Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.

Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.

For details regarding specific events please contact the organizers or venues. If you are an organizer or venue and would like to reach out to us please feel free to contact us or submit an event using our submission form. We’d love to hear from you!

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Oregon Battle of the Books 25% Sale

June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street, Gresham, OR 97030 + Google Map

All titles of 2019-2020 OBOB will be 25% off all week. Did you know that if we don’t have a title, OBOB or other, we can order for you in only a few days?! AND PREORDER! AND for no additional cost! Even if you will not be on a team and competing you still may enjoy these titles AND at a discounted price! FULL LIST BELOW.

Happy Reading!

[Note that this sale goes until June 9th at 5 pm!]

2019-2020 OBOB Book Titles

9th to 12th Grade Division
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

6th to 8th Grade Division
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
The List by Patricia Forde
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
The Novice by Taran Matharu
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck

3rd to 5th Grade Division
The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell


Books Around the Corner
40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
+ Google Map


Books Around the Corner