March 2012 Readings, First Friday, and More!

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In This Issue:
First Friday
Bart King Article
March Readings
Indie Bookseller Picks

First Friday

March 2 is First Friday! Don't let the late Winter blues get you down. Head up to the Village for some First Friday fun! Begin your evening at Annie Bloom's, where we'll be serving wine and juice. Plus, you can enter a pair of drawings to win free books!

For the adult drawing, we're giving away:
100 great poems
The House at Tyneford
by Natasha Solomons

For the kids, the prize will be:
100 great poems
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Grace Lin 

Bart King Article 

Over this past weekend, Bart King wrote a terrific article on why bookstores are "really, really good." And he mentioned Annie Bloom's! In case you missed it, here's the link to the article. 
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March 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! 
February Readings
Northwest Poets
Martha Silano & B.T. Shaw
Thursday, March 8, 7pm
Martha Silano (pictured) is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Little Office of Immaculate Conception (Saturnalia, 2011) and Blue Positive (Steel Toe Books 2006). She teaches at Bellevue College, near Seattle, WA, where she lives with her two children and her forager/essayist husband, Langdon Cook. A former resident of Multnomah Village, B.T. Shaw now lives, works, and eats pie in Northeast Portland. Her first collection, This Dirty Little Heart (University of Washington Press), won the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry and is not quite out of print.

Ted Katz
The Studio Within
Tuesday, March 13, 7pm
In The Studio Within, Ted Katz paints a warm, brilliantly funny picture of an artist's journey. From a childhood of wonder and fascination with the day-to-day questions he encounters, through young adulthood as a teacher and administrator, and into the depth of his life as a celebrated artist, Katz leads the reader on a joyous romp-always following his own quest to understand the nature of the creative soul.

Portland Poets
Paulann Petersen & Don Colburn
Thursday, March 15, 7pm
Paulann Petersen is Oregon's sixth and current Poet Laureate. She has published a number of chapbooks and full-length collections of poems, including Kindle (2008) and The Voluptuary (2010). Don Colburn is a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist. He has published three collections of poetry, most recently a chapbook titled Because You Might Not Remember.

We have some great events coming in early April! Break out your calendar right now and jot down Brian Doyle on 4/2, Phil Margolin on 4/3, and Jacqueline Winspear on 4/12.
Our current Theme section is Politics. During this season of platitudes and Super PACs, we've picked out a bevvy of titles to keep you well informed. Here are just a few of the books on display at Annie Bloom's right now:

Corporations Are Not People
by Bill Moyers

100 great poems
The Age of Austerity
by Thomas Byrne Edsall

The Obamas
by Jodi Kantor

Pity the Billionaire
by Thomas Frank

Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow

Winner-Take-All Politics
by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson 
March Indie Next List 
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the county. Come in to browse all the picks for March. Here are a few of the selected titles (click on a cover or title to read more on our website):

Carry the One
by Carol Anshaw

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson

by Julianna Baggot

Gypsy Boy
by Mikey Walsh

Forgotten Country
by Catherine Chung