May 2012 Readings, First Friday, and More

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First Friday
Molly Gift Cards
May Readings
Moms, Dads, Grads
Indie Bookseller Picks

First Friday

May 4 is First Friday! Get an early start to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Annie Bloom's. We seem to have misplaced our piñata,but we will be serving wine and juice. Also, enter to win free books!


The adult prize is a SIGNED Advance Reader's Copy of the forthcoming novel from the author of
shadow of night
Deborah Harkness 

For the kids, we're giving away a paperback Advance Reader's Edition of: 
wildwood reader's edition
by Colin Meloy

Molly Bloom Gift Cards! 

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May 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
Portland's Woodshop Writers
Tuesday, May 15, 7pm

100 great poemsThe Woodshop Writers, a group of nine Portland writers, bring to light unique and challenging family experiences, whether based on real life or fantasy. The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional essays. The scheduled readers for this evening are: Jamie Caulley, Kathy Eaton, Dave King, Catherine Magdalena, Sarah Retzer, and Mark Robben.


Anne Mendel

Etiquette for an Apocalypse

Thursday, May 17, 7pm

It's the 2020 Apocalypse and Sophie Cohen, former social worker turned neighborly drug dealer, must keep her family alive amid those pesky end of the world issues: starvation, earthquakes, plagues, gang violence and alas more starvation. In order to accomplish all this she must find a way to love her mother, accept her daughter's adulthood and reignite her moribund marriage. She might discover that a decentralized, consensus driven life--without fossil fuels, iPhones and chocolate éclairs--isn't the end of the world, after all.


Leni Zumas

The Listeners

Monday, May 21, 7pm

This is the story of a woman whose life is shaped by tragedy. Quinn is thirty-something, a survivor of a fractured and eccentric childhood marred by the death of her younger sister. Twenty years later, she is in the midst of a decade-long slide down the other side of punk-rock stardom after her successful music career was abruptly halted. Quinn develops unique strategies for coping, but she cannot keep the past away. The Listeners is about what lurks in the shadows and what happens when what's lurking insists on being seen.   


Chloe Coscarelli

Chloe's Kitchen

Tuesday, May 22, 7pm

We're excited to host vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli. Meet the winner of Cupcake Wars. She'll be armed with fresh-made treats! Chloe's Kitchen features vegan food like you've never seen it before. Coscarelli brings fun and energy to this healthful, animal-free cuisine by reinterpreting 125 of America's favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. Here's how you can enjoy family favorites  without busting your belt.  


Plan Ahead for These Great June Readings:


Aimee Phan - Tuesday, June 7, 7pm

Cheryl Strayed - Monday, June 11, 7pm

Anna Kesey - Wednesday, June 27, 7pm

Matt Love - Thursday, June 28, 7pm    


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

Mother's Day! Father's Day! Graduation!
Our new Theme Section is chock-full of gift ideas for moms, dads, and grads. 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.

The Book for Dangerous Women
by Clare Conville

Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
by Dave Isay

Darth Vader and Son
by Jeffrey Brown

Summer of '68
by Tim Wendel 

F in Exams
by Richard Benson

A World of Curiosities
by John Oldale 
May 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 May. Here are a few of the selected titles (click on a cover or title to read more on our website):

The Lola Quartet
by Emily St. John Mandel

Truth Like the Sun
by Jim Lynch

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
by Jenny Lawson

To the Last Breath
by Francis Slakey

A Land More Kind Than Home
by Wiley Cash