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How to Shop for Books Mindfully in a Pandemic

Posted by Brittney Finato on

How to Shop for Books Mindfully in a Pandemic

As the country continues to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, readers’ shelves are becoming bare as we devour our ‘to be read’ piles. Here at Overcup Press we’re keeping independent bookstores and small publishers at the forefront of our minds so we’ve put together a short list of things to keep in mind while you shop for new books!  If shopping in person: Be courteous and kind. It’s simple and it’s big. We’re feeling global stress like we never have before and, while we hope you always do these things, it’s especially important right now. Wear a...

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Makahiki: The Thanksgiving Most People Don't Know About

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Makahiki: The Thanksgiving Most People Don't Know About
Native Hawaiians have a similar celebration of Thanksgiving called Makahiki. Through the years, the traditions and festivals have evolved.

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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way

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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way
A 3 step guide to getting the best gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

Here in Portland, a new bike-share program hosted by Nike called Biketown has been recently rolled out. These rentable bikes are stationed all over town and are a great way to get from point A to point B, whether it’s for a scenic bike ride down the waterfront, to meet a friend at a coffee shop downtown, or, our favorite, to get to a bookstore. With Biketown, we can use all of these conveniently-placed bright orange bikes to get to Mother Foucaults in the SE, Cameron’s Books & Magazines, the oldest bookstore in Portland, Daedalus Books in the Alphabet District, or the perennial...

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