August 2020 Newsletter | Now You Can Order Online

Dear Readers,

Thank you all for your continued support. July was a bit slower for us but we’re hanging in there. Appointments have been going well!  Details below. The big news of the month is we now have TWO ways you can shop with us online. One way is to order online and then pick up in store or ship to your door or to someone else! It has been great to connect with all of you virtually and with a smile and a wave through the glass. Book clubs will continue to be held virtually. 

  • Shop By Appointment: Details HERE
  • Home Delivery: We will deliver our books anywhere in Gresham for only a small fee of $5!  You can email the shop and we can do the transaction online.
  • Events: All book clubs for the foreseeable future will continue to take place virtually on Zoom. Feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns.
  • Cleaning: We are taking extra precautions around sanitation at the bookstore, per the WHO and CDC sites. We are regularly sanitizing high touch zones, regularly and thoroughly hand washing, as well as practicing good respiratory hygiene (coughing and sneezing into arms).
 

 

July 2020 Newsletter | No Browsing For Forseeable Future but Appointments Available

Dear Readers,

First I want to thank you all for your support over the past few months. COVID-19 is still here and we are a long way from a vaccine. Appointments have been going well!  Details below. We had a virtual author visit in June and it has been great to connect with all of you virtually and with a smile and a wave through the glass. Behind the scenes we are ordering more and more books from publishers and still adding photos to our website every Sunday night of the entire shop. It’s a great way to see what we have in the shop and what’s new every week. Book clubs will continue to be held virtually. Please keep all orders to phone or email and not social media. We want to make sure we only check one place online and not miss any of your orders.

WE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH – JULY 8TH. BOOK TALK BOOK CLUB WILL STILL TAKE PLACE. ALL PREORDERS FOR JULY 7TH WILL BE READY FOR PICKUP WHEN WE RETURN. 

While a lot of businesses are just starting to open back up Books Around the Corner has been open the entire time and these past few months have been challenging to say the least. We are so incredibly grateful for your continued support. Time to rest and rejuvenate is needed as you all know Books Around the Corner is operated by one person and we appreciate you understanding and your patience.

Phone and email will not be checked during this time. We will need 1-3 businesses days AFTER returning on 7/9 to respond to voicemails and emails. Pickups and appointments will resume scheduling on 7/10.

Thank you all so SO much for supporting Gresham’s one stop bookshop. We wanted to let you know now so you have time to stock up on books while we’re away!

 

  • Hours: We are open our regular hours for contact free door pickup. 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday, closed Mondays. We are closed for public browsing.
  • Shop By Appointment: Details HERE
  • Contact Free Door Pickup: Call or email the store, pay for your books, schedule a specific time day/time and pickup your books at a cart outside our front door.
  • Home Delivery: We will deliver our books anywhere in Gresham for only a small fee of $5! You can pay for your books over the phone (503-489-8804) and we will drop off the book as soon as we can. You can also email the shop and we can do the transaction online.
  • Events: All book clubs for the foreseeable future will continue to take place virtually on Zoom. Feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns.
  • Cleaning: We are taking extra precautions around sanitation at the bookstore, per the WHO and CDC sites. We are regularly sanitizing high touch zones, regularly and thoroughly hand washing, as well as practicing good respiratory hygiene (coughing and sneezing into arms).

BOOK TALK BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST
Book Talk Book Club meets monthly! Here’s the list of what the community read in June.

The Fix by David Baldacci
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne
The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman
Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg
Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss
Calculating stars Mary Robinette Kowal
Red Shirts John Scalzi
End of Watch Stephen King
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy Alex White
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
The End of October Lawrence Wright
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Kate Russell
Tightrope by Nicholas Krisof
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
Master Class by Christine Dalcher

June 2020 Books Around the Corner Newsletter | Ever Dream of Being Locked in a Bookstore?

Dear Readers,

First I want to thank you all for your support over the past few months. COVID-19 is still here and we are a long way from a vaccine. We will continue to be closed for browsing BUT we are adding an exciting new feature. Ever dreamed of being locked in a bookstore? Well now you have the chance! Details below. Here are some of the things we are doing to better support our readers. Behind the scenes we are ordering more and more books from publishers and still adding photos to our website every Sunday night of the entire shop. It’s a great way to see what we have in the shop and what’s new every week. We care about you all so much and that’s why we will not be opening up for public browsing. Safety is more important to us than the opportunity at extra sales. We had such a wonderful time at book clubs in May and will continue holding book clubs virtually. Please keep all orders to phone or email and not social media. We want to make sure we only check one place online and not miss any of your orders. Thanks Again!

