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Mark Schorr Book Signing!

Mark Schorr Book Signing Saturday, June 25, 1 to 2 pm Please drop by on Saturday, June 25, between 1 and 2 pm to meet Portland author Mark Schorr and get a signed copy of his latest book–his 12th!– The Master Mind. When geeky Tom Lord tries to stop an attempted assault, he is in over his head. He’s getting beatdown until he is saved with ease by the near victim’s sister, Diana Wynne. Impressed by each other’s bravery and different skill sets, the two become an awkward couple.Wynne is intrigued but nervous about her new friend’s paranoid claims that he has ESP and a monomaniacal researcher has been pursuing him for decades. But after a brutal attempted kidnapping, she realizes that Lord’s life is…

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Brittney Corrigan and John Sibley Williams

An evening of poetry with Brittney Corrigan and John Sibley Williams Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Breaking, Navigation, 40 Weeks, and most recently, Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, published by Airlie Press. Solastalgia, a collection of poems exploring climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2023. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. John Sibley Williams is the author of Scale Model of a Country at Dawn (Cider Press Review Book Award,…

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Standing Up Virtual Event

Virtual Event with Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller and their book Standing Up. We welcome (virtually) Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller in conversation with moderator Margaret Butler, former director of Jobs with Justice and activist in the environmental justice movement. In Standing Up, Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller have taken inspiration from their five decades organizing for labor and social justice to craft a novel about the people who clean bloody hospital sheets, forge parts for sewer pipes, arrange flights, or process checks, all while caring for kids, holding relationships together, and wrestling with multiple forms of oppression. This book is about the people Imbolo Mbue calls “the deliberately unheard.” The ones we see every day but do not know their names, their joys or…

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Cookbook Flash Sale!!

Cookbook Flash Sale!!!! There are tons of great new cookbooks coming out this fall, but our shelves are already full with wonderful cookbooks, so it’s a win-win situation for you: From June 14th through June 19th, ALL of the cookbooks in our store (no special orders) are 20% off!!! Discounted cookbooks now, and more great cookbooks coming down the road. Win-win! This is an in-store sale only; not online. So come browse our shelves!

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Launch of Paperback Edition of What Strange Paradise, Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad, What Strange Paradise We are thrilled to welcome Omar El Akkad back for the launch of the paperback edition of his award-winning second novel What Strange Paradise, published by Vintage/PRH. This novel, which looks at the global refugee crisis through the eys of a child, won the Giller Prize, the Oregon Book Award for Fiction, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and was a finalist for The Aspen Words Literary Prize and Canada Reads 2022. More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another overfilled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives back in their homelands. But miraculously, someone has survived the passage: nine-year-old…

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Broadway Books: Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) just hasn’t been the same the past couple of years, since Covid reared its ugly head and put a lid on in-store events, but we’re happy to announce–with only a slight bit of trepidation–IT’S BACK!!! We are thrilled to once again welcome you into the store to party like it’s, well, 2019, before all this nonsense began. On Saturday, April 30th (which also happens to be Jacqueline Winspear’s birthday) we will celebrate all that is indie with a party at the store–consider it a warm-up party to our 30th anniversary celebration on May 14th. We will have IBD specialty items created just for this day, including special Blackwing pencils, mugs, tote bags, and other items. We have limited quantities of most…

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Final Windfall Reading

We are both excited and saddened to be hosting an in-person reading on Wednesday, April 20th, at 6:30 pm, to celebrate Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, on the occasion of its final issue. Joining co-editors Bill Siverly and Michael McDowell to read on this evening will be Barbara Drake, Eric le Fatte, Charles Goodrich, Marilyn Johnston, Mike Langtry, Elizabeth McLagan, Paulann Petersen, Carlos Reyes, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Dianne Stepp. The first issue of Windfall was published in Fall of 2002. Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place features poetry which captures the spirit of place as part of the essence of the poem. The journal particularly emphasized poetry which is written in the Pacific Northwest and which is attentive to the relationships…

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Broadway Books: Virtual Holiday Book Chat

We continue our Indies First Celebration by hosting our annual Holiday Book Chat (virtually) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday, November 29th. While we’re crestfallen that the relentless virus is preventing us from hosting you all in person with wine, goodies, and other beverages, we invite you to grab your favorite beverage and plunk yourself down in front of your computer (notebook at the ready) and join us as Kim and Sally talk as fast as they possibly can about all of the delightful possibilities for holiday gift giving. If you can’t make the event in live time, you will be able to watch it at your leisure on our YouTube channel. Kim’s Book List  Sally’s Book List If you missed the event you can…

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Amy Mason Doan in Conversation with Julie Clark

We are excited to host (virtually) Amy Mason Doan for the Portland launch of her new novel Lady Sunshine, in conversation with Julie Clark on Wednesday, June 30th, at 5:30 PM PST. This event is free but does require pregistration at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OKwKLb_DQYeqLe4VDWHX8A Amy Mason Doan is the author of two previous novels: The Summer List and Summer Hours. Amy grew up in Danville, California and now lives in Portland. She’s written for The Oregonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, Forbes, and other publications. She has an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University and a B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley. Her latest novel offers family drama, secrets, and the dazzling spirit of 1970s California. Here’s what one reviewer had to say: “With a…

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This Is Not for You: An Activist’s Journey of Resistance and Resiliance, by Richard Brown, with Brian Benson

This Is Not For You, published by Oregon State University Press, tells the story of activist and photographer Richard Brown, a Black Portlander who has spent decades working to bridge the divide between police and the Black community. We are excited to welcome Richard Brown to our virtual stage on Wednesday, June 16th, at 6 pm, to discuss his book, which he wrote with Portland author Brian Benson. The two authors will be in conversation with our very own Eloise Doubleday. As Mr. Brown approaches his eightieth birthday, he recalls his childhood in 1940s Harlem, his radicalization in the newly desegregated Air Force, and his decades of activism in one of America’s whitest cities. He questions how much longer he’ll do this work, and he…

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