> Happy new year, everyone!

Happy new year, everyone!

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Happy new year, everyone! We have a lot of fun events, activities, and displays coming up. First up is our first book signing of the year! On January 27th, from 11-1pm, we’re hosting Jim Kesey, Deb Logan (A.K.A. Debbie Mumford), and Cathy Nelson. Jim is from Salem and he’s the cousin of Ken Kesey, Deb is an amazing YA and Middle-grade author from Vancouver, and Cathy Nelson is a Christian self-help author. We’re really excited to host these three. Books by all three authors are in stock if you want to take a look at them beforehand. Here’s the event details again:

Three Author Booksigning

Saturday, January 27th

11-1 pm

We’re still finalizing the details for our Febuary and March signings, as well as this year’s Independent Bookstore Day celebration. We’ll announce those here and on our Facebook page as soon as we can.

We have a lot of great Valentine’s Day merchandise in stock. We have a wide selection of kids books, greeting cards, and gift items for your special someone. We also have a few Valentine card packs left if your kids need some for their classmates.

If you don’t have a special someone, come check out our Blind Date With A Book display. We’ve taken some of our favorite novels and written very brief dating profiles for each one. So get some takeout, pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and take a chance on falling in love with a book! No matter how it turns out, it’s much cheaper and far less traumatizing than a real blind date.

> Greetings all!

Greetings all!

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Greetings all!

Our holiday stock is starting to arrive. We have lots of fun new cards from Quilling and Love Pop, the Quilling music boxes are back in stock, Bookbones are here (and in four new colors too), 2018 calendars, in addition to all of the fun holiday books for children and adults! We’ll be getting more new items over the next few weeks so pop in often to check out the new arrivals.

Speaking of holidays, for anyone who is wondering, our holiday hours this coming season will be:

Columbus Day: normal hours

Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Christmas Eve: 11-3

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: normal hours

New Year’s Day: Closed

The rest of the year we will be open our normal hours of Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. In the case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page for updates or call us at 503-588-3166.


On October 21st we will be holding our final book signing of the year. We’ll be hosting four great authors and they will be here from 11-1pm. Our guests are:

Raymond Bolton

This Portland sci-fi/fantasy author will be signing his novel, Awakening. Mike Resnik said that Awakening “presents us with an intricate and interesting problem, characters you care for, aliens who are alien, and a carefully-thought-out future.”

Sandra Denbo and Tamarine Vilar

This mother/daughter team write The Unwanted Series. This delightful and intriguing mystery series is hard to put down! The fourth book in the series, Unwanted Family, was recently released.

M. Timothy Murray

This California sci-fi author will be signing his debut novel, Thumar, which is a thrilling, romantic space opera.

Thumar and the first three books in The Unwanted Series are currently in stock. You can use your trade credit for 25% off. We expect to have Awakening and the fourth Unwanted installment in time for the signing. You are also welcome to bring copies from home for the authors to sign. Can’t make the event? No worries. We’ll have signed copies on hand after the signing.

We are currently working on booking authors for next year’s signings so check back in a couple months for more details. If you are an author, or know an author, who is looking to do a signing in our store, please contact our event coordinator, Kim Mainord, for details.