|October 5 is First Friday!
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!
The adult prize is:
Portland in the 1960s
by Polina Olsen
The kids' book prize is:
by Ari Berk & Loren Long PLUS a matching book bag!
October Readings, First Friday, and More!
We have some great readings
scheduled this month. Plus, find out which new books indie booksellers
across the country are loving. And read about some New Fall Books and
great new titles from our Music section. Drop by and see on First
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Tuesday, October 2, 7pm
This biography is the first full life of the leader of Lincoln's "team
of rivals" to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward
was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. He
was also fascinating. Most nights this well-known raconteur with unruly
hair and untidy clothes would gather diplomats, soldiers, politicians,
or actors around his table to enjoy a cigar, a drink, and a good
story. Drawing on hundreds of sources not available to or neglected by
previous biographers, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and
central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its
Thursday, October 4, 7pm
At the center of Matthew Dickman's Mayakovsky's Revolver
is the suicide of his older brother. Known for poems of universality of
feeling, expressive lyricism of reflection, and heartrending allure,
Dickman is a powerful poet whose new collection explores how to
persevere in the wake of grief.
Jay Nebel will be reading from his chapbook, Loud Mouth. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Narrative, and others. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and kids.
William L. Sullivan
"Folk Heroes of the Northwest" Slideshow
Wednesday, October 10, 7pm
The author of the "100 Hikes" guide book series presents a slideshow on
"D.B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the
Northwest." Sullivan's new historical mystery is The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute.
Portland police detective Neil Ferguson uncovers a series of puzzling
and threatening clues that lead to the identity of D.B. Cooper, the
mysterious man who hijacked a plane and parachuted with $200,000 in
1971. But when Ferguson delves deeper into a web of blackmail and
murder, he realizes there may in fact be two D.B. Coopers.
New in Music
Here are some of the best new titles from our Music section:
Waging Heavy Peace
by Neil Young
For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil
Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical
creativity. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true
as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young's journey as only he can tell it.
How Music Works
by David Byrne
Acting as historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist,
Byrne searches for patterns--and tells us how they have affected his
own work over the years with Talking Heads and his many collaborators. How Music Works is a brainy, irresistible adventure and an impassioned argument about music's liberating, life-affirming power.
One Direction: Dare to Dream
by One Direction
Get your tween or young teen daughter something she'll really like.
"From five guys who didn't even know each other to making it to "The X
Factor" final, heading off on our first tour, recording our first album,
and releasing our own music, we've written this book so you can get to
know who we really are, where we came from, and where we're going