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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Leonide Martin

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Leonide Martin is a retired California State University professor, an award winning author and Maya researcher who lives in Silverton, Oregon. Her latest book, Sak K’uk of Palenque, continues the saga of four Mayan Queens with Sak K’uk, the strong-willed daughter of Yohl Ik’nal, as she faces rebellious nobles and spiritual crisis following a devastating enemy attack.

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Paul Allen Dage

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

Paul Allen Dage is the author of Trout Kill and Trout Run, the first two novels of the Eddy Trout Series. He is a prize-winning fiction writer whose short stories have appeared in a number of publications. A native Oregonian and retired high school English teacher, he lives on the McKenzie River with this artist wife, Debra Meadow.

Robin Cody and Brian Friesen

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Last Friday Poetry Group with Penelope Schott

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Last Friday Poetry Group with Penelope Schott

Penelope Scambly Schott has sold cosmetics at Macy’s Herald Square, made donuts in a cider mill, written texts for career guidance software, bathed people as a home health aide, posed as an artist’s model, and, mostly, impersonated a literature professor. She currently hosts a poetry series called White Dog Poetry Salon. Her verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Recent books include Crow Mercies, winner of the Sarah Lantz Memorial Award from Calyx; Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore, a verse study of prostitution; Lovesong for Dufur, tribute to her small town in Central Oregon; and How I Became an Historian, poems of world and personal history. New in 2017 are Serpent Love: A Mother-Daughter Epic and Bailing the River. Wife, mother, grandmother, and dog person, Penelope lives in Portland and Dufur, Oregon where she teaches an annual poetry workshop.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Marc Waszkiewicz and Lea Jones

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Marc C. Waszkiewicz, a Marine Corps three-combat-tour veteran of the Vietnam war, is creator, director, and co-producer of Vietnam: An Inner View, a four piece multimedia documentary project. This project is a first hand memoir account of life in a battle zone, and 1000 Yard Stare is the print component of that project. Shortly after his arrival in Vietnam, Marc won a 35mm camera in a poker game. Consequently, he amassed over 4000 photographs and hours of 8mm movie footage. Since the beginning of the decade, Marc has been aided by Lea Jones to bring this very personal project to fruition.

This event is free and open to the public.

Marc Waszkiewicz and Lea Jones

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Robin Cody and Brian Friesen

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

Robin Cody is a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and a winner of the Western Writers of America Silver Spur Award for short nonfiction. In 1995, he won the Oregon Book Award for Voyage of a Summer Sun. Ricochet River was selected as one of top 100 literary works produced in Oregon in the last two hundred years. He’ll be joining us with the 25th Anniversary edition of Ricochet River.

Brian Friesen is an author from Portland, Oregon. His novel At the Waterline was published by Ooligan Press in the spring of 2017.

Robin Cody and Brian Friesen

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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.

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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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