April News


Friends Book Room Staff promote Spring Sale on MetroEast Community Media program
Watch staff members Jason Greene and Michael Taylor on Community Hotline talking about our upcoming Book Sale!








Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15, 2017
We like to think that every week is National Library Week because of all the ways libraries enhance our lives and communities. Libraries provide a place where everyone has the access and opportunity to discover new things. In particular, we are inspired to support Multnomah County Library’s mission: Empowering our community to learn and create. While Multnomah County Library does not rely on federal funding, we know many of you will want to voice your support for libraries across Oregon and nationwide for whom this funding is vital. This Thursday, April 13, the American Library Association is launching an annual advocacy effort - learn more here.

Last chance for sale volunteers - sign up now!
We’re still looking for book-loving volunteers for our Spring Used Book Sale, April 21-24. We need your time and talent to make this the best sale yet! If you like the idea of working at a fast pace and helping customers who love buying large quantities of books, volunteer in our Book Depot on Friday night 4/21 from 5:30pm-9pm or on Monday, April 24th, from 11:30am–3pm. Volunteer on Saturday, April 22 from 5:30pm-9pm during our fun and fact-filled Literary Trivia event. A variety of shifts and stations are also still available on other days. Click here to sign up!

Members get in opening night - join or renew today!
Want to be at opening night of the Spring Sale? Be sure to join or renew your Friends membership online or in the Friends Library Store before 5pm on Wednesday, April 19.  Join or renew at the Friends Library Store to save 20% on any other purchases made that day! You will be able to join or renew at the door, but it may take you a bit longer to gain entry, and you won't want to miss a minute of Friday night's best buys and fun!

Surprises abound in Collector's Corner
We think one of the best things about our book sales is never knowing exactly what you'll find. You might come in looking for a particular author or title, stumble across something else that intrigues you, and end up leaving with a stack of unexpected treasures. Did you know the thrill doesn't have to end with books? Visit our Collector's Corner and see what other exciting discoveries lay in store. Besides a tempting selection of unusual and vintage books, you’ll find gift quality, signed, and scarce titles including slip-cased classics; Criterion, Kino and other special DVDs - many new!; "Read the Book/See the Movie" book/movie combos; card sets/games/journals and other non-book items; a huge section on Portland/Oregon/Northwest; especially nice fantasy and science fiction offerings; signed William Stafford, Robert Bly, and even Edna St. Vincent Millay in poetry; choice vinyl records in great condition; CD music boxed sets . . . and more! Collector's Corner is skillfully curated by FOL staff; every item in Collector's Corner comes with a detailed description of condition and history.

Help the Friends and support local artists
The Friends Library Store is delighted to carry the work of local artist Christopher Bibby, whose mission is to create things that convey beauty and happiness. We love his gorgeous use of line and color, and are currently featuring his Portland and Oregon-themed greeting cards, magnets, and prints. You can check out his work online or, even better, drop by the store and buy some for yourself!