|July 6 is First Friday! What better way to celebrate independence than a trip to your local independent bookstore.
always, we'll be serving wine and juice. Plus, we'll be giving away
great prizes for our adult and children's drawings. Drop by Annie
Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win!
Moonwalking with Einstein
by Joshua Foer,
plus a "Penguins at the Beach" book bag!
Ladybug Girl on the Beach
by David Soman
|July Readings, First Friday, and More!
us for all the wonderful readings we have this month. Also, check out
our latest Theme section. Plus, find out which new titles indie
booksellers across the country are loving. Drop by and see on First
Shout Her Lovely Name
Tuesday, July 10, 7pm
Mothers and daughters ride the familial tide of joy, pride,
regret, loathing, and love in these stories of resilient and flawed
women. In a battle between a teenage daughter and her mother,
wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons. Gimlet-eyed and emotionally
generous, achingly real and beautifully written, these unforgettable
stories lay bare the connection and conflict in families. Shout Her
Lovely Name heralds the arrival of a powerful new writer.
Joe Meno & Nathan Larson
with musician Kim Baxter
Wednesday, July 11, 7pm
Authors Joe Meno and Nathan Larson will read
from their new paperback novels. They'll be joined by Portland
indie-pop singer-songwriter Kim Baxter. Joe Meno's Office Girl
is the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their
futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life. Nathan Larson's The Nervous System is the follow-up to Dewey Decimal System
and follows the misadventures of a librarian/bodyguard in post-meltdown
New York. Kim Baxter, from Portland indie-pop trio All-Girl Summer Fun
Band, will be playing acoustic versions of songs from her new solo
album, The Tale of Me and You.
The Cottage at Glass Beach
Thursday, July 12, 7pm
The author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara
returns with the enthralling tale of Nora Cunningham, who, in the wake
of scandal, flees to a remote island off the coast of Maine. Just as
she begins to regain her balance, her daughters embark on a reckless
odyssey of their own--a journey that will force Nora to find the
courage to chart her own course and finally face the truth about her
marriage, her mother, and her long-buried past.
Michael Houck & M.J. Cody
Wild in the City
Wednesday, July 18, 7pm
Co-editors Houck and Cody present the second
edition of this highly acclaimed Portland guide. New natural history
essays by Ursula K. Le Guin, Kim Stafford, Robin Cody, Judy BlueHorse
Skelton, Robert Michael Pyle, Jonathan Nicholas, and Richard Louv offer
fresh perspectives on the little pockets and expansive corridors of
Portland's wild environs. The book also examines the innovative
strategies that cities, agencies, and nonprofits are using to create an
ecologically sustainable metropolitan region.
Thursday, July 19, 7pm
In Ladder Memory, Stories from the Painting Trade,
freelance journalist and writer Mark Ellis recalls his 30 year journey
from apprentice painter to successful painting contractor. These
stories scrape the knuckles and get under the fingernails. Ellis brings
authenticity and discovery to his exploration of the experiences of a
housepainter, and the entrapments, frailties, and indomitable spirits of
those living and working in the structures he paints.