Every year I highlight the Deschutes Public Library‘s 4th of July book sale as a holiday activity (because books!) and always make it a point to stop by after the Pet Parade and fun in the park. However—I don’t know if it’s because July 4 falls on a Monday this year, but the Library’s book… Read More 4th of July Library book sale
This Saturday, February 6, the Deschutes Historical Museum will be hosting a talk and book signing for a new local history book, Legendary Locals of Bend, by Les Joslin. It will start at 1pm and should definitely be of interest to anyone interested in history, local or otherwise. From the press release: Just published by Arcadia… Read More New local history book signing: “Legendary Locals of Bend”
Tomorrow, Saturday the 16th, is the Friends of the Bend Library Winter Book Sale, taking place from 9am to 4pm. Because you can never have enough books! From 9 to 11am, those first two hours are for the members of the Friends of the Bend Library only; from 11 to 4 it’s open to everyone.… Read More Book Sale!
Every third Friday of the month, downtown Redmond hosts a “stroll” in the evening with participating businesses open late and offering special events, refreshments, and music—think Bend’s First Friday Art Walk. It’s their Third Friday Stroll and it takes place from 5 to 8pm. This Friday, September 18, the Third Friday Stroll has the theme… Read More Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll – “Central Oregon Spirits”
Do you like beer? What about books about beer and breweries? Even better—regionally relevant books! This Saturday, May 30, Crux Fermentation Project is hosting myself and Portland-based beer writer Brian Yaeger for a dual signing event for our two books, Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon and Oregon Breweries, from 2 to… Read More Beer Books signing at Crux Fermentation Project, Saturday 5/30
I’ve come across some of these lately, and perhaps you have too: Little Free Libraries. Have you wondered what they are? Wonder no more: “It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full… Read More Little Free Libraries
This weekend I have two book signing events for my book Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, taking place at the excellent Paulina Springs Books locations in Sisters and Redmond. Have you been to Paulina Springs Books (either one)? They have a terrific, wide selection of books, toys and games and more,… Read More “Bend Beer” book signings at Paulina Springs Bookstores