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
Once a month Tree of Life is hosting an Old-Time Gospel Sing-Along. The sing-alongs are on Fridays from 6:30-8:30 and our schedule for the spring will be February 8, March 8, and April 12. We invite you to join us and sing along with those Old-Time Gospel Songs. The bookstore will also be open in case you are shopping for that special Bible, book, or gift. Refreshments will be served, too.
Our next workshop will be Saturday morning February 23rd with local author Jane Ault, as she helps us learn "The Joy of Prayer Journaling." The workshop will be from 10:00-11:30, will cost $5, and coffee and muffins will be served. Jane's books, "Heart Connections" and "Emotional Freedom" will be available at a special workshop price. Pre-registration is suggested by calling 315-261-4203 or stopping by the bookstore.
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.