August 2019 Books Around the Corner Newsletter



It’s less than a week until August! We will be closed on Sunday July 28th. Tomorrow we’ll have Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters at 1pm and then Harry Potter Happy Hour 6-8pm! Next Wednesday is our Harry Potter Birthday Party 4-6pm. Head to Facebook for more details. If you haven’t yet head to our Book Clubs page above and see all the wonderful and diverse book clubs we offer monthly and seasonally! The next Cookbook Club is full and we’ll be doing our next one in January (it will be a special baking one). Join us on Saturday August 24th at 6-8pm as we welcome local alternative rock duo Dreadlight for an intimate acoustic performance. The first part of their three part album, an EP titled LIMBO, is out now. This is a free show but donations are welcome and will go directly to Dreadlight for graciously performing at Books Around the Corner.

Dreadlight is a female, alternative, hard rock duo from Portland, Oregon. Songwriters Kandra Tolvstad (Bass/Vocals) and Toria Beck (Guitar/Vocals) met in high school and began collaborating musically at 14 and 16. Coming from different musical worlds, the duo are developing a unique sound where sweet harmonies soar over heavy instrumentation, an experience pleasantly headbangable. The two write from their own experiences, whether that be the dramas of growing up or their struggles with anxiety and depression. They find it important to write about the deeper, more personal topics of life to show people, along with themselves, that they are not alone. Dreadlight strives to inspire people to be mindful of themselves, their mental health, and their communities.

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!  Another service we’ll be offering to our customers is wish lists! Provide us with your name and any books on your wish list and we’ll add them to our system so your friends and family can check in with us for birthdays and holidays. We also offer gift certificates too!

DID YOU KNOW….We host birthday parties, baby showers, company parties, and more! Email us for rates and availability at


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!

  1. Leave a Google, Facebook, and Yelp Review! It really helps people find us! FREE!
  2. 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!
  3. Sponsor an Event or Book Club ($200) 
    Your name or the name of your business will be featured on a flyer, in the newsletter (now over 1,000 subscribers), and in a Facebook event for a month leading up to the event.

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!


Interested in joining a book club? Click HERE.

Tues: 10-7
Wed: 10-7
Thur: 10-7
Fri: 10-8
Sat: 10-8
Sun: 12-5



Email us:

Books Around the Corner
40 NW 2nd St
Gresham, OR 97030


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