$60-$100: Read Independent Bundle (promotion ended)
by Ruby McConnell Author, Kaycee Eckhardt Author, Jackie Shannon Hollis Author, Rob Roberge Author, Dina Nayeri Author, Maia Kobabe Author, Jeff Alworth Author, Mohamed Asem Author and Super Pack! Author
From September 1-30, 2020, support Portland's small-to-medium-sized independent book publishers and fall in love with reading all over again with this bundle of beautifully-written creative nonfiction books that open the door to a wide and remarkable world.
Even though people are reading more than ever during the pandemic, many independent presses are struggling. Eight very different Portland-based publishers have teamed up to offer these books at a great discount. Read something new, and discover your new favorite publisher while you're at it!
- Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life by Ruby McConnell is a lyrical, scientific memoir of nature and the aftermath of disaster, published by colorful, art-forward nonfiction-oriented Overcup Press
- Katrina’s Sandcastles: New Hope from the Ruins of New Orleans Schools by Kaycee Eckhardt is a teaching memoir offered by scrappy, self-empowerment focused midlist press Microcosm Publishing
- This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story by Jackie Shannon Hollis, an affirming memoir of the choice not to have kids, is the first nonfiction offering from the joyously literary Forest Avenue Press
- Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge is a wild ride through a rocker's disintegrating memory, from groundbreaking, risktaking, 30-years-strong small press Future Tense Books
- The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri explores what it's like to be a refugee vs popular misconceptions, brought to us by Catapult, publisher of award-winning books that celebrate life and facilitate empathy
- Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary and asexual coming out memoir in graphic novel form, offered by the comics visionaries at Oni Press
- The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland’s Craft Beer Revolution by Jeff Alworth is the story of a local business institution from Portland State University's Ooligan Press
- Stranger in the Pen by Mohamed Asem explores with quiet brilliance the toll of racial profiling, grief, and connections with home and family, from the small and mighty megaphone for personal stories, Perfect Day Publishing
For the month of September, you can pick up all eight books for $100, or try four that we choose for you for $60. We can mail your books to you, or, in the Portland area, choose "pickup" shipping for contactless pickup at our North Williams storefront. (If you choose the pick-up option, please wait until you get a confirmation email to come pick up your books! We are experiencing some supply chain interruptions, and along with the popularity of this bundle that's resulted in some delays.)
Note: Due to the popularity of this bundle, shipping and pickups may be delayed for a few days while we restock! Thank you for your patience.
Read about this bundle in the Oregonian.
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