Friday, October 7, 2011

Celebrating 3 Publishers with 30% Off!!

How lucky are we? Sometimes living in Portland feels like winning the lottery (although I wouldn't turn down REAL lottery dollars, if they came knocking). We enjoy gorgeous scenery, friendly people, a large and varied arts community, plenty of delicious food and drink, a world-class transit system (unless you have a cranky baby), a local economy that includes many independent businesses, a thriving outdoor lifestyle -- the list of treasures to be grateful for is endless.

We are also exceptionally blessed in the literary department, with a wealth of accomplished, thought-provoking authors and a spirited, knowledgeable literary community that includes author readings at bookstores, Wordstock -- a fabulous annual literary festival that just happens to be this weekend and is chock-a-block full of wonderful authors from near and far, the Portland Arts and Lectures series (and many more programs of Literary Arts), and lots more. We are especially blessed with a wide array of world-class publishers located in the region. This month we are celebrating three of those publishers with a special promotion, offering 30% off their books through the month of October*.

Hawthorne Books and Literary Arts, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, focuses on literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, promoting emerging writers, cultivating notable literary figures, and presenting international voices as well.Their authors include Scott Nadelson, Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Poe Ballantine, David Rocklin, Tom Spanbauer, and Peter Fogtdal. Publisher Rhonda Hughes lives in Irvington, where she grows heirloom tomatoes in the back yard of Hawthorne’s headquarters. 

Corvallis-based publisher Oregon State University Press, founded in 1961, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The press’s mission is to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and social development of Oregon and the West. They strive to publish books that contain ideas and information that otherwise might not find a forum: books that are recognized for their superior scholarship and creativity. OSU authors include Robin Cody, Barbara Roberts (who will be reading from her new memoir here on November 1), Avel Louise Gordly, Brian Doyle (another great FOBB - "friend of Broadway Books" - who will read here from his new collection of short stories on November 3), Gregory Nokes, Don Berry, Evelyn Searle Hess, Ellen Waterston, Stewart Holbrook, and William Stafford.

TinHouse Books, an offshoot of Tin House magazine, is based in Portland and in Brooklyn. Spearheaded by Irvington resident Lee Montgomery, this publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction books issues about a dozen titles a year, and its authors have garnered attention from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and O, the Oprah magazine. Tin House authors include Scott Sparling, Sarahlee Lawrence, Bernard DeVoto, Harriet Fasenfast, Jim Krusoe, and Katie Arnold-Ratliff.

We hope you will join us this month in celebrating these three publishers and take advantage of our month-long 30% off promotion of their titles. You’ll find their books on display in our window (thanks to Kate, our magical window fairy) and in our store. These three publishers have produced oodles of wonderful books over the years -- more than will fit in the window and store displays -- so you will also find their books throughout the store. Aren't we lucky?!?!

*Just because there always has to be fine print: no pink card punch for these purchases; cannot be combined with other discounts.

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