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Monday, August 11, 2008

Locals Love Locals!

Hi Folks! We're happy to announce that Camalli Book Co. just got the Honorable Mention award for Best Bookstore by The Source Weekly! Our friends over at Between the Covers won top prize. We got Best Bookstore by Bend Living, and they got the honorable mention in that one. So, we're sharing awards. We have a great relationship with Between the Covers, and we all just want everyone to SHOP LOCAL! Buy here, buy there ... just buy at a local store! Thanks to everyone for your support over the last year; it's hard to believe we've been open for almost 13 months!

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Thursday, August 14 ... Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and release party celebrating Jonathan Ludwig's first chapbook of poetry and short stories, FALSE STARTS, FRAGMENTS & FALSEHOODS. Ludwig's chapbook is published locally by THROWBACK BOOKS ... you may have seen the article about THROWBACK in the August 9 Bend Bulletin. Ludwig is a member of the 2006 and 2007 Bend Poetry Slam Teams. Either everything in this new chapbook is a lie or the title is--it is tough to tell. The content is difficult to believe: buying bits of a woman's body, making molotov cocktails for our generation out of Hostess Pink Snowballs and chopsticks, late night bottles of booze that have more of a social life than the author. But each becomes difficult to discount after reading these maybe-autobiographical stories. Typed in the font of a classic Oliver No. 5 with its butterfly falling keys, these textured stories will have you rereading each cryptic line to try to find a lie or a truth within it. This is a FREE event, open to all. Guests over 21 can enjoy complimentary wine or beer; those under 21 are welcome to soda or water.

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Thursday, August 21 ... THIRD THURSDAY WORDS in the store at 7:00! This Thursday we're lucky to have in a team of talented local poets: Pete Lovering, John Martin, Judy Montgomery and Ellen Waterston. They will read nothing but short poems (their own and others’), from haiku to limerick to sonnet. Peter is celebrating the publication of a new hand-produced book of haiku, INNERVOICE/OPEN SPACE. John, inspired by a month-long poetry residency at Caldera, will read new work and poems from his chapbook, NICK OF TIME. Ellen will read from her prize-winning chapbook, I AM MADAGASCAR, and give us a taste of work from her soon-to-be-published new book of poems. And Judy, just returned from a poetry getaway, will read some of her new (short!) poems and work from her recent chapbook, PULSE & CONSTELLATION. Join us—and if you'd like, bring a short poem (yours or one of your favorites) to read aloud! This, also, is a FREE event and open to all. Guests over 21 can enjoy complimentary wine or beer; those under 21 are welcome to soda or water.

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