The Wordstock Book Fair takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK Jr) from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11.
Other festival readings and workshops are ongoing, but good luck finding the information you need from the website, which just like last year, is thoroughly irritating (flash, awful navigation but at least they turned off the auto-play music this year!), and difficult to navigate and find pertinent information. I recommend visiting Reading Local Portland for information on the festival; they are doing a much better job relaying information about worthwhile Wordstock related (and non-Wordstock related) events.
The Friends of the Multnomah County Library 36th Annual Fall Used Book Sale 2009, Oregon’s largest used book sale, takes place this weekend at 1625 NE Sandy.
Over 100,000 books, CDs and DVDs, audio and video tapes, and maps and sheet music will be available. Kids’ books and small paperbacks start at $.50, large paperbacks and hardcovers at $1.50. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Multnomah County Library.
Members only Friday, October 9th from 6 to 9pm, but you can sign up at the door (memberships start at $30, $20 for seniors).
The regular hours for the sale are:
- Saturday, October 10, 9am to 6pm
- Sunday, October 11, 11am to 5pm
- Monday, October 12, 9am to 3 pm (50% off Discount Day)