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Now Closed

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 05:56:00 +0000

Camalli Book Company closed its doors on August 26, 2011. Thanks for four great years!

Going Out of Business

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:14:00 +0000

Late notice, but Camalli Book Company is open today (Saturday), but only from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Today everything goes down to 60% off the regular price. And ALL used books are only $1.00 or 50% off, whichever amount is less. This coming week marks our last week in business. Many people have asked what they can do to help, and honestly right now what will help us most of all is if people take inventory and shelving off of our hands! Please, if you need or know of anyone or any organization that needs bookcases---send them my way as soon as possible. These are fantastic, custom-made bookcases. They’re durable and beautiful and would work in a home, a library, a school, or any retail environment. SALE PRICESProgressive sale next week will work as follows: Monday 8/22: Everything $6.00 or 60% off, whichever is lowestTuesday 8/23: Everything $5.00 or 65% off, whichever is lowestWednesday 8/24: Everything $4.00 or 70% off, whichever is lowestThursday 8/25: Everything $3.00 or 80% off, whichever is lowestFriday 8/26: Everything $2.00 or 90% off, whichever is lowest.All week: USED books are all $1.00 or 50% off, whichever is lowest. During this sale we cannot accept credit cards or debit cards for purchases less that $15.00. LOTS of books still left in fiction, classics, biography/memoir, 8-12 y/o readers, teen readers, parenting, world religions, and diet/health/fitness. Pickings are getting slim, but still there, in history, picture books, mind/body/spirit, cook books, poetry, science and nature. The earlier you come in, the better your chances are of finding lots of good books. Consider purchasing a supply of children's books and donating them to your favorite school or library. Remember: all sales are final and we cannot hold an item for any reason. Next week we are open 10:00 - 6:00 (expect for Tuesday, opening at 10:30). Our last day is August 26. Thank you![...]

Kim Cooper Findling at Camalli

Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:34:00 +0000

(image) Join us as we celebrate the release of Kim Cooper Findling's Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.

July 25, 2011 -- 6:30 p.m.

CHANCE OF SUN unfolds the story of an Oregon girl coming of age in the 1970s and 80s, navigating her way through pick-up trucks, dive bars, higher education and backwoods trails before finding a place she belongs. In 23 essays set over 20 years, Findling presents a fresh and distinct literary voice.

Beginning with her childhood in Coos County, Findling relates a rural unbringing spent walking beaches and hiking in the woods with her forester father, attending summer camp just over the hill from the Oregon Country Fair, road-tripping to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with schoolmates, and learning about the fickleness of love in campgrounds, beer joints and on the University of Oregon campus. Yet, following a move to Oregon’s biggest city after college, Findling lost her way and her connection to Oregon’s landscape, becoming caught up in the drugs and booze that flowed so freely in Portland’s restaurant scene. But it was Oregon that helped Findling find herself again later, this time on the east side of the mountains, where she found clarity in High Desert trails and a wide-open sky, as well as life’s most grounding phenomenon—love.

Kim Cooper Findling at Camalli May 24

Wed, 18 May 2011 18:28:00 +0000

Time to make summer travel plans!(image)

Join us Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. when author Kim Cooper Findling discusses her new book Day Trips from Portland. We'll have light snacks and drinks, too! Kim's book is filled with destinations that are easily accessible from Central Oregon.

Book Club Discussion May 5

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:41:00 +0000

(image) Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, for our discussion about Jane Gardam's Old Filth. The Camalli Book Club is open to all and always provides a great exchange of ideas and insights.

River Jordan at Camalli Book Company

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:00:00 +0000


Author River Jordan


Camalli Book Company


April 19

6:30 p.m.

Author River Jorday, April 19

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:16:00 +0000

"Instead of discovering that the world needed me, what I discovered was that I needed the world."
- River Jordan

Mark your calendars! Author River Jordan joins us on April 19 to discuss her new book Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. Be sure to check out her website for more information about the book, and remember to join us at 6:30 on April 19 when River is at Camalli Book Company.

Author Kai Strand Presents THE WEAVER

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 01:48:00 +0000


Thursday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m.:

A great event for young readers!

In a town of storytellers, Mary suffers through her third year of Novice Word Weaving. Mary thinks her troubles are over when she meets a gnome-elf who grants her a wish. But instead of weaving a better story, she's weaving strange yarn charms to accompany her still pathetic tales.