 

  • Hours: We are open our regular hours for contact free door pickup. 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday, closed Mondays. We are closed for public browsing.
  • Shop By Appointment: Details HERE
  • Contact Free Door Pickup: Call or email the store, pay for your books, schedule a specific time day/time and pickup your books at a cart outside our front door.
  • Home Delivery: We will deliver our books anywhere in Gresham for only a small fee of $5! You can pay for your books over the phone (503-489-8804) and we will drop off the book as soon as we can. You can also email the shop and we can do the transaction online.
  • Events: All book clubs for the foreseeable future will continue to take place virtually on Zoom. Feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns.
  • Cleaning: We are taking extra precautions around sanitation at the bookstore, per the WHO and CDC sites. We are regularly sanitizing high touch zones, regularly and thoroughly hand washing, as well as practicing good respiratory hygiene (coughing and sneezing into arms).
We are pleased to announce that Grady Hendrix will be a special guest at our Virtual Horror Book Club on Thursday, June 25th at 6pm. The book club will be from 6-7pm with Grady making an appearance at 6:30pm. If you would like to attend you can place your order by phone or email for his latest book The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. We offer a 15% discount on the book and it is required that you purchase at Books Around the Corner if you want to attend. Thank You!

 

 

 

BOOK TALK BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST
Book Talk Book Club meets monthly! Here’s the list of what the community read in May.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. Mandel
Collapsing Empire Series by John Scalzi
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
A Big Ship at the End of the Universe by Alex White
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Horizon by Barry Lopez
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Bowie by Allred
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree-Brown
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Black Wave by Kim Ghattas
Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith
The Last by Hanna Jameson
1947 by Elizabeth Asbrink
The Rest of Us by Stephen Birmingham
City of Devils by Paul French
Fault Lines by Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin M. Kruse
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort
Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

May 2020 Books Around the Corner Newsletter

MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Thank you so much for all your continued support. We have been working hard filling orders safely. Please keep the orders coming! We appreciate your patience as it can take 1-2 days for us to respond and our suppliers and delivery companies are taking longer to fulfill orders on their ends. We value the continued safety of our community.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
– We are open regular hours for scheduled contact free door pickup, or delivery within 1-2 days for $5 within 15 minutes of the shop.
– Photos of the entire shop are posted on our website every Sunday night (head to the homepage and then click on photos and browse by genre.
– Gift certificates help us more than anything (SEE LEFT)
– Book clubs will continue to happen remotely. Details are posted in each individual book club on our website and Facebook events.
– Call us during business hours at 503-489-8804 or email us at info(at)booksaroundthecorner(dot)com to place an order or buy a gift certificate
– Short daily videos offering recommendations will be posted daily on Facebook and Instagram

 

A reminder special orders can be placed twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 11:30am. 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!

 

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN CREATE A WISH LIST AT BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER?

Wish lists are perfect for birthdays, special gifts throughout the year, and around the holiday season. Come in to Books Around the Corner and write down anything that you would like in the shop or we have access to order evenmore items. After tell your friends and family about your list at Books Around the Corner and we will help them find the perfect gift off the wish list.

PRE-ORDERS

Just a reminder that you can always reserve forthcoming books, either by phone 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.

 

 

STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH

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!
  • 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.

 

 

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40 NW 2nd St
Gresham, OR 97030

April 2020 Books Around the Corner Newsletter

APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER

We are so grateful to all of you that have supported us the past few weeks. We are trying our hardest to make this new normal work for us so we can be here for you after all of this. If you haven’t been on our social media please read through this for all the information you’ll need to support us and check out the photos too.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
– We are open regular hours for curbside pickup, no-contact door pickup, or delivery within 1-2 days for $5 within 15 minutes of the shop.
– Photos of the entire shop will be posted on our website (head to the homepage and then click on photos and browse by genre
– Gift certificates help us more than anything (SEE LEFT)
– Book clubs will happen remotely. Details will be posted in each individual book club on our website and Facebook events as it gets closer to the date.
– Call us during business hours at 503-489-8804 or email us at info(at)booksaroundthecorner(dot)com to place an order or buy a gift certificate
– Videos of a genre will be posted daily on Facebook and Instagram
– Cookbook Club and Independent Bookstore will be rescheduled at a later date

A reminder special orders can be placed twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 11:30am. 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!

 

 

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN CREATE A WISH LIST AT BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER?

Wish lists are perfect for birthdays, special gifts throughout the year, and around the holiday season. Come in to Books Around the Corner and write down anything that you would like in the shop or we have access to order even more items. After tell your friends and family about your list at Books Around the Corner and we will help them find the perfect gift off the wish list.

PRE-ORDERS

Just a reminder that you can always reserve forthcoming books, either by phone 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.

STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH

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!
  • 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.

 

 

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SHARE WITH OTHER BOOK LOVERS
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? DONATIONS?
Email us: info@booksaroundthecorner.com

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