It's looking like the sun is going to be shining on NE Broadway this weekend for the spectacular summer super sale -- once we get this little rain thing out of our system. And that's a very good thing, because this year's sale is going to be even more spectacular than ever!!
The party launches Friday, with great bargains up and down the street and a kickoff celebration in the parking lot of the Helen Bernhard Bakery offering music, beer, wine, food, and even fire jugglers!! How cool is that?
The fun continues on sunny Saturday, with more sales, a block party on 16th with music, beer/wine, and food vendors, a pet fair on 19th with Furever Pets, a wellness fair in the parking lot of the 2100 Broadway building, and a family fun zone on 12th near the Newport Seafood Grill.
Sunday brings more sunshine, more great deals, musicians along Broadway, and of course the weekly Irvington Farmer's Market.
Here at Broadway Books we are so excited about the weekend that we will be selling all new hardcover fiction titles at 25% off!!! It's first come, first served -- no special orders and no holding titles; when we run out of a title that's it, so be sure to come early for the best selection.
If you've been biding your time, waiting for a book to come out in paperback, here's your chance to pick it up now at almost paperback price! Perhaps it's the third book in the Stieg Larsson series (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) you've been lusting after. Or Ann Patchett's new novel, State of Wonder. Or the book from George R.R. Martin everyone's been waiting for (A Dance with Dragons). Or maybe a new book by a local writer, say Chelsea Cain's Night Season, Kevin Scribner's The Oregon Experiment, Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, Daniel Wilson's Robopocalypse, or Jean Auel's The Land of Painted Caves. Or maybe you're in the mood for the latest from Jacqueline Winspear, or Geraldine Brooks, or Ursula Hegi, or Donna Leon, or David Baldacci, or T.C. Boyle -- oh gosh, there are just so many to choose from!
We also have a special selection of paperbacks that we'll be selling for $4 each, or 3 for $10 -- those of you who have been to our summer sidewalk sale before know what I'm talking about. Lots of treasures to be found here too. In most cases we only have one copy of each - -come early, come often, as we'll be restocking the tables throughout the weekend.
Just a reminder: these special weekend sale prices only apply to books in the store -- no special orders and no online orders -- we want to see your smiling faces as you enjoy the sunshine and all that NE Broadway has to offer! We'll be open our usual hours: 10 to 7 on Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 on Sunday.
To get the full schedule for the weekend's events and see what other participating merchants are offering, you can go the the NE Broadway website. This year's summer extravaganza is sponsored by Kitchen Kaboodle, Sofa Table Chair, McMenamins on Broadway, Minuteman Press Lloyd Center, Home at Last, Kettleman Bagel Company, Great Wine Buys, Billy Grippo/Windermere Real Estate, Postal Annex, Umpqua Bank, and the Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations.
Did I mention that we just got a new shipment of yummy Theo organic chocolate bars in? Just thought you ought to know.....