September 2019 Books Around the Corner Newsletter


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well almost! This weekend we’ll be coming in on our day off to expand the children’s chapter books, graphic novels, and young adult due to a grant we received with FOUR more bookcases AND as of next week the shop will be Halloweenified! Winter Cookbook Club Special Baking Edition will be on January 7th at 7pm. Sign up opens on Tuesday September 10th. Bring your teddy bear and march with us in the Teddy Bear Parade on Saturday September 28th and support us. More details HERE or email We need to have an approximate count by September 9th. We always have a number of book clubs but we’ll have one special Skype author visit and one in person author visit this month. Details below.

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. See more details below. 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


Just a reminder that you can always reserve forthcoming books, either in person or via an email invoice.

Here is a brief list of just a few of the many books coming out this fall that you can pre-order through us:

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (9/10)
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know, Malcolm Gladwell (9/10)
The Institute, Stephen King (9/10)
The Kopp Sisters on the March, Amy Stewart (9/17)
Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson (9/17)
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett (9/24)
The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (9/24)
The World That We Knew, Alice Hoffman (9/24)
Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith (9/24)
The Butterfly Girl, Rene Denfeld (10/1)
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir, Saeed Jones (10/8)
Grand Union: Stories, Zadie Smith (10/8)
The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Bill Bryson (10/15)


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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