Northshire Bookstore opened its Saratoga Springs store at 424 Broadway on August 5.
"The people of Saratoga have given us a tremendously warm welcome throughout the process of getting the store open," said Chris Morrow, store co-owner. "We are excited and honored to be a part of this community. I hope people come down to our Grand Opening and have fun."
Activities and entertainment will be spread throughout the store, and will include: 12-5 p.m: Regular drawings for twelve terrific door prizes; noon -5 p.m.: Smile Lounge Photo Booth noon: Book signing with Jon Katz 1 p.m.: Book signing with Archer Mayor 1:30 p.m. Music by The Bandersnatchers; 2 p.m. - Book signing with Suvir Saran 1-3 p.m. - Balloon Animals by Mr. Bill 2:30 p.m.: Saratoga Shakespeare presenting "monologues from a hat" 3 p.m.: Book signing with Russell Banks 3:-5 p.m. Face Painting by Happy Face FX 3:30 p.m.: Music by Dan Berggren 4 p.m.: Book signing with Dan Berggren Customers will also get a sneak-peek at the soon to be opened cafe, which will be operated by Kilwin's and will open into Northshire Bookstore.
Small samples of Kilwin's treats will be served.
On Sept. 11, Northshire Bookstore was honored with an Independent Spirit Award from the Book Publishers Representatives of New England, celebrating the store's "tenacity" and "undeniably dedicated staff.
For more information on grand opening celebration, and a calendar of events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.