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Contacting Senators for Small Business Fiscal Relief

This letter was sent to Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today, in support of fiscal relief efforts for small businesses suffering devastating losses with far-reaching implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. 101 SE 74th AvePortland, OR 97215 March 23, 2020 Dear Senator Merkley/Wyden, As an independent bookstore owner in Portland, Ore., I believe the… Continue reading Contacting Senators for Small Business Fiscal Relief

Coretta Scott King & John Steptoe New Talent Award Winners
Author & Illustrator Interviews, Picture Books, Young Adult Literature

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winners

Last week at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, Wash., the winners of the CSK/John Steptoe New Talent Author and New Talent Illustrator were announced: Tiffany D. Jackson for Monday's Not Coming (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins) and Oge Mora for Thank You, Omu! (Little, Brown).

Adult Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books, River Dog Recommends, Uncategorized, Young Adult Fantasy

River Dog Recommends: Favorite Reads of 2018

In the spirit of end-of-year list round-ups, River Dog Book Co. humbly submits our own list of our favorite reads for this year. For Adults Fiction/Historical Fiction The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel. A 12th century… Continue reading River Dog Recommends: Favorite Reads of 2018

Kill the Farm Boy book cover
Adult Fantasy, River Dog Recommends, Uncategorized, Young Adult Fantasy

River Dog Recommends: Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne

Are you all about the fantasy genre? Quests, magic, star-crossed lovers? Good triumphing over evil? Look no further! This is the next fantasy read for you. (For adults and those old enough to read some adult content.)