JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
By attending BookExpo this past week we’ve been able to find new and diverse titles as well as new bookish items from other independent owners to fill Books Around the Corner and become an even better community bookshop for all of you. We can’t wait to share new titles with you and have even more titles to giveaway AND some for ARC Book Club. June is filled with graduations and Father’s Day. We have plenty of ideas for the perfect gift whether it’s for your dad or a grad! We’ll have even more ideas next week. Since it’s June we will have a special table dedicated to Pride Month. Stop by this weekend to check out those and all the new books and bookish items we have in stock. If you want more information head to our book club pages, new homepage and the events calendar. All monthly book clubs are updated on the book clubs page not below under upcoming events because we now have EIGHT book clubs!
Please join us on Friday June 7th 6-8pm for our Local Artists Showcase. Light refreshments and wine will be served. This month’s featured artists are from MHCC’s Community Ed. ART 4FP class. The instructoris Ketty Gattman Miller, a retired elementary teacher from GBSD. She has taught this eclectic mix of artists for four years because she has a passion for art and enjoys sharing it with others. Students are given an optional theme each week and choose the medium in which they want to express themselves. These include graphite or colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, collage, mixed media, etc. The class has bonded as an art family, always supporting and encouraging each other. Everyone finds the weekly three hour class to be relaxing, fun, and rewarding. The subject matter and artistic styles vary from week to week. They chat and joke, listen to music,and eat snacks, all while concocting masterful art pieces. You are invited to come see samples of their work anytime this month.
In the upcoming months you will see an increase in the number of author readings/signings and a few acoustic musical performances. We have some incredibly talented writers and musicians in the Portland and regional area and want to showcase them. You can support them by buying their book or CD at Books Around the Corner, attending their reading or performance, and spreading the word about our book clubs and events.
A reminder special orders can be placed twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 11am. Did you know we not only order but we preorder?! For no additional cost you can have your book ready to pick up on the Tuesday it is released. This also helps support authors and our bookshop. Ask us for more details the next time you’re in!
DID YOU KNOW….We host birthday parties, baby showers, company parties, and more! Email us for rates and availability at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve had a lot of customers ask lately how they can help spread the word and support Books Around the Corner. Here are a few things you can do!
- Leave a Google, Facebook, and Yelp Review! It really helps people find us! FREE!
- Sponsor a Shelf ($50)
Your name (or business name) will appear on a small plaque on a shelf in our bookshop. An example is included below. Thank you to those who have already sponsored a shelf!
Thank you for choosing to SHOP SMALL and for making us your one stop bookshop. Continue to spread the word and tell friends and family about all we have going on at Books Around the Corner. We appreciate every purchase you make big and small and work very hard to bring in diverse high quality additions every week new and used! Happy Reading!
SUMMER COOKBOOK CLUB IS ALMOST FILLED. ORDER YOUR BOOK TODAY BY EMAILING INFO@BOOKSAROUNDTHECORNER.COM
Click HERE to head to our Events Page for our full calendar of author readings, musical performances and more. Interested in joining a book club? Click HERE.
WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH FOR VACATION! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
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Books Around the Corner
40 NW 2nd St
Gresham, OR 97030