Next Stops: Lake Oswego & The Dalles

I learned to love reading long before I first stepped inside a Bookmobile. Mama taught me the value of story by reading to me most every night.

But it was more than love of great books that made me linger inside that Muskogee County Bookmobile parked on the corner of Lake Forest Trailer Court in Columbus, Georgia.

Air Conditioning. The Bookmobile had AC. Real AC. Sweet. Cold. Freon.

I was always the first one on and the last one off.

I haven’t been inside a Bookmobile in decades. I have my own air conditioning now, not that we really need it, living in Oregon and all. At least we don’t need it the way Georgians need it, which is to say desperately.

So when George Wright invited me to join the Crazy Eights Author Tour, I jumped at the chance. Instead of trucking in books to readers, George got this hair-brained idea of trucking in authors to readers. It has been one of the most delightful tours I’ve been on as an author. I love everything about it. Meeting other authors. Meeting all those wonderful booksellers. And lastly, meeting whole communities of readers. I have made friends all along the way.

Eight authors talking for five minutes each. It was indeed a crazy notion but in that entirely genius way that is all George.

We will be wrapping up the tour this week with stops in Lake Oswego and The Dalles. Come on out. Bring a friend, a wool coat, and your own memories of the Bookmobile to swap.

Graham’s Book & Stationery, November 15

Graham’s Books & Stationery

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Graham’s Book & Stationery

Graham’s Book & Stationery
460 2nd Street, Lake Oswego
November 15, 2012 • 7:00 p.m.

The Crazy 8s Author Tour makes its way to lovely and cozy Lake Oswego for its seventh stop.

A stationery store with surprises! Visit Graham’s Book & Stationery to discover books from nationally known and local authors, the latest in clever games for kids of all ages, office supplies for home, school and business, unique gifts for all occasions and the city’s largest card selection. A committed staff finds creative ways to help customers find the necessary and enjoy the unusual.

—Paul & Teri Graham, Owners of Graham’s Book & Stationery

The Host

Graham’s Book & Stationery
460 2nd St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503.636.5676

Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: Noon – 5pm

Klindt’s Booksellers, November 17

Klindt’s Booksellers

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Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers

The Dalles-Wasco County Library
722 Court Street, The Dalles
November 17, 2012 • 2:00 p.m.

The final stop on the Crazy 8s Author Tour is at Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles, a city with a breathtaking river vista and a grand history.

Klindt’s Booksellers has been selling books, stationery, journals and office supplies since 1870. Located in the scenic town of the The Dalles, along the banks of Oregon’s famous Columbia River, Klindt’s Books is a beacon of the community and is the oldest bookstore in Oregon. We love to support regional authors by hosting them for events and sharing their stories with the members of our community.—Tina Ontiveros, Store Manager; Angela Hanson, Promotions Manager

The Host

Klindt’s Booksellers
315 E. 2nd Street
The Dalles, Oregon
541.296.3355

Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 8Am – 6pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Karen Spears Zacharias

Author. Speaker. Journalism Instructor. Four kids. Three dogs. One grandson.

  • Gloria

    Darn! I wish I could be in Lake O tonight to join you. This looks like a wonderful event. I will be thinking about you!

  • Sharon O

    I might have to try to get there that isn’t far from where I live would love to meet with you.


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