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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Hannah Dennison

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

While working as a flight attendant, Hannah Dennison had a chance to talk to Steven Spielberg. He asked her if she had any dreams. She had always wanted to be a writer. He told her if she was really serious about writing, then she must act on it and not just talk about it and let life drift on by. From there she determined to do just that. She moved to Los Angeles worked for various film studios and learned her craft. Out of all of this comes her Honeychurch Hall series of mysteries. She will join us to discuss her newest mystery, Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

Hannah Dennison

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The Audient Void #3 Release

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

This event caps off the day-long celebration for Independent Bookstore Day. Salem’s own journal of weird fiction and poetry is going strong with the release of its third issue! Here’s your chance to meet with contributors Adam Bolivar, Sarah Walker, and David Barker, as well as publisher Obadiah Baird. There will be readings, a Q&A, and signing. There might even be a puppet show! Join us, if you dare…

This event is free and open to the public.

Audient Void #3 Release

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Independent Bookstore Day at The Salem Book Bin

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in All Blog Posts | 0 comments

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. In addition to exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day there will also be authors, live music, scavenger hunts, kids events, crafts, readings, contests, and other fun stuff. This event will run all day, so bring your family and help us celebrate! A full list of events is available on our Facebook page. This event is free and open to all.

Independent Bookstore Day

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Last Friday Poetry Group featuring Dennis Wiegal

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

Friday, April 28 at 7pm

The Last Friday Poetry Group is pleased to host Dennis Wiegal. Dennis hails from Chicago where he worked as a clinical psychologist before migrating with his wife to Oregon forty years ago to raise a family. He is a published songwriter as as well as a lifelong writer of poetry. Dennis has had two books of poetry recently published: Progeny in 2015 and a Life in the Trenches in 2016. He resides in Salem, Oregon with Christine, his wife of 46 years, and enjoys watching his three beautiful and inspirational granddaughters as they work at figuring out this wonderful and often wild thing called life.

Last Friday Poetry Group

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Kelly WIlliams Brown at The Governor’s Cup

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

The Book Bin is pleased to partner with The Governor’s Cup to host Kelly Williams Brown and her newest book, Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength. Kelly is well known here in Salem; a transplant from Louisiana, she was a popular reporter at The Statesman Journal. She’s also the author of the popular Adulting. She’s an engaging and dynamic speaker, and this should be an unforgettable evening. As a bonus, the Gov Cup will be serving their full compliment of coffee drinks and cocktails for purchase during the event!

This event is free and open to all.

Please note that this event takes place at The Governor’s Cup, 471 Court St. NE, Salem.

Kelly Williams Brown

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Tom Mann at The Salem Book Bin

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Friday, April 14, 7pm

Tom Mann has been a newspaper editor, a soldier, political consultant, business owner, and senior executive. On paper, he looks like a huge success. One would never imagine the dysfunction that consumed him for much of his life. Do You Want to Be Healed? describes the path Tom walked to find healing. He hopes his book will help others find a similar path.

This event is free and open to all.

Tom Mann

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Oregon Reads Aloud

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

This year, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) celebrates 25 years of providing reading support and books to Oregon children. That’s a milestone worth celebrating! Since 1992, SMART has connected more than 118,000 community volunteers with over 188,000 students across Oregon for one-on-one reading support, and given children 2.4 million books to take home and keep. The book, Oregon Reads Aloud is a compilation of 25 read-aloud stories written and illustrated by Oregon authors and illustrators. Both the campaign and book aim to bring attention to the importance of reading engagement and motivation in a child’s literacy development, and to SMART’s work inspiring lifelong readers and learners. We’re lucky to be joined by contributors Heidi Schutz and Gina Ochsner, among others.

This event is free and open to all.

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Last Friday Poetry Group hosts Tim Mayo

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday MArch 31st at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

Tim Mayo holds an ALB, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars. His poems and reviews have appeared in a numerous magazines and websites. Tim is a six-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a two-time finalist for the Paumanok Award. He is also the recipient of two Vermont Artists & Writers Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center. He lives in Brattleboro, VT, where he was a founding organizer and member of the Brattleboro Literary Festival.

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The Book Bin Welcomes Naturalist and Artist Mark Hallett

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Naturalist Mark Hallett’s art and writing have appeared in Life, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. He has created dinosaur art and models for Walt Disney and Universal Studios.

His new book combines majestic artwork and the best of paleontological research to resurrect the lives of sauropods. The Sauropod Dinosaurs shows these amazing creatures raised and defended their young, traveled in groups, and interacted with a rich diversity of Mesozoic plants and animals. This book is for anyone with a passion for dinosaurs or prehistoric life.

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The Book Bin Welcomes Novelist Zoey Leigh Peterson

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in All Blog Posts, Author Signings | 0 comments

Zoey Leigh Peterson was born in England, grew up all over the United States, and now lives in Canada. Her fiction has appeared in The Walrus, EVENT, Grain, PRISM international, and has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories and Best Canadian Stories. She is the recipient of the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction (The Malahat Review) and the Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award (The New Quarterly). Next Year, For Sure, is her first novel.

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