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Independent Bookstore Day (4/30/16)

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at 

Battenkill Books on Saturday April 30


Fiction Book Club: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (5/5/16)

Please join us for a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland

The Lowland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307278265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books - June 17th, 2014

Plant Identification Workshop for Kids (4/28/16)

Plant Identification for Kids with Sue Van Hook

Thursday, April 28th (NEW DATE) and Thursday, May 19th

3 - 4:30 pm

​"Hence, a traveller should be a botanist, for in all views plants form the chief embellishment."​

Fiction Book Club & Author Visit: Lie in Wait with Eric Rickstad (4/7/16)

Please join us Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm for a book club discussion and author visit. We will be discussing Eric Rickstad's mystery, Lie in Wait, and Eric himself will join us for the discussion. 

Lie in Wait Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062424778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Witness - February 2nd, 2016

Author Event: No Experience Necessary: The Redemption of a Bohemian Zero with Jim Gedney

Please join us Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm for an author talk and reading with Jim Gedney, author of No Experience Necessary: The Redemption of a Bohemian Zero ($19). 

Poetry Night (3/24/16)

Bring a poem or two to share, your own or someone else's. 

If the weather is questionable, please call the bookstore at 518-677-2515 to be sure Poetry Night is on. 

Book Launch & Story Hour: Cricket Song by Anne Hunter

Join us for a very special picture book event! Author and illustrator, and Battenkill Books' own muralist, Anne Hunter will join us to present her new picture book, Cricket Song

Saturday, March 19th

11:00 am

Order your signed copy here! 

SKU: CricketSong
Please enter what you would like the author to inscribe in your book. Occasionally requests may be edited for clarity or space.

Possum's Harvest Moon Cover Image
By Anne Hunter, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395918241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 28th, 1998

Who Would Like a Christmas Tree?: A Tree for All Seasons Cover Image
By Ellen Bryan Obed, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547046259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2009

What's in the Tide Pool? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618015108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children - August 1st, 2000

Summer Story Hour

Join us each Tuesday morning at 10 am during July and August for story hour. We will have books to share, crafts, and various arts activities throughout the summer. 


Best for children 2-6. No snack provided - please bring your own.  

Pre-School Bookworms - Free program

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Do you know a preschool age child and want to read to them more? The Cambridge Elementary School and Battenkill Books are happy to announce that they are continuing to offer the FREE Cambridge Bookworm Preschool Book Club.

 The Bookworm Club is a free book lending program available to families residing in the Cambridge School District with children ages 2-5. Many schools nationwide are involved in similar 1,000 Book Clubs to encourage family reading, early literacy, and to establish a lifelong love of reading.

The club “houses” 100 bags of 10 books each for young children and their families to borrow and read during their preschool years.  Children in the club have the opportunity to read 1000 books by the time they reach kindergarten! The club is made possible through community support and donations, Battenkill Books, Cambridge Schools PTP and a grant from Books in Kids’ Hands.

Registration forms and books can be picked up at the elementary school office or at Battenkill Books.  Once the registration is completed, the child can take home a bag. One bag may be borrowed per child at a time and can be kept for several weeks.  Borrowing hours are Monday–Friday 8:30-2:00 at the Elementary School office or at Battenkill Books during business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, or Sunday 10 am – 2 pm).

If you have questions, please contact Cambridge Elementary School at 677-8527, extension 1433 or Battenkill Books at 677-2515.



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