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Food Network’s Nancy Fuller at Good Nature’s Sunday Brunch

By Lauren Cassulis on July 21, 2017

Nancy Fuller, of Food Network’s “Farmhouse Rules,” will be at the Sunday Brunch at the Farm Brewery on Sunday, July 30th at 11am. Like Good Nature, Nancy focuses on farm-to-table cuisine and has her roots in Upstate New York. She was born on a dairy farm, and her childhood instilled in her a love and respect for food, farmers, and the land where it is grown.


In addition to their regular Sunday Brunch menu, Good Nature will offer a dish that Nancy will showcase in a cooking demo, pulling inspiration from her cookbook. Nancy’s demo and the brunch will feature local producers. The Colgate Bookstore will have copies of her cookbook on site available for purchase. Hamilton’s Partnership for Community Development is co-hosting the event.

Annual Sidewalk Sale

By Lauren Cassulis on June 30, 2017

Get into summer in Hamilton, NY! It’s Hamilton’s second annual SIDEWALK SALE on July 14th and 15th! The bookstore will have special sales and clearance items all weekend long.

Customer Appreciation Day: Celebrating 15 Years Downtown

By Lauren Cassulis on June 16, 2017


We are so excited to celebrate 15 years of being in the center of the village of Hamilton!

On Thursday, July 13th, the entire store will be 13% off (in-store and online, some exclusions apply). Enjoy FREE ice cream, and enter for a chance to win an ENO hammock!

Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt

By Lauren Cassulis on June 9, 2017

Join us on July 28th at 4pm for a special Where’s Waldo Grand Celebration in collaboration with the Hamilton Public Library! We will be celebrating a great month of Waldo searching at our end-of-the-month #FindWaldoLocal party! There will be a special scavenger hunt starting at the Hamilton Public Library and ending at the bookstore for pizza and prizes.

Free and open to children of all ages.

32nd Annual Alumni Authors Book Signing

By Lauren Cassulis on May 17, 2017

Please join us at the Colgate Bookstore on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30pm as we host a variety of Colgate authors for readings and signings on the first floor. This event is open to the general public. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

Authors include: Kathryn Bertine (1997), Linda Buchanan (1977), Edwin Garrubbo (1987), Katie O’Sullivan (1987), Lang Hatcher (1954) and Mel Watkins (1962).

Paddington Story Time

By Lauren Cassulis on May 12, 2017

Come meet Paddington on June 3rd at 10:00am! Hailing from Peru, Paddington is famous for his love of marmalade. He is particularly fond of marmalade sandwiches. He always carries a jar of it in his suitcase, and he usually has a marmalade sandwich tucked under his hat, “in case of emergencies”.

Story time will be followed by drop-in crafts and marmalade sandwich cookies! Free and open to children of all ages.

New: Patagonia

By Lauren Cassulis on April 21, 2017

We are proud to announce that the Colgate Bookstore has become one of the premier collegiate retailers of Patagonia! This is a very exciting opportunity for us to continue to provide you with the highest quality apparel from a leading brand.

We carry a range of colors and styles in both men’s and women’s to meet everyone’s needs. In-store only.

Closed for Easter Sunday

By Lauren Cassulis on April 14, 2017

The Colgate Bookstore will be closed Sunday, April 16th. We will resume normal store hours on Monday. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday, all!

New: Colgate Cornhole

By Lauren Cassulis on April 7, 2017

With warmer weather (hopefully!) coming soon, we are excited to announce a new Colgate twist on a classic summer game: Colgate Cornhole!

We have two Colgate Cornhole sets available at the bookstore – the traditional, heavyweight outdoor version, and a smaller, tabletop version for indoor parties and events. 

If you haven’t played Cornhole before, or don’t remember the rules of play, read on!

Find a nice flat surface on your backyard, in a parking lot, the beach, etc. Set up your boards directly facing each other with 27 feet between the front edges of each board. Cornhole can be played with 2 or 4 players. Pick which side of the board you’ll throw from. Pick your bags (4 for each team) and get ready to play!

Decide who goes first, then take turns throwing bags with your opponent. Your feet may not go past the front edge of the board. If they do, a foul is called and you get pelted with Cornhole bags. Also, a tossed bag may not touch the ground. If it hits the ground and bounces up on the board, remove it before any other bags are thrown. If it’s hanging off the board and touching the ground, remove that as well. When all 8 bags have been tossed to the other side, add up the score (see scoring below). If you earned the most points in that single round, your team will throw first in the next round.

Scoring is simple. After all bags have been thrown, a bag remaining on the board is worth 1 point. A bag that went in the hole is worth 3 points. Add up how many points you earned and compare them to your opponents. Equal points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points. The first team to win 2 games wins the match.

Want to impress your friends and family? Check out these essential Cornhole terms.

Woody, Boarder: A bag that ends up on the board.

Cornhole, Holer, Corn in the Hole: A bag that ends up in the hole.

Dos Cornhole’s: Throwing two bags in the hole.

Holy Moly Triple Cornholy: Throwing 3 bags in the hole.

The Great Cornholio: A person that throws 4 bags in the hole. All present are required to bow down in reverence to this cornholer.

Get that corn outta my face!: A term used whenever you successfully counteract your opponent’s attempt to score. For example, when you put a bag in the hole immediately after your opponent does or when you successfully knock your opponent’s bag off the board.

Corn On The Cob: When a player puts every bag on the board.

Nothin’ But Corn: When a bag is tossed right through the hole without touching the board.

Earth Day: Story Time & Craft

By Lauren Cassulis on March 24, 2017

Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been celebrated every April 22 since then. It’s a day to remind us to take care of our Earth. We reflect on our planet, our environment, and learn what we can do to help keep the Earth healthy.

Join us on April 22nd at 10:30am for a story time and recycled crafts! Open to children of all ages.