Strong Girls, Strong Women, Strong Readers

Celebrate back to school with this event for strong girls, strong women, and strong readers! We’ll have local authors who write strong female characters for girls and women, leaves to color to make our tree ready for fall, a scavenger hunt, and more! Local author Cindy Brown will interview Suzy Vitello (12p), Kate Ristau (1p), and Sally Stember (2p), and lead the discussions in our courtyard.


Rock Your Reading with Local Author Cindy Brown

One of the most important ways for authors to sell their books is by connecting to readers at a reading. Many authors struggle with the reading portion of the writing project that is their book. Local author Cindy Brown (author of the Ivy Meadow mystery series) has this talent down to an art, and she wants to help authors who have more trouble with this aspect, and increase your sales. This workshop will include on the spot feedback for select authors. Email elisa@anotherreadthrough for more information or to sign up.


Mystery Book Group – Oct

It’s our local author month and I’m so excited to have Cindy Brown to discuss the first book in her Ivy Meadows series, Macdeath. We will briefly discuss it amongst ourselves, starting at 7, and Cindy will join us at 7:30 to answer questions we have and tell us all of her (and Ivy’s) secrets. We meet the third Tuesday of every month to discuss mysteries/thrillers, and have local authors join us every quarter or so. Join us!


Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Today is the day that authors around the country help us celebrate the reality that is independent book selling. Authors will be visiting bookstores to talk with customers, make reading recommendations, and sign their books (if wanted). Authors are readers, too, and this is their chance to get people excited about what they’re reading, or some of their old favorites. And we’ve got quite a lineup for you!

The parade of authors visiting us today:

11-1: Courtney Pierce, Margaret Pinard, and Jeannie Burt

12:30-2:30: Nancy Slavin

1-3: Linda Vogt

2-4: Cindy Brown and Lisa Alber

3-5: Anne Hendren

4-5: Tracy Manaster and Alexis Smith

Spooky Mystery Panel With Local Authors Cindy Brown, Christine Finlayson, Jeanette Hubbard, Jean Sheldon, and Christina Weaver

It’s Halloween month, so we’ve got a panel of local authors who write mysteries for you! We’re going to hear from Cindy Brown, whose new book The Sound of Murder will just be out, and from Christine Finlayson (Tip of a Bone), Jean Sheldon (Puzzled By the Clues), Jeanette Hubbard (Secrets Lies and Champagne Highs), and Christina Weaver (The Vanishing of Katherine Sullivan). Each author will share some of her book, and we’ll have time for a Q&A and signing/mingling afterwards. Help keep Portland’s writing scene spooky!


Local Author Cindy Brown

Join local author Cindy Brown and her friends from Portland Actors Ensemble and Oregon Fencing Alliance in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday. We’ll hear a reading from Cindy’s book, Macdeath, as well as see a short performance from Macbeth (courtesy of Portland Actors Ensemble) and witness a sword fight (thanks to Oregon Fencing Alliance). Participate in the Shakespeare reading afterwards for a chance to win a free copy of Macdeath and a tshirt from PAE!