JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
We had a wonderful Book Talk Book Club this month. The books discussed by members of the community are featured to the left! We have a very busy July in store for all of you. After that we will be focusing on book clubs, potential Skype Author Visits, and continuing to grow the collection rather than on events. We will kick off July with local picture book author, Tonya Lippert for a special storytime on Saturday July 6th 1pm and later in the month we will host Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters (donations are welcome to cover the cost) July 27th 1pm and before that a special storytime with Mayor Bemis to support the Gresham Reads program! A hybrid author reading and musical performance with Stevan Allred and Sky in the Road as well as TWO Harry Potter events! 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 July 5th 6-8pm for our Local Artists Showcase. Light refreshments and wine will be served. This month’s featured artist is Eleni Kennard. Eleni Kennard is an artist from Portland, OR. They are a queer, intersectional feminist, as well as a musician, storyteller, and cat-parent. They dedicate their art to their grandmother, who immigrated here from Seoul, Korea. Without a safe place to build the life she wanted, she came here and raised their mother and her sisters. They are forever grateful to be lucky enough to be here, when so many other families are trying to build a better life like their grandmother, but are facing horror at the border. They create art to try to create more beauty in this dark time. Currently donating 30% of the proceeds of their artwork to help refugees in crisis, you can find them at mothchaotic.com or @mothchaotic on Instagram.
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!
- 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!
FALL COOKBOOK CLUB SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN 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.
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Books Around the Corner
40 NW 2nd St
Gresham, OR 97030