OVERCUP BLOG — holiday

The Holidays are Here!

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The Holidays are Here!
The holiday gifting season is upon us and with that comes a plethora of events. On any given day in Portland you can find a craft bazaar, happy hour featuring local craft brewers and distillers, and lots of book events. 

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Overcup Books and Indie Holiday Gift Guides

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Overcup Books and Indie Holiday Gift Guides
One of the best things about being an Indie publisher in the Pacific Northwest is the support from bookstores and booksellers. Overcup Press is humbled to be included on several holiday guides and events around Portland and the Pacific Northwest!

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Celebrate Adult Halloween with Cocktails and Mocktails!

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Celebrate Adult Halloween with Cocktails and Mocktails!
It may be frowned upon for adults to trick or treat on Halloween but you can get your sweet treats from yummy cocktails and mocktails. These Halloween and fall themed drinks should be on your list of treats for you and your guests this week. 

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Book-lovin', all day, every day

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Book-lovin', all day, every day

Here’s a funny thing about theme days on the calendar: most of us don’t know about them. There’s a Watermelon Day, Left Handers Day, even a Rollercoaster Day. If these were on your calendar already, would you make a special effort to celebrate them? Well, August 9th is Book Lovers Day and as a proud bibliophile, I don’t need a special day on the calendar to love books. I have bookshelves full of them. From books about writing, biographies, literary fiction, mass market fiction, lots of young adult, and even a few children’s books I read yearly. Let’s talk some...

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How to Celebrate Bastille Day This Side of the Atlantic

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How to Celebrate Bastille Day This Side of the Atlantic

"Prise de la Bastille" (Storming of the Bastille) by Jean-Pierre Houël (Public domain courtesy of the National Library of France via Wikimedia Commons) On July 14, 1789, in response to widespread unrest and economic crisis during the rule of Louie XVI, hundreds of French commoners stormed the Bastille prison in Paris. The prison was a symbol of royal authority, so overtaking it sent a clear message to the aristocracy: enough is enough! Although Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution, the whole world likes to join in the party. Down with monarchy! Long live democracy! Here in the...

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