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Upcoming Events!

Dee Williams & "The Big Tiny: a Built-It-Myself Memoir" at Cedar Mill Community Library
Saturday, August 15th at 2pm

More than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocate and pioneer Dee Williams that life is short. So, she sold her sprawling home and built an eighty-four-square-foot house—on her own, from the ground up.

Today, Williams can list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly
housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her about ten
minutes to clean the entire house. Listen to her experiences first hand at this
free event, held at Cedar Mill Community Library:
12505 NW Cornell Road Suite 13, Portland, Oregon 97229.

 

Join a book group hosted by Vintage Books!

Are you itching to discuss books? Want some stimulating conversation? Join the Vintage Books Book Club. They meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3-4pm. Members receive 10% off new copies of the selected titles here in the store! Click the image to check our stock.

The next book selected is:

The Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins

Video stores are dying. But most of you don't care. You've got your Netflix and your DVR, so why deal with VHS tapes or scratched DVDs? Why deal with the grumpy guy at the worn-down independent video store?


That grumpy guy is Waring Wax, and he's usually too drunk to worry about his declining business at Star Video, let alone his quickly evolving extinction in popular culture. But everything changes in his small college town when a bright and shiny Blockbuster Video opens nearby: Clearly, this means war. So, Waring enlists the help of his two reluctant employees, charismatic but conflicted Alaura and desperate virgin Jeff, to hatch a series of wild schemes to save their little store. Together, these three misfits try to save Star Video while confronting, among other things, Waring's self-destructive tendencies, a life training cult, corporate bicycle gangs, and a Hollywood director who constantly sees the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock.


"The Last Days of Video" is a hilarious elegy for a bygone era, a quirky and charming story of redemption for a group of loveable cinema freaks, and a love letter to the art of the movies.

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