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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Congrats to poet Rogoff, Jay; and to Northshire books: Hooray

Jay Rogoff
Jay Rogoff, who teaches at Skidmore College, is practically family when it comes to The Saratogian, as he has been writing about dance and other topics for some time. So I’m pleased to post this unabashed plug for his April 17 reading and book signing at Northshire Bookstore.
The occasion for this 7 p.m. event is the publication of “Venera,” Rogoff’s fifth book of poetry. Congratulations, Jay.
This is also a good a time as any to sing the praises of Northshire Bookstore, one of the best things to happen to downtown Saratoga Springs. This second location for the Manchester, Vt.-based independent store instantly became a welcome hub for residents and visitors of all ages.
I appreciate how Northshire brings in all kinds of writers, some offering readings, signings and demonstrations (like Annette Nielsen’s cooking tips) at the 424 Broadway store, and others packing in audiences at Skidmore College and the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Two Northshire events that I especially enjoyed were the insightful, conversational interview with Richard Russo conducted by Isaac Pulver, director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, and the Q&A with Doris Kearns Goodwin conducted by WAMC’s wonderful Joe Donahue.
To keep up with events sponsored by Northshire Bookstore, visit


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