Book Bin Reading Challenge 2016

Were happy to announce the Book Bin Reading Challenge 2016! Challenge yourself to read more, find new writers and subjects to enjoy. And earn prizes, too!

Interested? Come by the Book Bin, ask for a challenge form and get started, or print a challenge form out at home and start reading!

The first raffle drawing will be April 30 on National Independent Bookstore Day, and any book you’ve read so far this year may be applied toward the challenge.

There are two challenge forms: one for adults and young adults, and one for readers of picture and chapter books. More instructions are on the challenge form, and if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Last Friday Poetry Group Presents Charles Castle

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Charles R. Castle, Jr was born in Maine in 1951 and has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1978. His heart is in Oregon. His roots are deep in colonial New England. He worked 27 years in healthcare education and public affairs, with a few years spent in the building trades. He was published as a young writer in Hanging Loose. He returned to poetry and prose writing after retiring in 2015, publishing three books of poems; Living with Patriarchs and the Twelve Poems of Goodwin Hatch, A Season’s Second Coming, and A Good-night in America. His work is included in Poems on Poetry and Poets 2016 anthology and Oregon Poetry Association’s 2017 Verseweavers anthology. Don’t forget to bring your own poetry to read!

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Truman Price

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Truman Price at Book Bin Salem

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Truman Price has played oldtime fiddle for over 50 years. He has played in many styles but is known for his Appalachian fiddle, learned when living in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia. He added a few Scandinavian tunes when living in Northern Minnesota. Study of Pa Ingalls’s repertoire (Little House on the Prairie) led to development of an Oregon Trail program, which he has given on over a hundred occasions for the Oregon Historical Society and other groups; he has also taught traditional old-time dances to 14,000 students in Oregon. Meanwhile he and his wife Suzanne, an elementary teacher, raised five children. He plays every year for the traditional danzas done in honor of La Senora de Guadelupe by the Mexican community of Independence, and performs in the Northwest. Canora: Notes from an Old-Time Fiddler is his first book-length work.

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Ashley Dioses / Adam Boliver / Audient Void #4 Release

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It’s a celebration of the weird! Ashley Dioses and Adam Bolivar celebrating the release of their respective books of poetry. We’ll also be celebrating the release of Salem’s own journal of weird poetry and fiction, The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. Please join us for a night of eerie fun!

Ashley Dioses / Adam Boliver / Audient Void #4

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Last Friday Poetry Group Presents Stephanie Lenox

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Stephanie Lenox is the author of The Business, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Congress of Strange People. She is co-author of Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic. She lives in Salem, Oregon, where she writes and teaches. This event is free and open to all. Don’t forget to bring your own poetry to read!

Last Friday Poetry Group featuring Stephanie Lenox

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Last Friday Poetry Group presents A. Molotkov

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Our poet this month will be A. Molotkov. Born in Russia, he moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. Published by Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Cincinnati Review, Tampa Review, Raleigh Review, Cider Press Review, Pif, 2 River and elsewhere, Molotkov is the winner of several short fiction and poetry contests and a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Molotkov’s translation of a Chekhov story was included by Knopf in their Everyman Series. He plays the Armenian duduk and is better at tennis than most other Portland writers. This event is free and open to all. Don’t forget to bring your poetry to read!

Last Friday Poetry Group featuring A. Molotkov

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Emily Lloyd-Jones

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Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. She now splits her time between writing and working at a bookstore. Emily’s latest book is Hearts We Sold. When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil–her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life–she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined.

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Stephen Holgate

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A native Oregonian and current Portland resident, Stephen Holgate served for four years as a diplomat with the American Embassy in Morocco. His first novel, Tangier, tells two parallel stories: one, a mystery, and the other a spy story set fifty years apart and told in a series of alternating sections. Ultimately, Tangier is the story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal and, finally, the lengths we’ll go to for redemption.

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Rodney Alexander

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

 

Rev. Rodney Alexander holds a PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Sedona. He is the founder, minister and director of Transform and Transcend. Loss of Center, Loss of Soul is a critique of the global spiritual community. It also offers a way for that community to recover and reclaim its fundamental center. Rev. Alexander lives in Salem.

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David Lay and The Great American Solar Eclipse

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

The Book Bin’s own David Lay will be talking about August’s total solar eclipse. We’ll also have books on the subject and hope to have eclipse viewing glasses on hand for purchase as well. Here’s a little bit about David: Aristotle tells us that philosophy begins with wonder and David Lay has been following that wonder for most of his life. While working on trying figure out the workings of the interior of stars, in pursuit of a degree in physics, he took small groups of people out to see such planetary objects as Haley’s comet. While finishing his degree he, by chance, walked into a philosophy department one day and found a different way to pursue wonder by teaching philosophy at Oregon State University and other places.

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Last Friday Poetry Group presents John Williams

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

John Sibley Williams is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently Disinheritance. He has been nominated seven times for a Pushcart Award, and has won various other awards including the Philip Booth Poetry Prize and the American Literary Review Poetry Contest. Currently John works as Marketing Director of Inkwater Press and as a freelance literary agent and publicist, representing poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

John Williams

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