MANCHESTER - Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont - excursions informed by the worldview he's imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philosophy.

Hinton will be discussing his book "Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape," Friday, Jan. 25, starting at 7 p.m., at the Northshire Bookstore.

His broad-ranging discussion offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone script, to a family chutney recipe. It's a spiritual ecology that is profoundly ancient and at the same time resoundingly contemporary. Your view of the landscape - and of your place in it - may never be the same. Hinton received the 2007 PEN award for translation, was a 2003 Guggenheim Fellow, and he has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Merrill Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation. He has published 14 books, among them translations of the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu, and the poems of Li Po. His most recent book is his monumental Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.