September 6 is First Friday!
Labor Day is past, but summer marches on. Enjoy a pleasant night in the Village with a trip to Annie Bloom's for First Friday.
We'll be serving wine and juice. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for our drawing. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win!
This month, our adult prize is:
The Skies Belong to Us
by Brendan I. Koerner
For the teens, we're giving away a copy of: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
PLUS a cool matching T-shirt!
September 2013 Author Readings, Sports Books, and More
all about our upcoming author events. Plus, find out which new books
indie booksellers across the country are loving. See what's new in
Sports. And drop by and see us on First Friday!
Upcoming Readings at Annie Blooms:
Matters of Doubt
Tuesday, September 10, 7pm
When Cal Claxton decides to help a young homeless man in Portland
accused of a brutal murder, he finds himself pitted against the police,
the media and an angry citizenry. But that's child's play compared to
the trouble he finds himself in when he starts to uncover the truth
behind the crime. Formerly a research scientist and international
business executive, award-winning author Warren C. Easley lives in
Oregon where he writes fiction and tutors GED students.
Sarah Swanson & Max Smith
Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest
Monday, September 16, 7pm
This is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of
the region's most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes
on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in
Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs
of each bird. Birds are grouped by what they are known for or where
they are most likely to be found--like beach birds, urban birds,
colorful birds, and killer birds.
Kelly Williams Brown
Tuesday, September 17, 7pm
Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act
like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book.
Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, Adulting makes
the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable, and even
conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of
Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet
Paper Bay. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this
way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of
Linda Lee Peterson
The Devil's Interval
Thursday, September 19, 7pm
Maggie Fiori uses her powers as a journalist to dig into the world of
San Francisco's elite after a limo driver is convicted of murdering a
socialite. Between managing her sons' soccer practices, saving her
damaged marriage, and handling her maddening staff, Maggie fights to
prove that the "Limousine Lothario" was guilty of no more than loving
Ms. Baross Goes to Mexico
Wednesday, September 25, 7pm
"I'm a snow bird who leaves Oregon in the winter and flies down to the
village of San Miguel de Allende, a small artists' colony in Mexico.
For over 25 years I've been drawing the people and the changes, from
traditional to modern life. Finally, I've finished editing hundreds of
drawings into this graphic travel guide of 90 sketches with commentary
and insights. It's my story of living, working, and most importantly,
playing among Mexicans, Indians and gringos. Living in Mexico is so
different from life in the USA." -Jan Baross
Flashes of War
Thursday, September 26, 7pm
Numerous characters--returning U.S. soldier and pragmatic jihadist,
Afghan mother and listless American sister, courageous amputee and a
ghost that cannot let go--appear in Flashes of War, which
captures personal moments of fear, introspection, confusion, and valor
in one collection spanning nations and perspectives. Written in clear,
accessible language with startling metaphors, this unforgettable journey
leaves aside judgment, bringing us closer to a broader understanding
of war by focusing on individuals, their motivations, and their
September Indie Next List
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 September. Here are a few of the selected titles
(click on a cover or title to read more on our website):
Let Him Go
by Larry Watson
Nancy at Book Vault in Oskaloosa, IA, says: "Watson has written a novel that rivals his earlier work, Montana 1948, in character development, storyline, and excitement. Stunning and riveting, Let Him Go will not soon be forgotten."
The Bone Season
by Samantha Shannon
at Books & Company in Oconomowoc, WI, writes: "Shannon has created a
world that will set your imagination on fire and lure you in so
absolutely that you will forget your surroundings. Mind-bendingly
intense, rife with fascinating characters and an all-encompassing plot, The Bone Season will take you on one wild ride."
How the Light Gets In
by Louise Penny
at Bookpeople of Moscow in Moscow, ID, writes of the latest Inspector
Gamache mystery: "A plan by those at the very top to get Gamache out of
the way once and for all, a murder, and a mysterious suicide intertwine
in a complex and satisfying plot that never gives itself away."
Plus, here are a pair of 2012 IndieNext picks that are now out in paperback!:
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz
A Hundred Flowers
by Gail Tsukiyama
New Sports Books
|Here are some of the best new books from our Sports section:
Oregon Sports Stories
by Bob Robinson
Oregon has its share of playmakers, dramatic finishes and legendary
coaches. With humor and insight, Oregon native and longtime sportswriter
Bob Robinson relates highlights from six decades of coverage
throughout the state. In these twenty essays, Robinson offers a unique,
behind-the-scenes account of some of Oregon's greatest sports moments
and game-changing personalities.
by Phil Jackson
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los
Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in
the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in
never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values.
Jackson was tagged as the "Zen master" half in jest by sportswriters,
but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who
inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better
angels of his players' nature, not their egos, fear, or greed.
by Larry Colton
Anybody who is familiar with the Civil Rights movement knows that 1964
was a pivotal year. And in Birmingham, Alabama--perhaps the epicenter
of racial conflict--the Barons amazingly started their season with an
integrated team. More than a story about baseball, this is a true
accounting of life in a different time and clearly a different place.
Seventeen years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in the
major leagues, Birmingham was exploding in race riots....and now,
they were going to have their very first integrated sports team. This
is a story that has never been told.
Soccer in Sun and Shadow
by Eduardo Galeano
In this witty and rebellious history of world soccer, Galeano searches
for the styles of play, players, and goals that express the unique
personality of certain times and places. Soccer is a game that
bureaucrats try to dull and the powerful try to manipulate, but it
retains its magic because it remains a bewitching game--"a feast for
the eyes ... and a joy for the body that plays it"--exquisitely
rendered in the magical stories of Soccer in Sun and Shadow.
by John Dunn
This is a treasure of a memoir about the uncommon world of the club
caddy and the improbable journey it resulted in for one man. John Dunn
never expected that his summer job as a caddy at the local course in
Connecticut might turn into something more. One adventure after another
kept him coming back summer after summer, until--out of college--he
found himself migrating with the seasons, looping at some of the most
exquisite and exclusive golf locations in the world and embracing the
freedom of what he calls the last vagabond existence in America, all
while trying to decide whether to quit the loop and get a real job.
Maybe next season...