October Events

Holiday Hours:
Closed Monday, October 12th for Columbus Day


Pre-Order Special:
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition” by J.K. Rowling
Release date – 10/6/15
order any time this month and receive 20% off


October 9th & 10th
Shopping Tour
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Explore the Albion-area shops.
Earn a raffle entry for each stop you make
and an extra ticket for every purchase.
You could win a gift certificate shopping spree!


October 10th
11:00 am
Book Signing with Mike Van Durme
author of
“Blood on the Leaves:
Real Hunting Accident Investigations
and Lessons in Hunter Safety”


October 22nd
Read for the Record Story Time
10:30 am
Kids are welcome to join us for a National Reading Time
Featuring “Not Norman: A Goldfish Story” by Kelly Bennett


October 22nd
Book Club
7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion on
“Ruby” by Cynthia Bond


October 30th
Beggar’s Night Downtown
6:00 pm
Come in costume and join the parade for treats downtown. Meet at the Fire Hall.


Summer Book Club Camp

Get your snorkeling gear ready and join us for a fun filled week of shark stories, ocean crafts, games and more!
Children ages 7-10 are invited to attend Book Club Camp!
August 17th-21st
$25/child includes a copy of the book “Dark Day in the Deep Sea” and all activities.

Call 283-4498 to register.


Christopher B. Scharping Book Signing

51fYc1lI9ULBindings Bookstore will be hosting a book signing on TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd at 7 pm with Christopher B. Scharping, author of “We regret to Inform You”. It’s the true story of a Medina resident’s search for his son declared Missing In Action during WWII. This and his other titles will be available for purchase and signing. Don’t miss!

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.