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Monday, August 29, 2011

Now Closed

Camalli Book Company closed its doors on August 26, 2011. Thanks for four great years!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Going Out of Business

Late notice, but Camalli Book Company is open today (Saturday), but only from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Today everything goes down to 60% off the regular price. And ALL used books are only $1.00 or 50% off, whichever amount is less.

This coming week marks our last week in business. Many people have asked what they can do to help, and honestly right now what will help us most of all is if people take inventory and shelving off of our hands! Please, if you need or know of anyone or any organization that needs bookcases---send them my way as soon as possible. These are fantastic, custom-made bookcases. They’re durable and beautiful and would work in a home, a library, a school, or any retail environment.


Progressive sale next week will work as follows:

Monday 8/22: Everything $6.00 or 60% off, whichever is lowest

Tuesday 8/23: Everything $5.00 or 65% off, whichever is lowest

Wednesday 8/24: Everything $4.00 or 70% off, whichever is lowest

Thursday 8/25: Everything $3.00 or 80% off, whichever is lowest

Friday 8/26: Everything $2.00 or 90% off, whichever is lowest.

All week: USED books are all $1.00 or 50% off, whichever is lowest.

During this sale we cannot accept credit cards or debit cards for purchases less that $15.00. LOTS of books still left in fiction, classics, biography/memoir, 8-12 y/o readers, teen readers, parenting, world religions, and diet/health/fitness. Pickings are getting slim, but still there, in history, picture books, mind/body/spirit, cook books, poetry, science and nature. The earlier you come in, the better your chances are of finding lots of good books. Consider purchasing a supply of children's books and donating them to your favorite school or library.

Remember: all sales are final and we cannot hold an item for any reason.

Next week we are open 10:00 - 6:00 (expect for Tuesday, opening at 10:30). Our last day is August 26.

Thank you!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kim Cooper Findling at Camalli

Join us as we celebrate the release of Kim Cooper Findling's Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.

July 25, 2011 -- 6:30 p.m.

CHANCE OF SUN unfolds the story of an Oregon girl coming of age in the 1970s and 80s, navigating her way through pick-up trucks, dive bars, higher education and backwoods trails before finding a place she belongs. In 23 essays set over 20 years, Findling presents a fresh and distinct literary voice.

Beginning with her childhood in Coos County, Findling relates a rural unbringing spent walking beaches and hiking in the woods with her forester father, attending summer camp just over the hill from the Oregon Country Fair, road-tripping to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with schoolmates, and learning about the fickleness of love in campgrounds, beer joints and on the University of Oregon campus. Yet, following a move to Oregon’s biggest city after college, Findling lost her way and her connection to Oregon’s landscape, becoming caught up in the drugs and booze that flowed so freely in Portland’s restaurant scene. But it was Oregon that helped Findling find herself again later, this time on the east side of the mountains, where she found clarity in High Desert trails and a wide-open sky, as well as life’s most grounding phenomenon—love.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kim Cooper Findling at Camalli May 24

Time to make summer travel plans!

Join us Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. when author Kim Cooper Findling discusses her new book Day Trips from Portland. We'll have light snacks and drinks, too! Kim's book is filled with destinations that are easily accessible from Central Oregon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Club Discussion May 5

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, for our discussion about Jane Gardam's Old Filth. The Camalli Book Club is open to all and always provides a great exchange of ideas and insights.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Author River Jorday, April 19

"Instead of discovering that the world needed me, what I discovered was that I needed the world."
- River Jordan

Mark your calendars! Author River Jordan joins us on April 19 to discuss her new book Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. Be sure to check out her website for more information about the book, and remember to join us at 6:30 on April 19 when River is at Camalli Book Company.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Author Kai Strand Presents THE WEAVER

Thursday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m.:

A great event for young readers!

In a town of storytellers, Mary suffers through her third year of Novice Word Weaving. Mary thinks her troubles are over when she meets a gnome-elf who grants her a wish. But instead of weaving a better story, she's weaving strange yarn charms to accompany her still pathetic tales.

Kai Strand's THE WEAVER is a middle grade novel that offers a little fantasy and a lot of storytelling.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thursday Night Book Club

Join us Thursday, February 3, at 6:30 when we discuss James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain. This book club is open to all.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, Feb. 1: Author Suzanne Schlosberg

Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

Join us at Camalli Book Company as Suzanne Schlosberg discusses her new cookbook! Rumor has it there'll be food samples, and Camalli will provide some wine for our guests 21 and over.

Forget about the same old boring pasta salad or tuna casserole when you need to bring dinner to exhausted new parents, care for a friend recovering from surgery, or contribute to a business breakfast.
Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg offer 125 great new recipes inside THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK. Uniquely divided by occasion rather than food category, chapters include: Get Well Soon, Bringing Home Baby, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Novel Ideas for Book Club, Block Parties, Barbeques and Family Get-Togethers, and Meet and Eat. In addition to flavorful and health-conscious recipes, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK also includes tips for preparing food ahead of time or freezing dishes for later. More than just a potluck cookbook, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK is timely and relevant for today's "potluck economy."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Young Reader Book Club 1/18

The tween/young adult book club discusses ELEPHANT RUN, by Roland Smith. This is a great opportunity to discuss one of the Oregon Battle of the Books books! Join in ... this book club is open to all. Refreshments are provided.

When: Tuesday, January 18

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Camalli Book Company

Led by: Teacher Robi Phinney

Friday, January 7, 2011

Reading Literature Course through Bend Park & Rec

Want to get the most from your book club discussions?

Would you like to enhance your personal reading experience?

Whether you're a member of a book group or a solitary reader, you will gain analytical skills for a deeper exchange of ideas with an enriched understanding from the literature you read. These instructor-led courses (organized by Bend Parks & Rec) are held in a relaxed, book club-style setting and give you valuable methods to:

  • Creatively analyze literature
  • Refresh or gain knowledge of literary terms, devices, and techniques so you can articulate what you see and feel when you read
  • Examine book content to find connection and meaning to real-life experiences, giving you new ways to think about what you gain from a novel

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

Tuesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2011 :: 10:00 a.m. - noon

-- and / or --

Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

Tuesdays, March 8 - April 12, 2011 :: 10:00 a.m. - noon

Classes held at Camalli Book Company, 1288 SW Simpson Avenue, Bend.

COST: $80.00 per six-week session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: https://register.bendparksandrec.org/, phone 541-389-7275.


INSTRUCTOR: Sally Jo Smith is a former English teacher, adult literature instructor, writer, and lifelong reader who enjoys discussing great literature with others.