BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER 12/14/18 NEWSLETTER
Your one-stop bookshop and event space located in historic downtown Gresham.
We had a wonderful time supporting SnowCap and My Father’s House over the past few days. First with hosting a fun holiday party with the teens at My Father’s House. Then this morning we won World’s Most Philanthropic Table at the World’s Best Christmas Breakfast supporting these two charities! All the books in these photos are going to both charities!
Less than TWO weeks until Christmas and a little over a month since we’ve been open. Crazy! It means so much that you shop at Books Around the Corner. Get your holiday orders BY TUESDAY NIGHT and they will be here by FRIDAY DECEMBER 21st IF IN STOCK. A reminder we can also order bookish gifts, we have a bunch of new literary themed gifts and shirts in the shop as well. Don’t know what to get that friend or family member? We have gift certificates too! Thank for you for choosing to SHOP SMALL this holiday season and all year long!
LAST DAY to take a survey if you’re interested in joining one of our BOOK CLUBS in January SEE BELOW! There has been a huge response and we’re definitely having at least TWO book clubs!
OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 10-5
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
Support Our Community
During the month of December we’ll donate one book or canned food item to both SnowCap Community Charities and My Father’s House for every purchase you make at Books Around the Corner.
Shop small this December and not only are you helping a local business but also two local charities!
THE DATE IS THE DEADLINE AS BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER IS CLOSED NEW YEAR’S EVE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 18th | Local Author Reading
Jason Arias & Samuel Snoek-Brown
6:00 – 7:00pm
Jason Arias will be reading from the short story collection Momentary Illumination of Objects In Motion. This book tells stories of life and death, identity and race, change and resistance to change.
Jason Arias’ lives and works in Portland, OR. His writing has appeared in multiple magazines, anthologies, and Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Misfit’s Manifesto. His debut short story collection Momentary Illumination of Objects In Motion was released October 1st by Black Bomb Books.
Sam Snoek-Brown will be reading from his story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them. It’s an eerie, mesmerizing collection of short stories set in Mexico and Texas. Each of the collection’s nine stories are woven together with themes of violence, mysticism and failures in the pursuit of love.
Samuel Snoek-Brown is the author of two chapbooks (Box Cutters and Where There is Ruin), the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship for his novel Hagridden, and is currently touring with his new short story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them. He teaches writing and literature at Pierce College. RSVP HERE
FRIDAY DECEMBER 21st | BYOD Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
7:00 – 10:00pm
Come to our festive Bring Your Own Donation Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Bring an item listed below and we will donate them to SnowCap Community Charities and My Father’s House. 2 Towns Ciderhouse will have numerous ciders to taste and purchase! Both Books Around the Corner and 2 Towns Ciderhouse will donate a portion of the sales for the night to these two inspiring organizations as well as all of the donations collected. If you can’t make it that night we will be accepting any of the following donations during the day on Friday December 21st ONLY.
Ugliest sweater will win a prize!
You don’t need to bring much ANY of the following would help out tremendously and lots of these items can be found at Grocery Outlet.
Help support your local community!
CURRENT WISH LIST FOR MY FATHER’S HOUSE
Fresh veggies, canned/fresh fruit, meats, milk and eggs, cereal, jam, jelly, ketchup, mayo, fruit juice, salad dressing, rice, chili, spaghetti O’s, Ravioli, peanut butter
Girls underwear size 6,8,10,12,14,
Diapers size 4 & 5
Fruit, fruit juices, fresh fruit, baby wipes
Microwave popcorn, movie tickets, event tickets
Windex, Lysol, hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap (no comet please)
Tp, paper towels, feminine products, kleenex
Printer ink (office supply store gift card), printer paper, gift wrapping, gas cards for our van, bus tickets
SNOWCAP MOST NEEDED ITEMS
Any non-perishable items
Canned Fruit, Soups & Veggies
Baby Food- Stage 2
Sugar – 1 lb packages
Boxed Dessert Mix
New Socks and Underwear – all sizes
DID YOU KNOW?
Books Around the Corner will be starting at least one book club in January! If you are interested in our book club FILL OUT THIS QUICK SURVEY HERE.
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? DONATIONS
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Around the Corner
40 NW 2nd St
Gresham, OR 97030