The Friends of the Library highly-missed annual book sale is back in a new and improved way. You now have the opportunity to browse and purchase from their larger inventory four times a year instead of just once. The second Quarterly Book Sale of 2022 will take place at the Library on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Community Room. Be sure to mark these dates and times on your calendar — as the Community Room will be filled with books, CDs, DVDs and merchandise for you to purchase and enjoy for time immemorial. Room Location: Community Room
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Sundays May through October (weather permitting) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Friends of the Ledding Library will sell books you'll love next to the amphitheater at the north end of the Ledding Library building. Sales of donated books benefit library programs and purchase. From early readers to teens and adults, the library serves all our community. You can help by purchasing books and by joining the Friends and/or volunteering. Learn more at www.leddingfriends.org (link is external). Room Location: Next to the amphitheater
Come through for 10% off everything in the store (20% with your RCCC badge or if you have an account with us), $1 select back issues, and a stacked 50-70% off clearance section!
Don’t miss out on Portland’s premier pop culture convention event this September! Rose City Comic Con is a fun, family-friendly 3-Day celebration of comics, gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and every fandom in between!
All day we’ll be down at Kindred Homestead Supply (606 Main St in Downtown Vancouver, WA) peddling our wares and having a wondrous time! We’ll be bringing a bunch of modern and vintage books from our backstock to the market so come snag some great finds before they make their way to the shelves. For more information, head to kindredhomesteadsupply.com.
In June, IPRC member Rimona Eskayo published their first book, I’m Having Top Surgery: An Illustrated Guide For You And Me. ⭐️ Part-essay, part-handbook, and full-on love poem to my community, this 96-page risographed book draws upon my experiences of top surgery alongside the knowledge of trans scholars, healthcare experts, and friends. A special thanks to Regional Arts & Culture Counsel for their funding and belief in this project. Come by the IPRC on Saturday, September 10th for an outdoor sidewalk sale (where our garage door is on Main St.) between 2 and 5 pm. Book pre-oders can be placed through Rimona’s online shop HERE.
The 2022 Portland Zine Symposium will be September 17th and 18th! Tabling will be 11am-5pm with different tablers both days! We will also have virtual programming leading up to the fest: Monday 9/12 Zine librarian meetup 🔗 Wednesday 9/14 Zinefest organizer meetup 🔗 Friday 9/16 Zine distro meetup 🔗 All of the programming is from 6-7:30pm PST, and sign-ups are available at the 🔗s. More info on the in-person tabling event and virtual programming ! Be sure to check out our Safe Space and Covid Health and Safety Protocols as well. The 2022 Portland Zine Symposium will be at the Smith Memorial Student Union in the Ballroom at Portland State University (1825 SW Broadway). PZS will be free and open to the public from 11am…
The Portland Zine Symposium is happening this year as a hybrid event on Sept 17 & 18! The IPRC will be tabling in person both days at the Smith Ballroom at Portland State University. Remote programming will be taking place the same weekend. Visit https://www.instagram.com/pdx_zines/ for more info!
Join every Saturday in October for a Halloween-themed Sidewalk Sale featuring different local artists each week. October 1 Silver Willow Aromatics & Zealous Drakes October 8 Soul of the Home & Organics X Oddities October 15 Hallow & Local Author Kathleen Converse October 22 Limitless Wearables October 29 St Johns Business Halloween Trick Or Treat
Beat the crowds! Get early access to our exhibitor fair the night before Portland Book Festival. Click here to view this year’s full author lineup. Day-of Festival schedule will be released in October. Simplify your Portland Book Festival experience by purchasing an all-inclusive Umbrella Pass. The Umbrella Pass includes: General Admission Festival Pass (which includes a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum), Friday Night Book Market entry, premium reserved seats to the Taylor Jenkins Reid and Selma Blair events (and signed copies of their books) as well as an exclusive Portland Book Festival tote bag. Already have your General Admission Festival Pass? Add on a Friday Night Book Market event ticket here. Portland Book Festival COVID policy: At this time, proof…