Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

Join us for a celebration of Independent Bookstores! 

We will have exclusive items for sale, freebies, a drawing for great prizes, and more! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 5:00pm

Students and family members of Cambridge Central School are invited to Family Night at Battenkill Books. 

Students of all ages, and their family members, are invited to a fun evening at Battenkill Books. There will be: 

-a special discount on all purchases

-a fun free item in the vending machine, 

-giveaways, including free books, and 

-activities for the young ones! 

Join us, no need to RSVP! 

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Eleanor Catton's novel Birnam Wood. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 10:00am

Please join us for a special event on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm, as welcome author and Adirondack Raptors founder, Mark Manske, and his Eurasian Eagle Owl, Morley, to Battenkill Books. Mark will talk about his work at Adirondack Raptors and his exciting book series for children, the Adventures with Stoney books. 

WAMC Book Picks

These are the books recommended by booksellers Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on Januayr 16, 2024. 

Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart: And Other Stories By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593314180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2024

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • From the author of the breakout novel Thistlefoot: a collection of dark fairytales and fractured folklore exploring how our passions can save us—or go monstrously wrong.

Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum By Antonia Hylton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538723692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Legacy Lit - January 23rd, 2024

New York Times Bestseller
Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books

In the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a page-turning 93-year history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the nation’s last segregated asylums, that the New York Times described as “fascinating…meticulous research” and bestsel

In the Upper Country: A Novel By Kai Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593489529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2024

The fates of two unforgettable women—one just beginning a journey of reckoning and self-discovery and the other completing her life's last vital act—intertwine in this sweeping, powerful novel set at the terminus of the Underground Railroad.

I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition By Lucy Sante Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593493762
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Published: Penguin Press - February 13th, 2024

“Reading this book is a joy... much to say about the trans journey and will undoubtedly become a standard for those in need of guidance. ”
— The Washington Post

"Sante’s bold devotion to complexity and clarity makes this an exemplary memoir. It is a clarion call to live one’s most authentic life.”

Lilith By Eric Rickstad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781094000749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - March 19th, 2024

From the internationally bestselling author of I Am Not Who You Think I Am--a New York Times Thriller of the Year--comes Lilith, an incendiary powerhouse of a novel that strikes straight at the wounded heart of America.

Mother. Hero. Villain. Killer.

Seeing Things: The Small Wonders of the World According to Writers, Artists and Others By Julian Rothenstein (Editor), Cornelia Parker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Julian Rothenstein (Editor), Cornelia Parker (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781739597627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Redstone Press - August 8th, 2023

A captivating compendium of everyday moments of surprise and joy from the Instagram pages of David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Nicole Eisenman, Garth Greenwell, William Kentridge and many more

The Hunter: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593493434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - March 5th, 2024

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, BBC, TODAY, Elle, CrimeReads, and more

"Hailed as the queen of Irish crime fiction, French spins a taut tale of retribution, sacrifice, and family."—TIME

Secret Britain: Unearthing our Mysterious Past By Mary-Ann Ochota Cover Image
ISBN: 9780711288850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln - March 12th, 2024

"A cornucopia of our weirdest and most wonderful archaeological sites and artefacts.

WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by booksellers Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on March 15, 2-22. 

What Artists Wear By Charlie Porter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324020400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2022

An eye-opening and richly illustrated journey through the clothes worn by artists, and what they reveal to us.

From Yves Klein’s spotless tailoring to the kaleidoscopic costumes of Yayoi Kusama and Cindy Sherman, from Andy Warhol’s denim to Martine Syms’s joy in dressing, the clothes worn by artists are tools of expression, storytelling, resistance, and creativity.

The Tree Book: The Stories, Science, and History of Trees By DK Cover Image
ISBN: 9780744027464
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Published: DK - May 17th, 2022

The secret world of trees is revealed in this beautiful and absorbing guide to the giants of the plant world.

Also By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358153948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - February 22nd, 2022

An ode to the way memories allow us to be in many places at once, Also is a powerful exploration of being present as well as looking back. Perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or graduation, this modern classic is by Ezra Jack Keats Honor winner E. B. Goodale.

A Garden of Creatures By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735268814
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Published: Tundra Books - May 10th, 2022

A tender and deeply moving picture book about loss and the big questions it leaves behind from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Heti and acclaimed illustrator Esmé Shapiro.

Children of the World By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781944530402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 360 Degrees - May 24th, 2022

Young readers can discover what life is like for children all around the world as they explore everything from food to family, and even learn how to say hello in many different languages.

WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by bookseller Connie Brooks on WAMC's The Roundtable on January 5, 2021. 

The House on Vesper Sands By Paraic O'Donnell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142247
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Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

An Oprah Daily and CrimeReads Best Historical Novel of 2021

Named a Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month,” and a Powell's Pick

The Millions' Top Ten Book of the Month

The Devil and the Dark Water By Stuart Turton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728206028
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

"Compulsively readable."—New York Times Book Review

From Stuart Turton, author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, comes an extraordinary new locked-room murder mystery.

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel By Eley Williams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385546775
Published: Doubleday - January 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic By The New York Times Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982170790
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, this year's National Book Award winner Charles Yu, and more.

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

In 1353, Giovanni Bocca

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020


“Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, On Being

The Way Past Winter By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452181554
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2020

The Way Past Winter is a riveting adventure about magic, an eternal winter, and one girl's unbreakable determination to reunite her family.

Mila, her sisters, and her brother, Oskar, live in a small forest cabin, surviving in a world gripped by frost and snow.

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681199443
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.

Sit 'n Knit

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