Posts Tagged: Portland
Thursday 8/10: Kevin Van Meter reads from his new blazing work, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Sarah Sentilles reads from her new book, Draw Your Weapons....more
If you’ve ever wanted to own a bookstore, here’s your chance! Win this Wellsboro, Pennsylvania bookstore.
India’s Oxford Bookstore announced it will be holding its third Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize in 2017, a competition meant to honor book cover designers....more
Thursday 7/13: Tavern Books is proud to present a bilingual reading by Caroline Wilcox Reul and guests to celebrate the launch of Who Lives, Elisabeth Borchers’s book translated from its original German. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic presents Oakland poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Derek Fenner for their monthly reading....more
Thursday 6/15: Kick off Pride month with a queer poetry takeover! This open mic generally happens on the third Thursday of every month. Devil’s Den, 6:30 p.m., free.
Geraldine DeRuiter reads from her new memoir, All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft....more
Join Portland Community College Cascade’s literary journal, Pointed Circle, in celebrating the launch of their latest issue, featuring readings from editors and contributors....more
Jon Raymond is one of Portland’s finest wordsmiths. His writing spans TV, film, short story, novel, art criticism, and a hefty array of magazine work. His new novel, Freebird, is the story of a Californian Jewish family entangled in clashing politics, unspoken histories, and personal dissolve....more
Although Brooklyn stalwart BookCourt is sadly set to close at the end of the year, Modern Lovers author and former BookCourt employee Emma Straub plans to open a new shop in the the neighborhood. Books Are Magic, as the shop will be called, will be 1,500 square feet and hopes to open by April....more
Borgo Publishing, a small indie publisher, will open an bookstore in Tuscaloosa.
Iconic Canadian bookstore owner James Munro passed away at the age of eighty-seven.
Washington DC’s Kramerbooks is expanding just in time for a president who claims not to have enough time to read books....more
The Feminist Bookstore made famous by Portlandia has kicked the show out, saying the show “throws trans femmes under the bus.”
Specialty bookstores are finding that filling a niche is often the best way to survive the onslaught of online competition....more
Texas book publisher Deep Vellum Books has found a partner to keep the publisher’s bookstore operational and now plans a grand opening for the store, a year after soft opening.
The Lit Bar will become Bronx, New York’s first independent bookstore and offer wine and cocktails too....more
One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has been returned, and gave a speech warning about the power of China’s central government and the waning independence of Hong Kong.
Tiny, the cat that lives in Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, had a big adventure in the city—he disappeared, causing panic among the store’s employees, before deciding to return....more
In May, Portland’s school board voted to ban textbooks that questioned the severity and human causes of climate change, drawing criticism not only from the right, but from free-speech advocates as well:
“Social studies texts accurately describing the political debate around fossil fuels and climate change, for instance, would presumably contain comments from individuals who ‘express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis’.