April Events

April Events

All Month – Poetry Titles are $15% off

April 10th
Tween Book Club
It’s Poetry Month!
We will play around with writing and discussing different forms of poetry.

April 17th
World Book Night Giver Reception
If you signed up to be a World Book Night
book giver and you’re picking your books up here,
join us for a reception in your honor!

April 23rd
We’re joining thousands across the country
and giving the gift of books! 

Book Club
Join us for a discussion on
The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

April 26th
Stained Glass Window Tour and Sidewalk Sale!
Sidewalk Sale – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Book Signing with poet Kevin Gardner – 11:00am
Stained Glass Tour – 12:00pm

March Events



March 3rd
Dr. Seuss Day!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with a Sale!
20 % off all Seuss titles

March 13th
Tween Book Club

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Join us for a discussion on
“Clockwork Three”
by Matthew Kirby


March 10th-15th
Bargain Book Sale!
Come browse our bargain table…
find a treasure for $0.50-$1.00.
Buy 5 get 2 free!
Fill a Bag for $5


March 21st
Tale for Three Counties Author Talk
*Hoag Library*


Come hear author Karen Thompson Walker
talk about her book “The Age of Miracles”
(books on sale at Bindings Bookstore)


March 27th
Book Club


Join us for a discussion of
“The Boys in the Boat”
by Daniel James Brown



March 29th
Book Signing


Local Author Bridgette ni Brian
will be singing copies of her debut novel for young adults
“Azure Maris”


50 Book Challenge – is here!

Can you read 50 books this year!? Stop in to enter our challenge. We’ll keep track of your completed books as the year progresses. If you succeed in accomplishing the challenge you’ll be invited to attend a year end reception where we’ll raffle off a stack of books. Purchase 20 of your 50 books here and you’ll receive a gift certificate to our store!

50 Book ChallengeGood luck and start reading!

Bindings Bookstore Services!

We offer some great services:

Gift Registry – for birthdays, or holidays – come make your wish list and send your friends and family in to shop for you.  We’ll help them choose just what you’d like.

Baby Book Showers – see our gift giving page for more details!

Free Gift Wrapping

Book searches

Personal, friendly service!

Bindings Bookstore in the Batavia Daily News

New Bookstore to Open

Jason and Carolyn Ricker will celebrate the grand opening of their new business, Bindings Bookstore, on Saturday in downtown Albion.

Bindings will have giveaways and a 20 percent discount on all used and hard cover books.

A caricature artist will also be there from 1 to 4 p.m.

The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 28 West Bank St.  Check out the article!

In the Media! Read All About It!

Carolyn at Bindings Bookstore


Bindings Bookstore made the front page of the Medina Journal Register on October 8, 2010!

By Rikki Cason The Journal-Register

ALBION — Having a place where they could browse for their favorite classic novel or find the newest best seller, locally, has been a want for many Albion residents. Making that dream a reality, Carolyn and Jason Ricker’s new store Bindings Bookstore is officially open in Albion.

Located at 28 W. Bank St., Bindings Bookstore offers a variety of new and used books for every audience.

“We felt that Albion really needed one because there’s really nothing here,” said Carolyn. “We thought we’d do new and used because it’s a whole new market. People like to get a good deal.”

Working in a book store when she was younger and having a small home book business for a brief time, plus her love of books, helped lead to the opening of the store. Another reason was that Carolyn currently home-school’s her two children. She said that it is hard to find the books that they need, even going into the city to find them.

Bindings Bookstore will offer a used home schooling sections where other parents can come and swap books. The store will also offer new and used books in all genres, including fiction, parenting, psychology, religion, biography, history, health and wellness and more. There is also a children’s section with books, puzzles and family games. The store also offers cards, magnets, journals, day planners and other items.

Carolyn said that the store currently has around 2,500 new books and 500 used books, with more to come.

Another sections that was important for Carolyn to have in the store was local authors. She said that a lot of residents like being able to find books about Albion, Orleans County and the Erie Canal, and it is also nice for tourist that come through to be able to buy a book and learn more about the area.

“A lot of people have been really excited that we’re here,” said Carolyn. “It’s been really nice. There’s been a lot of positive comments.”

The Rickers, who live in Kent, moved from Vermont to Orleans County 10 years ago.

Bindings Bookstore will have its official grand opening on Oct. 23. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


We are excited to tell you about our grand opening on October 23rd 2010!!!

Bindings Bookstore is a new and used bookstore providing quality reading and educational enrichment materials to the Albion and surrounding areas, as well as on-line communities. Come check out our gifts, journals, games and more!  We provide programs, events and services that promote literacy, meet needs and encourage an increased sense of community within the village.

Look for more information to come about our programs!