Broadway Books celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday, promising visitors a new custom-made Broadway Books jigsaw puzzle, a photo book, cupcakes, contests, “a very special sale” and more.
Owners Sally McPherson (left, above) and Kim Bissell also wrote in their newsletter that anyone wearing a Broadway Books T-shirt or hoodie into the Northeast Portland store today “will be eligible for a special bonus!”
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Broadway Books is at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.
Here are more literary events for March 14-20.
Chef and TikToker Coinneach MacLeod presents his new cookbook, “The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands.” 3 pm May 14, Barnes & Noble, Lloyd Center, Portland.
Oregon poets John L. Miller and Nathan Fryback and poet Tara L. Carnes give a reading. 4 pm May 14, via The Poetry Box. Join here.
Oregon authors Steve Forrester, Jane Kirkpatrick and Greg Nokes present their book “Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter.” 2 pm May 15, Lakeside Center of the Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave SE, Albany. (Read about the book.)
Filmmaker Charles Chavis Jr. will screen his film about a lynching, “Hidden in Full View: Out of the Archive, Racist Plans Are Laid Bare,” and discuss his book “The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State, ”At two events: 5:30 pm May 16, Ecotrust Building, 721 NW Ninth Ave., Portland, and 6:30 pm May 17, University of Oregon, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Room 180. A virtual version of the screening and book presentation will start at noon May 17; register here.
Children’s author and illustrator Nikki McClure presents her new picture book, “Old Wood Boat.” 11 am May 17, via Green Bean Books. Watch here.
Author Christopher Moore presents his new novel, “Razzmatazz.” 7 pm May 17, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.
Author Putsata Reang discusses her new memoir, “Ma and Me,” with Portland author Omar El Akkad. 7 pm May 17, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
Author Daniel James Brown discusses his gripping historical narrative “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II” with Tom Ikeda, former executive director of the Seattle nonprofit Densho. 5 pm May 18, via Powell’s Books. Register here.
Portland author Shawn Levy presents his latest pop culture book, “In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy.” 6:30 pm May 18, Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland; masks requested. (Levy is The Oregonian’s former film critic.)
Author Angela Garbes discusses her book “Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change” with Portland author Lydia Kiesling. 7 pm May 18, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
Author Gabriela Alemán discusses her story collection “Family Album” with the author Rodrigo Fuentes. 5 pm May 19, via Powell’s Books. Register here.
New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns discuss their book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. 6 pm May 19, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
Oregon author Miriam Forster presents her middle grade science book “Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History.” 7 pm May 19, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.
Eugene author Lauren Kessler will present her latest book, “Free: Two Years, Six Lives, and the Long Journey Home,” at three upcoming appearances: 7 pm May 19, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene; 11:30 am May 22, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene; 7 pm June 9, Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., Dallas. (Read a Q&A with the author.)
The Clatskanie Arts Commission and the Clatskanie Library present the Raymond Carver Writing Festivalcelebrating Carver’s connections to Clatskanie, where he was born on May 25, 1938. Events include a reception featuring Peninsula College English instructor Michael Mills at 6 pm May 20, a discussion of Carver’s poetry and prose by Scappoose poet Elaine Nussbaum at 11:15 am May 21 and a walking tour at 3 pm May 21; find a full schedule here.
Author Adrian McKinty presents his thriller “The Island.” 7 pm May 20, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.
Poet Susan Rich discusses her new book, “Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New & Selected Poems,” with Oregon poet John Sibley Williams. 7 pm May 20, Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St., Portland.
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