest man.

Thursday, April 18 at 12 noon – Lunch at Hattie’s Restaurant with Juliette Fay – City of Flickering Light
Tickets required – tickets & information available at www.northshire.com
We’re thrilled to present a special lunch at Hattie’s with bestselling historical fiction author Juliette Fay. Her new novel transports us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen—perfect for fans of La La Land and Rules of Civility.

Saturday, April 27 from 10 am – 7 pm – Independent Bookstore Day
Northshire Bookstore is thrilled to join in the celebration of the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day. We’ll have special limited edition items available for purchase, refreshments, activities and more!
–Stop by at 11:00 a.m. for an Elephant & Piggie Story Time
–From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. drop by to meet Richelle Ford of Ford’s Falconry and her birds of prey. Ms. Ford will have several birds with her and will be giving an ongoing interactive presentation.

For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

Northshire Bookstore Saratoga is the Capital District’s largest family-owned independent bookseller and has been serving the region since August 2013 with custom book recommendations and more than 150 author events per year. The store is the winner of the 2018 Women’s National Book Association Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, one of the bookselling world’s most prestigious honors. The store is located at 424 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY.