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December 18-20, 2020
Now on Crowdcast!

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 we’re bringing this cozy tradition to Portland.

For 2020…we’re going online!

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Authors & Vendors from 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