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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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.

Amalie Rush Hill LFPG event Look at our complete events calendar

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.

Carola Dunn Look at our complete events calendar

 

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.

Ellie Alexander Angela Sanders Cindy Brown Garrett Kelly Look at our complete events calendar

 

 

 

The Last Friday Poetry Group Hosts Charles Goodrich

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday January 27th at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

The Last Friday Poetry Group is hosting Charles Goodrich on January 27th at 7pm.  His poems and essays have appeared in Orion, Northwest Review, Willow Springs, The Sun, and Best Essays Northwest among many other publications, and a number of his poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac.” He also co-edited the volume In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens.  He earned his MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University, and he now serves as Director for the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State, a program that hosts writers’ residencies, literary readings, and symposia at the intersection of literature, environmental science, and ethics.   Charles is the author of three volumes of poems, Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, Insects of South Corvallis, and, just out from Silverfish Review Press, A Scripture of Crows, and a collection of essays about nature, parenting, and building their house, The Practice of Home.  This event is free and open to all.  Come join us.

A Scripture of Crows by Charles Goodrich Look at our complete events calendar

 

 

 

New York Times Bestselling Author John Bruning at the Book Bin Bookstore

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When : Saturday December 17th at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

At a time when the current news cycle is bombarded with questions about ‘patriotism’ comes INDESTRUCTIBLE: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII (Hachette Books; October 11, 2016), the against-all-odds WWII tale of American pilot Paul “Pappy” Gunn who stopped at nothing to rescue his family imprisoned in a Japanese war camp and singlehandedly transformed modern warfare along the way. Written by New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian John R. Bruning, INDESTRUCTIBLE—in the vein of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken—tells a wartime story so epic, so “you have to read it to believe it” unbelievable, so alive with action and emotion that it has been optioned for a film by Sony Pictures, the same team that has produced such award-winning, heart wrenching films as Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot.  Come Join us Saturday December 17th at 7pm.  This event is free and open to all.

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The Last Friday Poetry Group Hosts Poet A. Molotkov

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday December 16th at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

The Last Friday Poetry Group is not meeting on the Last Friday due to the holidays.  Instead we are meeting on the 16th of December at 7pm at the Book Bin bookstore.  Our poet will be A. Molotkov.  Born in Russia, A. Molotkov 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.

The Catalog of Broken Things by A Molotkov Look at our complete events calendar

 

 

Wendy Kroger Speaks About the Needs of the Caregiver at the Salem Book Bin

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday December 9th at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

Wendy Mac Ewan Kroger’s love for her younger brother led her on a frightening and difficult journey after he suffered a major stroke. The episode plays out in My Brother’s Keeper: A Caregiver’s Story, from visits to hospitals and care facilities to sharing a home to dealing with a myriad of issues, none
of which was easy. Over the course of several years, Wendy became her brother’s caregiver, advocate, drill sergeant, mother – whatever helped. My Brother’s Keeper shares what she learned in hopes others who are inadvertent caregivers may benefit from the experience: Medical jargon, Medicaid, power of attorney, student loans, unraveling red tape, the IRS, credit unions, business owners, stellar professionals and unbelievable friends.  She learned about herself and lost thirty pounds, but she also discovered a tenacity she didn’t know she had. This is a tale that can help those who must care for others.  Come join us Friday December 9th at 7pm.  This event is free and open to all.
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Nakeia Council-Daniels reads from her New Book at the Corvallis Book Bin

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday December 2nd at 7pm

Where: Corvallis Book Bin

Nakeia Council-Daniels will be reading from her new book, The Best of Us, at the Corvallis Book Bin on Friday December 2nd at 7pm.  The Best of Us is the story of Viola Freeland-Graham and her family who have suffered the abrupt loss of her youngest brother. Confused and bewildered, they try feebly to put the pieces back together but that proves to be harder than they could imagine.  Decades later the wounds haven’t healed. Her parent’s lives were turned upside down. Her siblings are farther apart than ever. Depression from the loss of her brother weighs heavily on her family and their relationships, including her marriage to her high school sweetheart Marcus Graham.  Marcus Graham and his family have dwindled in number to almost nothing. After the death of his parents and abandonment by his eldest brother, he determines to handle life alone. A self-made man, he has a thriving business and the picture-perfect lifestyle. But when Viola discovers his dark secrets the fire is turned up on the burning ship that is their marriage.  Will their love be able to endure the volcano about to erupt in their lives?

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Amalie Hill Reads From Her Work at the Book Bin

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Author Signings | 0 comments

When: Friday December 2nd at 7pm

Where: Salem Book Bin

Local novelist and poet Amalie Hill will be reading from and signing her books at the Salem Book Bin on Friday December 2nd at 7pm.  A writer of science fiction, Amalie has written four books, Ambolaja, Discontinuity, The Shoals of Time, and Z’torr.  Come join us to hear Amalie talk about her writing.  This event is free and open to all.

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