Start the New Year on a good page.
Discover Jolabokaflod.
December 28, 2019
at Nordic NW

Picture this…

It’s the Saturday before New Year’s Eve.

You’ve had enough of visiting family members.

You’ve had enough of the kids being at home all day with only you for entertainment.

And you don’t really have the energy for a glitzy, glamorous New Year’s bash.

This is why you need to come load up on new books, by local people, who are aching to tell you their dreams and hopes, all wrapped in an engrossing story.

Relax this New Year’s Eve. It will make the start of 2020 so much easier!

An Icelandic Tradition
comes to Portland

Nowhere in the known universe is there a safer haven for a book than in Iceland. While Christmas in the U.S. might be about toys, gadgets, and other knicknacks, in Iceland, it’s about books.

Local books aren’t published year round the way they are elsewhere, but at the end of the year – in time for the “Yule Book Flood,” or Jolabokaflod.

That kicks off the book-gifting frenzy, which culminates on Christmas Eve. This is when Icelanders open their gifted books so the rest of the holiday can be enjoyed curled up with a good story.

And now we’re bringing this cozy tradition to Portland.

Here are the details…

On Saturday, December 28 2019 from 2:30 to 5:30, PDX Jolabokaflod will feature local indie authors and illustrators, entertainment and refreshments from Nordic NW, giveaways, and a book donation drive for local libraries.

The event will be hosted by Nordic NW, located at:
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd.
Portland, OR 97223


Nordic Northwest encourages patrons to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50 space parking lot is open on a first-come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues. Additional parking for this event is located in the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship lot at 8470 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. 


Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Olsen Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Olsen Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair-accessible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 to arrange further assistance.

Authors & Vendors for 2019:

Margaret Pinard
Elizabeth Mitchell
Heidi Renee Mason
Dede Montgomery
Jackie Shannon Hollis
Kate Banco
Mollie Hunt
Liz Scott
The Poetry Box
Pattie Palmer-Baker
Cody Voeller
Arwen Spicer
Signe Kopps
EM Prazeman
Shelley Pearson
Timber Philips
Larissa Brown
Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes
Evan Morgan Williams
Lars Hedbor
Beth Cook
Chelsea Biondolillo
Plum Deluxea Tea
Monica Bourgeau
Jonathon Burgess
Trista Cornelius
Stevan Allred
Jonathan Burgess
Jeff Stookey
Arthur Smid
Steve Davala

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