Local Author Elizabeth Fournier

Join us for the launch of the newest book from Elizabeth Fournier, The Green Burial Guidebook. Fournier will explain what green burial is, what it looks and feels like, and why you’re hearing more and more about it.

Local Author Marla Bowie

Join us for the launch of I am Evan, a young adult novel from Portland author Marla Bowie. Evan is a survivor. Foster care, bullying, an abusive parent–Evan’s faced it all. But choosing between his autistic sister and his life’s passion is Evan’s biggest challenge ever.

Local Author William L. Alton

Join us for a reading from A Change in the Wind, a new historical fiction novel from William L. Alton.

The Holy Roman Empire has crumbled, but upon its bones Napoleon is building another. But the darkness is deeper than wars and politics, as a new spiritual battle is spreading across the Germanies. The wind is changing, as names of old gods are spoken again, and a secret evil mentioned only in legend is arising, leaving the defense of the world to a handful of simple but brave souls.

Set in Central Europe at the beginning of the 19th century, A Change in the Wind chronicles the spreading darkness and the deeds of those simple people caught in the grip of a fight they cannot win, and often cannot even fathom.

William L. Alton was born November 5, 1969 and started writing in the Eighties while incarcerated in a psychiatric prison. Since then his work has appeared in Main Channel VoicesWorld Audience and Breadcrumb Scabs among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has published several books. One collection of flash fiction, Girls, two collections of poetry titled Heroes of Silence and Heat Washes Through, a memoir titled My Name is Bill and a novel that came out in 2015 titled Flesh and Bone. He earned both his BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Local Author Patsy Hand


Join us for a reading from Lost Dogs of Rome by Patsy Hand.

International art courier Francesca Baltimore is beaten and robbed of a case holding Victorian jewelry in Heathrow. As she heals, she is desperate to regain the trust of her old clients, when she is offered a job with more dangerous ramifications than any she has ever attempted: She has five days to rescue an idealistic boy who fled to Rome and is trapped in a battle between a radical animal rights group and a brutal Italian businessman with a history of illegal activity. The 15-year-old boy is her grandson, Will, who doesn’t know she exists. For the first time, Francesca has no confidence in her ability, particularly when lives are at stake. The rescue becomes complicated by her son’s anger and her encounter with a wayward priest fighting his own struggle for retribution. She soon discovers that Will, somewhat like her younger self, has no intention of leaving before the fight begins.

Local Author Deni Starr

Join us for the launch of Sucker Punched, the newest Boxer Mystery from Deni Starr.

Cindy investigates what appears to be an open and shut case of a violent husband killing his wife, but odd facts point to the client being framed. Since the client is a retired professional boxer, Sean looks into his past to see if there is any motive.

Local Author Nathaniel Barber

Join us for a reading of Luck Favors the Prepared, a collection of short personal stories and essays from Nathaniel Barber.

“In his first collection of short stories, Nathaniel Barber allows a peek inside the life observant. Luck Favors the Prepared is a straightforward read, shifting from remote and comic documentary to lived-in memoir, dreamily recalling the absurd choreography of divorce, landlordship, role playing video games, misguided activism, customer service and sudden, unexpected wardrobe failures.”

Local Author Jason Brick

Local author Jason Brick will be reading from his book, Wrestling Demons.

Varsity wrestler Connor Morgan and his mother moved to Portland, Oregon to get away from his drug-addicted father, but they didn’t move away from trouble. At his new high school, three heavyweight wrestlers chase him through the halls. He runs away, in his underwear, past the girl he likes, into the January cold.
Then something weird happens.
The next thing Connor knows, he is fighting for his life against supernatural evil with the help of new friends as he learns the powers and dangers of his new destiny. The stakes rise as he discovers a powerful enemy bent on destroying more than just his high school. Ultimately, he must embrace his role in an ancient fight if he wants to save the day.
And he still has to get good grades and a date for the prom.

With this reading you’ll be supporting a local author, local bookshop, and a local publisher (Not a Pipe)!

Book Launch – Local Author Margaret Pinard

Join us in celebrating the launch of The Grasping Root, book two in the Remnants series by Margaret Pinard! The series, set in 19th century Scotland, follows the McLean family through war, peace, and the uncertainty of an industrialized future. The launch will include door prizes, gift cards, alcohol, and a smashing good time!

Local Author Mollie Hunt

Get a cozy mystery just in time for winter! Join us in celebrating the launch of Cat Call, the fourth book in local author Mollie Hunt’s Crazy Cat Lady mystery series. There will be a reading, Q&A, and book signing–plus cat-print cupcakes.

Local Authors Debby Dodds and Linda Atwell

We will hear from both Debby Dodds (Amish Guys Don’t Call) and Linda Atwell (Loving Lindsey). They’ll each read a bit from their newly released books, and then we’ll have a discussion about mother/daughter relationships, so bring your angst!