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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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.

This event is free and open to all.

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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.

This event is free and open to all.

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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.

This event is free and open to all.

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Science-Fiction/Horror Writer John Shirley at The Book Bin

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday March 3rd at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

On Friday March 3rd at 7pm, John Shirley will be signing his newest book at the Salem Book Bin. John Shirley is the author of numerous books and many, many short stories. He’s the recipient of the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards, among others. In his latest collection, Lovecraft Alive!, Shirley pays tribute to the titan of weird fiction with a series of imaginative elaborations upon Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Please join us to hear John speak. This event is free and open to all.

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The Last Friday Poetry Group Hosts Amalie Rush Hill

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in All Blog Posts | 0 comments

When: Friday February 24th at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

Amalie Rush Hill is a Salem writer and is the author of the Ambolaja speculative fiction series. She is currently at work on three volumes of poetry as well as the latest Ambolaja volume.

This event is free and open to all.

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Mystery Writer Carola Dunn at the Salem Book Bin

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

When: Saturday February 4th at 2pm

Where:Salem Book Bin

On Saturday February 4th at 2pm Carola Dunn will be signing her newest books at the Salem Book Bin.  Carola Dunn is  the author of around 60 books including 22 mysteries in the famous Daisy Dalrymple series, set in England in the 1920s, and 4 Cornish mysteries, set around 1970.  She transports us to the fascinating 20s and 70s, where great changes in society make ample reasons for murder.  Come join us to hear Carola speak.  This event is free and open to all.

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Four Mystery Writers at the Book Bin

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When:  Tuesday January 31st at 7pm

Where:  Salem Book Bin

The Salem Book Bin is having a Mysteryfest.  Four mystery writers will be at the Salem Book Bin on Tuesday January 31st at 7pm.  Ellie Alexander, Angela Sanders, Cindy Brown, and, Kelly Garrett will all be coming to read from their work, and talking about the mysteries of mystery writing.  This event is free and open to all.  Come join us.

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