On a beautiful summer evening last Monday, the Tattlers got a chance to head to the home of Saratoga resident Pat Friesen who hosted a divine garden party in honor of the Morrow family. Chris Morrow, who was accompanied by his parents Ed and Barbara Morrow are from the Northshire Bookstore located in Manchester, Vermont. The Morrows came to talk to a select group of Saratogians about their hope to expand the Northshire Bookstore to Saratoga; taking over the first floor of the former Borders space which has remained vacant for over a year. Spotted in attendance were Tom and Kristie Roohan, Rod and Amy Sutton, Colin and Christel Maclean, Joanne Yepsen, Todd Shimkus, and Cathy Lanci. Guests sipped on sun tea and sparkling beverages in the garden while getting the chance to talk one on one with the Morrow family. The Northshire Bookstore’s success has been long standing. Established in 1976 and starting out in a 1,000 square foot retail space the Manchester branch has expanded now to a 10,000 square foot retail space and has been awarded The Publisher’s Weekly Book Seller of the Year. Morrow believes they will be successful because their philosophy toward book selling combines a community approach with a strong sense of business. They are keen on Saratoga Springs and see similarities between the market they thrive in and the market we have here. There is one challenge that they face and it is whether or not they can raise enough money to make the expansion to our community. From the energy and show of support that night, we can say that they definitely have the community rallying for them.