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Monday, November 22, 2010

Camalli Book Club Discussion Dec. 2

Join us at 6:30 on December 2 for an open discussion about The Saga of Gösta Berling. The Camalli Book Clubs are open to all and provide a great opportunity to meet new book lovers and to discuss the craft of writing and storytelling. This general book club meets the first Thursday of every month. This book is available at the store for 15% until December 2.

The Saga of Gösta Berling was Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf's first novel, published in 1891. The novel is a notable and still much read example of the 1890s wave of Swedish Neo-romanticism. Using wolves, snow, supernatural elements and eccentric upper-class characters to project an exotic image of 1820s Värmland, the novel can be compared to magic realism. The novel is set in Värmland, Sweden---the author's birthplace---between 1820 and 1830. The first sentence, "Finally, the vicar was in the pulpit," is one of the more famous in Swedish literature.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ursula K. Le Guin & Roger Dorband at Camalli Book Co.

Author Ursula K. Le Guin and photographer Roger Dorband will join us at Camalli Book Company on Friday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. as they present their new book Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country.

Featuring 26 poems and 23 pen-and-ink drawings by Ursula K. Le Guin and 59 color photographs by Roger Dorband, Out Here draws its inspiration from the Steens Mountain region of the high-desert country of southeast Oregon, known for its elemental landscape, austere beauty, and immense spaces.t

Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Clubs!

Author Saralee Lawrence at Camalli on October 12

Join us on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 when Saralee Lawrence joins us at Camalli to discuss her new book, River House: A Memoir.

An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is the story of a young woman returning to her family's ranch and building a log house with the help of her father. An avid river rafter, Sarahlee Lawrence grew up right here in Central Oregon (Terrebonne) and, by the age of twenty-one, had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream led her back to the place she least expected---her dusty beginnings and her family's home.

River House is a beautiful story about a daughter's return and her relationship with her father, who she enlists to help brave the cold winter and build a log house by hand. Together, they work through the harsh winter, father helping daughter every step of the way.

Sarahlee Lawrence was born and raised on her family ranch in Terrebonne. After a decade spent studying, traveling, river rafting, and earning her MS in Environmental Science and Writing from the University of Montana, she returned to the ranch, where she owns and operates an organic vegetable farm.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ellen Waterston at Camalli 9/29!

Ellen Waterston, author and founder of The Nature of Words, will be at Camalli Book Company on Wedesday, September 29, to read from and discuss her new book Where the Crooked River Rises: A High Desert Home. Please join us!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Join Any of Our Book Clubs ... Open to All

Stuff to Win ... Stuff to Buy!

Pilot Butte 6 has given us FIVE PAIRS of tickets to The Girl Who Played with Fire, and we're giving those away to our customers. Stop by the store anytime before August 19 to enter to win a pair.

We're also giving away a complimentary Advance Reader Copy of Sara Gruen's upcoming book Ape House. Gruen's bestselling Water for Elephants was a huge hit with out customers. Now you can be one of the first people to read her new book! Enter at the store any time before August 22.

Finally, Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay is released on August 24. This is the third installment in her hugely successful Hunger Games series. Call or stop by the store to pre-order your copy. And if you're interested in a midnight release for the book just let us know ... if enough people show interest we might have a party.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. ... Discover Oregon!

Oregon offers wilderness and wine country, quirky cultural scenes, the heritage of many Native American peoples, and the Oregon Trail. Explore lodgings for all budgets, dining options, and attractions old and new with OREGON: AN EXPLORER'S GUIDE. Author Denise Fainberg will join us to discuss some of the areas you may want to discover for yourself this summer.

As always, this is a FREE event, so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this great state in which so many of us live.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 30, at Camalli: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism

Join us Friday, April 30, when author Eileen Garvin visits Camalli Book Company at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her her new memoir, How to be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism.

Eileen Garvin's older sister, Margaret, was diagnosed with severe autism at age three. Growing up alongside Margaret wasn't easy: Eileen often found herself in situations that were simultaneously awkward, hilarious, and heartbreaking. For example, losing a blue plastic hairbrush could leave Margaret inconsolable for hours, and a quiet Sunday Mass might provoke an outburst of laughter, swearing, or dancing.

How to be a Sister begins when Eileen, after several years in New Mexico, has just moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up. Being 1,600 miles away had allowed Eileen to avoid the question that has dogged her since birth: What is she going to do about Margaret? Now, Eileen must grapple with this question once again as she tentatively tries to reconnect with Margaret. How can she have a relationship with someone who can't drive, send email, or telephone? What role will Eileen play in Margaret's life as their parents age, and after they die? Will she remain in Margaret's life, or walk away?

A deeply felt, impeccably written memoir, How to be a Sister will speak to siblings, parents, friends, and teachers of people with autism — and to anyone who sometimes struggles to connect with someone difficult or different.

Author Eileen Garvin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. The youngest of five children, she has always been close to her sister Margaret. She completed her B.A. in English at Seattle University, and her M.A. in English at the University of New Mexico. She writes for newspapers, magazines, and Web sites from Hood River, Oregon, where she lives with her husband.

