The Corvallis Book Bin was opened by Bob and Maria Baird in 1983. Naomi and Obadiah were two and three years old. The four Bairds plus Obadiah's wife Kat continue to run The Book Bin 40 years later.
The Book Bin is and has always been committed to Corvallis, to Salem, and to thriving Oregon downtowns.
To celebrate turning 40, The Book Bin will be partnering with community nonprofits. On a set day each month, 20% of sales (in-store, over the phone, and on bookbin.com) will be donated to our partnering organization.
Jackson Street Youth Services - Sunday 5/28/23
Jackson Street Youth Services offers youth a safe place to live and resources to work through crises and towards a brighter, more stable future. Founded to fill a gap in housing for homeless youth, we now serve youth throughout Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. We rely on donations and partnerships. Together, we will end youth homelessness.
Downtown Salem Pride - Partnership on Sunday 6/11/23
Pride March and Downtown Salem Pride are on June 17th. Come say hi at our booth!
Schedule of Events on June 17th*:
10 AM - March from the Capitol
11 AM - Yoga Downtown
12 PM - Downtown Official Kickoff
12:30 PM - Entertainment
1:45 PM - Open Stage (Sign Ups open soon)
2:30 PM - Audience Participation
3:00 PM - Dance Party
3:30 PM - Entertainment
6:00 PM - Close the night out with another Dance Party
*Schedule subject to change
This event is hosted by individual organizers from downtown with support from Capital Pride and the Salem Main Street Association.
Whiteside Theatre Foundation - Sunday 7/16/23
The Whiteside Theatre Foundation supports a multi-purpose entertainment and events venue in the historic Whiteside Theatre that enhances the economic vitality and cultural diversity of downtown Corvallis for the benefit of the entire community.
Pentacle Theatre - Sunday 8/13/23
Pentacle is presenting The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon from August 11th to September 2nd.
Pentacle Theatre is Salem's premier community theatre, offering quality theatre in an intimate setting. Pentacle is located in a rustic, cozy and comfortable playhouse, nestled in a stand of rare Oregon oaks backed by Douglas Fir trees. The directors, cast and crew delight in presenting audiences with entertaining and innovative seasons of top-quality productions in an all-embracing range of theatrical styles.
Oregon Humane Society of Salem - Sunday 9/10/23
Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, Oregon Humane Society is one of the oldest and most respected animal welfare organization in the United States.
With campuses in Portland and Salem, we are working toward our vision of a world where all animals are treated with compassion, kindness, and respect.