Built in the 1800’s, this almost two century old one-room schoolhouse is now the home of the Tree of Life Christian Bookstore. Tree of Life carries new and used books, Bibles, study helps, music and videos, gifts, local crafts, and supplies for children, youth, and adult classes.
This out-of-the-way bookstore is centrally located in the heart of the North Country and welcomes you to its peaceful corner for reading pleasure and spiritual growth. Come by soon to visit, have a cup of coffee, find that special book, and get refreshed.
Location and directions
Tree of Life is situated in the middle of West Potsdam (formerly Mom’s Schoolhouse Diner) where County Routes 34 and 35 cross. It is approximately 5 miles from Potsdam, 8 miles from Canton, 6 miles from Norwood, and 20 miles from Massena or Ogdensburg.
Hours & Payment Methods
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
We gladly accept cash, check, or credit card.
Classes, Workshops & Singing
Tree of Life hosts an Old-Time Gospel Sing-Along on the second Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30. Our summer schedule is: July no singing, August 9, and September 13. We invite you to join us and sing along with those Old-Time Gospel Songs. The bookstore will also be open that night in case you are shopping for that special Bible, book, or gift and refreshments will be served.
Receiving Used Books
Dick will receive used Christian books on the days we are open or by appointment. He will go through the books while you wait or shop. Our policy is to give a voucher to be used in the bookstore at your convenience and any books can be taken with you if Tree of Life is not able to use them. Thank you for wanting to recycle books for others to enjoy.