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Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY: All events listed below will take place at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY, and are free and open to the public, except where otherwise noted.

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

Story Time! Every Friday at 10:30 am October 1 - Thursday - 7:00 pm - Book Launch Party - Greg Hrbek - Not on Fire, But Burning Join us to celebrate the release of one of the wildly anticipated “buzz books” of the fall, a book unlike anything you've read before: a brilliant and absorbing adventure into the dark heart of an America that seems ripped from the headlines.

October 2 - Friday - 6:00 pm - Marika McCoola - Baba Yaga’s Assistant A celebration of the award-winning debut from one of our own - beloved former Northshire bookseller Marika McCoola. Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

October 3 - Saturday - Wendy Corsi Staub - Blood Red Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, as she celebrates the first book in a terrifying new series set in a small Hudson Valley town with a sinister secret.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! KIDS! October 7th - Wednesday - 6:00 pm - Saratoga Music Hall - 474 Broadway Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot An evening Dav Pilkey, as he presents the twelfth book in his hilariously gross Captain Underpants series. Tickets & event info at

October 9th - Friday - 7:30 pm - Tim Weiner - One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award-winner Tim Weiner presents his latest, a Northshire Staff Pick. A devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man.

October 10th - Saturday - 7:00 pm - Phil Holland - The Dance Must Follow: Sixteen Cantos and an Epilogue A verse portrait of the artist as dancer, gardener, photographer, and dreamer. The artist in question is Moses Pendleton, internationally acclaimed founder of the groundbreaking dance troupes Pilobolus and Momix, and a two-time Olympic choreographer.

KIDS! October 11th - Sunday - 2:00 pm - Elizabeth Howard - A Day with Bonefish Joe An enchanting story about an adventurous girl and her day at sea with Bonefish Joe, one of the best-known bonefish guides in the Bahamas. 

KIDS! October 14th - Wednesday - 6:00 pm - Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection In this fourth volume of Timmy Failure's best-selling “memoirs,” Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy's mom, Total the polar bear, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind Molly Moskins.

October 15th - Thursday - 6:00 pm - History Triple Bill! At the Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 East Congress Street - Admission is $5 at the door Bruce Dearstyne - The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in New York State’s History Richard Brown - Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783 David Pietrusza - 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR - Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal and Unlikely Destiny

October 16th - Friday - 7:00 pm - Nancy Fuller - Farmhouse Rules A presentation from the host of the #1 in-kitchen show on the Food Network, sharing a cookbook created to fill America's yearnings for authentic comfort food. Fuller’s philosophy is to feed others with delicious, simple meals from the heart.

October 17th - Saturday - 7:00 pm - Tor Books Fantasy Group Tour: Seth Dickinson, Ilana C. Meyer and Fran Wilde Three great writers are teaming up for a fantasy tour of epic proportions! Seth Dickinson, Ilana Myer, and Fran Wilde will sarea their tales of intrigue, sky cities, and life so far as debut authors.

October 23 - Friday - 7:00 pm - Robert Moss - Sidewalk Oracle: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life Join us for an evening with author, storyteller, dream teacher and radio host Robert Moss, as he explores synchronicity and kairomancy.

October 24 - Saturday - 7:00 pm - Susan Piver - Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation Join us for an evening of dialogue with best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver. "Start Here Now" is a concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is and isn't, with advice on how to start and continue a meditation practice.

KIDS! October 26 - 11:00 am - Jacky Davis & David Soman - Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition An interactive story time & book signing with the authors of the beloved & bestselling Ladybug Girl series! When Lulu puts on her ladybug costume, she becomes Ladybug Girl—a superhero who uses her imagination to have adventures right in her own backyard.

KIDS! October 31 - Saturday - 1:00 pm - Deanna Cook - Teddy Bear Doctor Join us during Saratoga's Fall Festival, as the author shares a fun craft activity from her book. Got a teddy bear with a tummy ache, a feverish plush puppy, or a dinosaur who scraped her knees? Never fear! This delightful book offers everything kids need to set up their own veterinary clinic and enjoy hours of fun.