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That we happily gift wrap any of your purchases from us at no additional charge?

That our gift certificates never expire? If we don't expire, they don't expire!

That more than almost anything else we love helping you choose just the right gift? So don't hesitate to ask for ideas if you're stuck.

That we are long-time supporters of local literary and educational activities?


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10 am to 7 pm;
Noon to 5 pm
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History Pub Monday at McMenamins

 Join us at the Kennedy School on Monday, July 29th, at 7 pm for History Pub Monday. R. Gregory Nokes will be reading from his recently published book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. A night of great beer and a great book - what's not to like about that?
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Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.
 As always, thank you so much for your support.
We wouldn't still be here if not for you!

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Broadway Books
A Great Little Store with Great Big Service
July 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to our inaugural e-newsletter! Thank you for traveling with us to this new world of technology. While the method of deliver is changing, our intent remains the same: to inform you of upcoming events and great new books in the store. We welcome your feedback on how to make our newsletter the best it can be.

This month we offer you several wonderful readings in the store. We also give you a heads-up on the great deals you'll find at our Super Summer Sale - check out the details below. We also let you know about the amazing sale on the Kobo Mini eReader. And of course we let you know about a few new books in the store that you might want to check out.

Roberta Dyer and Sally McPherson
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-1726
July Events
Wednesday, July 10, 7 pm: Two Poets
Poets Penelope Scambly Schott and Andrea Hollander will be here to read from newly published books. Ms. Schott's new book is Lillie was a Goddess Lillie was a Whore and is published by Mayapple Press of Woodstock, New York. It's a poetic look at the world's "oldest profession" - prostitution. By turns funny, wise, historical, contemporary, sacred and profane, this book is a thoughtful consideration of the subject by a poet with an unflinching imagination. Ms. Hollander's new book is Landscape with Female Figure: New and Collected Poems, 1981 - 2012, published by Autumn House Press of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of three previous chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections. Ms. Hollander now lives in Portland, after spending twenty-two years as Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.
Thursday, July 11, 7 pm: Being Your Own Publisher
Join publication consultant Vinnie Kinsella of Indigo Editing & Publications for a workshop on how to publish your own books. Print on demand technology, e-books, and the rise of online bookstores have made self-publishing an alluring process to many. But is it right for you? This class offers authors insight into the risks and rewards of self-publishing. It is specifically designed to give authors a clear picture of what the process involves.The cost of the 90-minute workshop is $40. Attendees of the workshop will be eligible for a 20% discount off any books purchased in the store that evening. [At least seven people must enroll for the workshop to take place, and it will be capped at 25 attendees.] To register for the class, come in or call with your credit card information to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, July16, 7 pm: Anna Keesey
Anna Keesey joins us tonight to read from her debut novel, Little Century, which has just been published in a paperback edition. The story is set in the lawless, hardscrabble frontier town of Century, Oregon, a town on the edge of civilization and in the middle of a range war. Ms. Keesey, a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, teaches English and creative writing at Linfield College.
summersaleJuly 19 - 21
Welcome to the NE Broadway Super Summer Sale!
We'll be sitting in the sun (we hope) with tables full of hundreds of special advance reader's copies of books for sale for $4 each, or 3 for $10. [A percentage of the proceeds from these sales are donated to Literary Arts' Writers in the School program.] It's our most popular sale. Don't miss it! You'll find music, food, drink, a pet fair, pedicabs, and bargains galore all along NE Broadway.
Tuesday, July 23, 7 pm: River Rock Writers
Please join us for a night of poetry with the River Rock Writers, made up of five local poets: Deborah Akers, Melanie Green, Annie Lighthart, Paula Lowden, and Suzanne Sigafoos. River Rock Writers is a peer critique group founded in 2000. The women of this group gather to exchange respectful and constructive critique through close reading of their poems. Since the founding of this group, each of the poets has had a collection published, and two River Rockers have books forthcoming this fall.
Wednesday, July 24, 7 pm: Where the Roses Smell Best
Roosevelt High School's new student-led publishing house, Unique Ink, is launching its first book, the anothology Where the  Roses Smell the Best. The book is a literary companion to Portland, rich with short stories, photographs, vignettes, and poems about the places, people, and activities that make Portland unique. The book includes work from Roosevelt students, alongside local authors. Tonight, students and recent grads from Roosevelt will read excerpts, along with Portland authors Leah Gibson, Christi Krug, Emma Oliver, Sarah Soards, Betsy Fogelman Tighe, and Laura Winter.
Thursday, July 25, 7 pm: Janice Gould
  Koyoonka'auwi poet Janice Gould will be here to read from her latest collection, Doubters and Dreamers (University of Arizona Press). This is the author's fourth book of poetry and opens with a question from a young girl who begins to learn from her mother about the complicated issues of her heritage. The girl is a young Janice Gould, and the poems and narrations that follow her question constitute a remarkable work of sustained and courageous self-revelation, retracing the precarious emotional terrain of an adolescence shaped by a mother's love and a growing consciousness of an ancestral past. Dr. Gould is an Associate Professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, where she directs the certification program in Native American Studies. In March 2012, she completed a Residency for Indigenous Writers at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

KoboKobo Mini eReader - Only $39.99!!!
Get a Kobo Mini eReader for only $39.99 until July 18th
If you're wanting to dip your toe into the sea of eBooks, or if you only use an eReader on limited occasions, or if you want a super-compact, full-featured eReader, the Mini is the device for you! While supplies last, you can get a Mini - usually $79.99 - for HALF PRICE!! These won't last long, so come in soon and we'll show you how they work. If you buy it before July 15th, you'll get a free eBook from Workman Publishing: How to be Interesting, by Jessica Hagy.
New in Hardcover
The Unwinding, by George Packer, is a riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation. In this book, Packer evokes Steinbeck, Dickens, Orwell, Dos Passos, and other revered novelists in his ability to tell the story of a nation in crisis through narrative and characterization reminiscent of some of the best fiction in history. Packer's novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date. George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, which received several prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review.
In The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown tells the story of the University of Washington's eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal in 1936. A team made up of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals from East Coast US schools and British universities before going head-to-head with the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin. This story transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
McCann captivated us in his National-Book-Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin. In Transatlantic, McCann weaves another intricate tapestry that illuminates the anguish of Irish history and the deeper agonies of war in a tale spanning 150 years and two continents, told  through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan.  "Silkily threading together public events and private feelings," McCann incorporates real-life characters and events, including Frederick Douglas, former Senator George Mitchell, and the first non-stop transatlantic flight.
Finally, a new book for adults by the brilliant Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. In Sussex, England, a  middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. This slim novel presents a brilliantly imaginative and poignant tale of mystery and survival, memory and magic.