2018-02-28 / Front Page

Northshire hosts author presentations and Cat in the Hat

Author and angling geographer Peter Shea will be one of Northshire Bookstore’s featured presenters in March. 
Author and angling geographer Peter Shea will be one of Northshire Bookstore’s featured presenters in March. MANCHESTER — Northshire Bookstore will host a dinner and author presentation with Fred Bollaci and The Perfect Wife Restaurant & Tavern. Bollaci will present on "The Restaurant Diet: How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, along with a four-course menu prepared by Chef Amy Chamberlain at the restaurant at 2594 Depot St., Route 11 & 30, Manchester. For more information, visit www.northshire.com.

On Saturday, March 3, all are welcome to join Northshire Bookstore staff at 11 a.m. for Read Across America week, for the biggest annual reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The Cat in the Hat himself will be available to take pictures with. Apple cider and a healthy snack will be served.

Also on Saturday, at 2 p.m., Northshire will host an author presentation with angling geographer Peter Shea, author of “The NEW Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds: A GPS-Compatible Guidebook.”

Shea has chased trout with a fly for more than 50 years. He was a founding partner of Northern Cartographic, Inc. where he co-authored two local fishing classics, “The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds” and “Vermont Trout Streams,” and shared national recognition for their large-print volume “Access America: An Atlas and Guide to the National Parks for Visitors with Disabilities.”

Among other awards, the latter was selected as a Best Reference by the American Library Association Booklist in 1990.

During a 20-year career at Vermont PBS, which followed, his own books were published by New England Press and Headwater Books. Establishing Wind Knot Publishing in 2013, he has authored five books under this imprint: “Vermont Trout Ponds: A Personal Selection, Commentary, and True Stories;” “Long Trail Trout: Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventures from Vermont to Montana, and Beyond;” “Vermont’s Trophy Trout Waters: An Atlas and Guide;” “Collateral Trout: A Vermonter’s Angling Memoirs and Fishy Tales;” and his latest release.

He lives with his wife, Carol, in Burlington.

Northshire Bookstore is also partnering with The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa to bring its guests and community new book selections. Each month one of Northshire’s expert booksellers will present a “Staff Picks” presentation with best new book recommendations, in the comfort of The Equinox Library. Complimentary dry snacks will be served and a beverage list and heartier snack options will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.northshire.com.

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