Upcoming Events


Meet the Author: Jackson Ellis

Friday, November 16th

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Join us in welcoming Jackson Ellis, author of the recently released novel, Lords of St. ThomasWinner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize.

About the Book:

In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord.

In the early 1930s, the federal government began buying out the residents of St. Thomas, yet the hardheaded Henry Lord, believing the water would never reach his home, refused to sell. It was a mistake that would cost him-and his family-dearly.

Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. Surprisingly, it also shows that, sometimes, you can go home again, as Little Henry returns to St. Thomas 60 years later, after Lake Mead recedes, to retrieve a treasure he left behind--and to fulfill a promise he made as a child.


The Giving Tree Kick Off @ Bridgeside Books

Saturday, November 24th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books as we kick off our annual Giving Tree on Saturday, November 24th (#SmallBusinessSaturday). Each year we gather children's books for donation to the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF). 

Through the amazing generosity of this community, we were able to donate 459 books last year. This year we have set a goal of donating 500 books to this amazing organization!

From November 24th through December 24th, Bridgeside Books will offer 20% off any children's books purchased for donation to CLiF. The books can be placed under the Giving Tree at Bridgeside Books. Books purchased elsewhere can also be dropped off at Bridgeside Books and placed under the Giving Tree. Only new books will be accepted for CLiF programs.

Children's Literacy Foundation provides free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. CLiF has provided free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has served more than 225,000 children in nearly 400 towns across New Hampshire and Vermont. Please visit www.clifonline.org for complete program information.


Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24th

9:30am - 6:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books as we celebrate Small Business Saturday 2018!

*We will be kicking off our annual Giving Tree with a raffle chance to win $100.00 worth of kids books to be donated in your name! Our goal is to donate 500 books this year (We donated 459 in 2017).

*Enter our raffle to win a Bridgeside Books book bag full of advance readers copies of books!

*Begin your Holiday Wish List and let everyone know what you're wishing for from #BridgesideBooks #BridgesideBooksWishList


CIDER Monday!

Monday, November 26th

9:30am - 6:00pm


We invite you to step away from the computer and come on down to Bridgeside Books for a cup of hot mulled cider, a Cold Hollow Cider Mill donut, and some good ol' fashioned customer service!

We enjoy recommending books and gifts for everyone on your list, plus we offer complimentary gift wrap! Keep it LOCAL!


Meet the Author: Stephen Russell Payne

Saturday, December 1st

10:00am - 2:00pm


Join us in welcoming local author Stephen Russell Payne back to Bridgeside Books with his latest novel, Life on a CliffLife on a Cliff is the long-awaited sequel to Cliff Walking

About the Book: This suspenseful new story takes us back to Winter's Cove, Maine where famous seascape artist Francis Monroe has come to deeply love Kate Johnson and her artistic son, Stringer. After being tracked from California to Maine by their abusive husband and father, Leland, they survive a brutal attack and subsequent brutal trial. Francis then expects they can all enjoy a normal life together. Kate, however, is anything but settled as her old demons threaten to destroy the good life she and Francis have fought so hard to create.

Set on the coast of Maine, Life on the Cliff explores how deeply-rooted we are in our established ways and that change, in its many forms, can be exceedingly hard to accept--even if it is for the better.  


Story Time with Farmer John & Alpaca Lunch

Saturday, December 8th

11:00am - 12:00pm


We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: Alpaca Lunch! Farmer John and Maisie & Laddie will be on hand to read the new book, plus sign copies!

Treats and warm mulled cider served. Free and open to all.


Holiday Story Time with Sarah Dillard + Christy Mihaly

Saturday, December 15th

10:30am - 11:30am


Join Bridgeside Books for a special holiday Story Time with TWO local children's authors, Sarah Dillard + Christy Mihaly. This morning Story Telling event is perfect for little ones, snow lovers, and anyone in the holiday spirit. 

About the Books:
I Wish it Would Snow by Sarah Dillard
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! A little rabbit’s wish comes true when the world becomes a winter wonderland in this witty, wistful picture book.

Hey, Hey, Hay by Christy Mihaly
A rhyming tale of hay, from field to bale. Christy shares the true secret of hay bales—a tiny bit of summer is trapped inside each one, ready to burst out when opened on a winter’s day.

Treats and warm mulled cider served. Free and open to all.


An Afternoon with Local Piano Students!

Sunday, December 16th

1:00pm - 3:00pm


Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming local piano students for an in-store recital. Enjoy live tunes while working on your Christmas list!