June 2012 Readings, First Friday, and More

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In This Issue:
First Friday
Molly Gift Cards
June Readings
Dads & Grads
Indie Bookseller Picks

First Friday

June 1 is First Friday! Hit Multnomah Village Friday night, and then head downtown on Saturday for the Starlight Parade.


As 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! 

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June Readings, First Friday, and More!

Join 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 Friday! 
June Readings

Aimee Phan

The Reeducation of Cherry Truong 

Tuesday, June 7, 7pm

100 great poemsAimee Phan returns to Annie Bloom's to read from her debut novel, which tells the story of two fierce and unforgettable families, the Truongs and the Vos: their harrowing escape from Vietnam after the war, the betrayal that divided them, and the stubborn memories that continue to bind them years later, even as they come to terms with their hidden sacrifices and bitter mistakes.  


Cheryl Strayed 


Monday, June 11, 7pm

wildAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.  


Anna Kesey 

Little Century 

Wednesday, June 27, 7pm

In the tradition of such classics as My Ántonia andThere Will Be BloodLittle Century maps our country's cutthroat legacy of dispossession and greed, even as it celebrates the ecstatic visions of what America could become. Orphaned after the death of her mother, eighteen-year-old Esther Chambers heads west in search of her only living relative. In the lawless frontier town of Century, Oregon, Esther finds her sympathies divided between her cousin and a sheepherder named Ben Cruff, a sworn enemy of the cattle ranchers. As her feelings for Ben and for her land grow, she begins to see she can't be loyal to both.  


Matt Love 

Sometimes a Great Movie

Thursday, June 28, 7pm

In June 1970, Paul Newman traveled to the Oregon Coast to film Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion. What ensued was a wild working vacation between Hollywood and Oregonians involving beer, sex, scotch, loggers, beaches, and perhaps, a spectacularly vandalized pool table. In Sometimes a Great Movie, Matt Love documents the legend of that magical summer and presents over a 125 never-before-seen photographs, including many in color.      


yoga writing retreatSign up now for a Yoga Writing Weekend Retreatat Stargazer Farms, June 8-10. Food will be prepared by chef Isabella Cruz. Annie Bloom's will provide her book, which is included in the package price. Find out more at Adventures by the Book's website

Gifts for Dads & Grads 
Wondering what to get for Dad? Or the graduate in your life? Check out our Theme Section! Below are just a few of the titles on display at the front of the store. To see the others, pop in and browse the bookshelves.

sh*t my dad says 
Sh*t My Dad Says
by Justin Halpern

The Ball
John Fox 

saturday science 
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science
by Neil A. Downie 

thank you notes 2 
Thank You Notes 2
by Jimmy Fallon

before you die 
What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
by The Founders of The Buried Life 
June Indie Next List 
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Come in to browse all the picks for June. Here are a few of the selected titles (click on a cover or title to read more on our website):

by Richard Ford

The Borrower
by Rebecca Makkai

by John Lanchester

gone girl 
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

Heading Out to Wonderful
by Robert Goolrick 

joy for beginners 
Joy for Beginners
by Erica Bauermeister