Northshire Bookstore celebrated 10 years in its Saratoga location of 424 Broadway in August.
The store is an award-winning independent bookstore, founded by Ed and Barbara Morrow on Main Street in Manchester Center, Vt., in 1976. The Saratoga Springs location opened in August of 2013.
Both Northshire Bookstore locations are now owned and operated by sisters Cathleen Ihasz, Nicole Ihasz and Ashley Ihasz-Austin.
“Saratoga Springs understood the value of a downtown bookstore and effectively lobbied, invested and supported us,” said Nancy Scheemaker, general manager of the Saratoga store. “We are of course deeply grateful for this passion and vision. We are grateful also for a decade of support that we could only have dreamed of prior to experiencing the real thing.”
Over the last decade, Northshire has presented more than a thousand author events in Saratoga Springs, hosted children’s programming and brought authors into area schools, partnered with local not-for-profits, and has worked with our customers to provide free children’s books to area children via our Book Angels program.
In the spring of 2018, the store was honored with the Pannell Award from the Women’s National Book Association, a prestigious national award for excellence in children’s bookselling. The award jury cited the store’s “passionate staff and year-round schedule of creative programs and events.”
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga is the Capital District’s largest family-owned independent bookseller. For more information on the store and its events program, visit www.northshire.com, follow us at @northshirebooks, or call 518-682-4200.