Join us Wednesday, 4/28, 5:00 - 7:00

Join us tonight, April 28, as we get ready to celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Come by the store between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and we'll help you create an illustrated poem. The poem can be an original of yours, or it can be copied from one of the many book we have on hand. Put your poem to paper, get some tips on illustrating it from zine artist Rachel Lee-Carman, and then we'll make a photo copy for you. The idea: on April 29 you'll have a poem to put in a pocket!

National Poem in Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each year since 2002.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Three Writers Rock Camalli Book Co. Thursday Night!

Come out to listen to Will Akin, Suzanne Burns and Tony Topoleski WOW the audience with their mad writing skills this Thursday (April 22) at 7:00 p.m.

Suzanne will be reading from her newly released poetry chapbook, The Widow, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Tony will read the kind of poems that make Auden just a tad bit jealous.

Will will be reading hybrid prose. If you don't know what that means, then you have to come listen. It is beautiful.

And Camalli will provide complimentary refreshments ... and there's even talk of Suzanne baking cupcakes! Literature and cupcakes? Who can pass this up?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tuesday Night, 3/23, at Camalli ...

Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m., author Dianne Crampton discusses her new book, TIGERS AMONG US: WINNING BUSINESS TEAM CULTURES AND WHY THEY THRIVE. Crampton takes complex business team culture theories and makes them simple and easy to implement ... from how companies like Zappos.com and Dos Gringos thrive even in down economies to how you can improve your team's performance and inspire them to treat your company with care and commitment.

Dianne Crampton is one of North America’s leading experts on corporate team culture and is a sought-after executive leadership coach, business consultant, speaker and author.

Crampton is the founder and president of TIGERS Success Series, Inc., a trademarked team culture process that stands for Trust, Interdependence, Genuineness, Empathy, Risk and Success. In her many years of comprehensive research, Crampton discovered that these six values are necessary for building ethical, quality-focused, productive, motivated and enthusiastic groups of people.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonight at 6:30: Author Gregory Nokes

Join us at 6:30 tonight, February 24, when author Gregory Nokes discusses his book Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon.

In 1887, more than thirty Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold, the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime—one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West—unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of rustlers and schoolboys, one only fifteen, as the killers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Story Time, Saturday 2/13

Join us on Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m. for a special Valenine story time! We'll be joined by Karen Grace Kassy and her sweet Newfoundland, Splash. Karen will read from Patricia Reeder Eubank's VALENTINE ABCs. We'll follow it up with a special Valentine's Day craft.

Story time is ideal for children three and up.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Win a ticket to Greg Mortenson's Bend Presentation!

Camalli is giving away TWO FREE TICKETS to GREG MORTENSON'S presentation in Bend! Just come in and fill out the entry, put it in the container, and keep your fingers crossed. Drawing is on Monday, February 8 (presentation is on 2/11). Enter only once, please, if you want to keep your good karma intact. No purchase necessary, of course. Two people will win, and each winner gets one ticket.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An Evening with Greg Mortenson

Hey there, book geeks ...

Tomorrow is a big day here at Camalli Book Company, and in Bend in general. Tickets for An Evening with Greg Mortenson go on sale and the interest is insane; I can't think of anyone, or any group, who's come to Bend in the last year or two and generated such interest. If you have friends or family planning to go, please share this with them as well.

1. Tickets go on sale at Camalli at 10:00 a.m., and not a minute sooner.
People will be lined up. Bring a book, maybe a chair. We will be serving (free!) Bellatazza coffee starting at 9:00 a.m. But in fairness to all, we cannot open until 10:00.

2. Tickets go on sale at the COCC Box Office at 7:30 a.m.!
Did you get that? 7:30 a.m. So, we would recommend either going to the box office or calling the box office (541-383-7575) first if you can. Tickets there and here are only available on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you can get them before 10:00 we certainly would not discourage you from doing so.

3. Payment ... checks and cash if you can.
All money from the ticket sales goes to Mortenson's Central Asia Institute. When you use a credit card we have to pay a fee based on that sale. Checks and cash would be greatly appreciated.

4. You can buy for your group.
Just be kind about it, and honest. If you're buying 10 tickets for you and your fellow teachers, that's great. If you're trying to buy 10 to sell later, we'll know and much bad karma will rain down upon you ... really, we'll haunt your dreams.

5. Prices.
$20 for general seating, $30 for premium seating, and $150 for a reception with Greg Mortenson at Jackson's Corner before the presentation. And remember ... we really, really, really would encourage you to pay with cash or check.

6. No do-overs.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you buy one and later on figure you can't go, then be a gem and donate your ticket to a local school kid who would love to go to this event.

So, I think that about covers it. Questions? Do call, we'd love to hear from you: 541-323-6134


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An Evening with Greg Mortenson

Tickets for
go on sale Thursday, January 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Camalli Book Company

*We CANNOT sell or reserve any tickets before that time*

Ticket prices:
$20 for general seating
$30 for premium seating
$150 for a reception with Mortenson (includes premium seating)

Tickets will also be sold at Paulina Springs in Redmond and Sisters (opening at 9:30 a.m.), as well as the COCC Box Office (beginning at 7:30 a.m.).