Everyone loves to read in coffee shops; a warm cup of coffee or tea and soft jazz piping through the speakers—what’s not to love? The problem is that all the coffee shops tend to close in the afternoon or early evening. When the sun goes down in the city, where’s a book lover to go?
About once a month I visit Third Eye Books, Portland’s only independent, Black-owned bookstore. Located right off Division Street and 33rd Ave in inner SE Portland, this delightful bookstore is tucked away inside an old Portland house.
Let me provide some context for why Portlanders do not want Ngo’s book in a bookstore that prides itself on being a Portland staple and how Powell’s response is not appeasing many residents.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m a huge fan of coffee and a good book. If you’re reading this, you’re probably searching for the perfect new release to go along with that expertly bitter cappuccino or that tantalizing sweet mocha with five pumps of caramel. If you’re tired of your usual read and want to support some wonderful indie publishers, fear not: I’ve compiled a list of four new indie releases for every kind of coffee enthusiast, from the purists to the embellishers.
After launch, the project team was hard at work conducting social media marketing and spreading the word about Faultland. While Suzy was busy visiting multiple podcasts and giving interviews, Ooligan was not quite ready to hand over the full weight of the marketing just yet. We still had one more trick up our sleeve: a Portland scavenger hunt.
Romance is an incredibly expansive genre, so it is not surprising that each author here offers their own unique take on the signature “happily ever after.” This blog features five romance authors who either hail from Oregon or lived here at some point: Lynda Aicher, Maisey Yates, Cindy Hiday, Catherine Anderson, and Elisabeth Naughton. From contemporary to historical, there is a romance book for everyone. Who knows, you may just fall in love with Oregon along the way!