April's Silent Reading Party is almost upon us! If you don't already know, it's next Sunday, April 30, at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. This will be a new location for us, and we can't wait to read for two quiet hours in the closest thing Portland has to Shakespeare and Company. Prepare to step into the classic 1920s Paris Left Bank bookshop frequented by Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Djuna Barnes, and James Joyce...or to feel like you have.
We're also excited to offer cookies by donation. And not just any cookies, but the amazing breakfast cookies from Seastar Bakery on NE Killingsworth. We LOVE these cookies. They're hearty and delicious, and Seastar donates all the proceeds to great causes like Voz, Growing Gardens, and the ACLU. So you can read, eat cookies, and make the world a better place all at the same time.
Seating at Mother Foucault's is limited, so if you're able to bring a comfy cushion, we encourage you to do so. (There may be some floor-sitting, is what we're saying.) Bring your own book, or browse the Mother Foucault's shelves to find something new. Expect ambient tunes on vinyl from the shop's record player, and possibly a tune or two on their piano.
We hope you can make it--it's going to be a wonderful, memorable time.
523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, April 30, 3-5 pm. Free and open to the public, cookies by donation.