Kai Strand's THE WEAVER is a middle grade novel that offers a little fantasy and a lot of storytelling.

Thursday Night Book Club

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:41:00 +0000

Join us Thursday, February 3, at 6:30 when we discuss James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain. This book club is open to all.

Tuesday, Feb. 1: Author Suzanne Schlosberg

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:56:00 +0000

Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.(image)

Join us at Camalli Book Company as Suzanne Schlosberg discusses her new cookbook! Rumor has it there'll be food samples, and Camalli will provide some wine for our guests 21 and over.

Forget about the same old boring pasta salad or tuna casserole when you need to bring dinner to exhausted new parents, care for a friend recovering from surgery, or contribute to a business breakfast.
Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg offer 125 great new recipes inside THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK. Uniquely divided by occasion rather than food category, chapters include: Get Well Soon, Bringing Home Baby, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Novel Ideas for Book Club, Block Parties, Barbeques and Family Get-Togethers, and Meet and Eat. In addition to flavorful and health-conscious recipes, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK also includes tips for preparing food ahead of time or freezing dishes for later. More than just a potluck cookbook, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR COOKBOOK is timely and relevant for today's "potluck economy."

Young Reader Book Club 1/18

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:36:00 +0000


The tween/young adult book club discusses ELEPHANT RUN, by Roland Smith. This is a great opportunity to discuss one of the Oregon Battle of the Books books! Join in ... this book club is open to all. Refreshments are provided.

When: Tuesday, January 18

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Camalli Book Company

Led by: Teacher Robi Phinney

Reading Literature Course through Bend Park & Rec

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:24:00 +0000

Want to get the most from your book club discussions?Would you like to enhance your personal reading experience?Whether you're a member of a book group or a solitary reader, you will gain analytical skills for a deeper exchange of ideas with an enriched understanding from the literature you read. These instructor-led courses (organized by Bend Parks & Rec) are held in a relaxed, book club-style setting and give you valuable methods to:Creatively analyze literatureRefresh or gain knowledge of literary terms, devices, and techniques so you can articulate what you see and feel when you readExamine book content to find connection and meaning to real-life experiences, giving you new ways to think about what you gain from a novelNOVELS OF STUDY: East of Eden, by John SteinbeckTuesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2011 :: 10:00 a.m. - noon -- and / or --Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas HardyTuesdays, March 8 - April 12, 2011 :: 10:00 a.m. - noon Classes held at Camalli Book Company, 1288 SW Simpson Avenue, Bend.COST: $80.00 per six-week session.FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:, phone 541-389-7275. BEND PARK & RECREATION PROGRAM # 106212.01INSTRUCTOR: Sally Jo Smith is a former English teacher, adult literature instructor, writer, and lifelong reader who enjoys discussing great literature with others.[...]

Camalli Book Club Discussion Dec. 2

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:38:00 +0000


Join us at 6:30 on December 2 for an open discussion about The Saga of Gösta Berling. The Camalli Book Clubs are open to all and provide a great opportunity to meet new book lovers and to discuss the craft of writing and storytelling. This general book club meets the first Thursday of every month. This book is available at the store for 15% until December 2.

The Saga of Gösta Berling was Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf's first novel, published in 1891. The novel is a notable and still much read example of the 1890s wave of Swedish Neo-romanticism. Using wolves, snow, supernatural elements and eccentric upper-class characters to project an exotic image of 1820s Värmland, the novel can be compared to magic realism. The novel is set in Värmland, Sweden---the author's birthplace---between 1820 and 1830. The first sentence, "Finally, the vicar was in the pulpit," is one of the more famous in Swedish literature.

November Book Clubs

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:05:00 +0000

Join us for our November book clubs!

Ursula K. Le Guin & Roger Dorband at Camalli Book Co.

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:51:00 +0000

(image) Author Ursula K. Le Guin and photographer Roger Dorband will join us at Camalli Book Company on Friday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. as they present their new book Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country.

Featuring 26 poems and 23 pen-and-ink drawings by Ursula K. Le Guin and 59 color photographs by Roger Dorband, Out Here draws its inspiration from the Steens Mountain region of the high-desert country of southeast Oregon, known for its elemental landscape, austere beauty, and immense spaces.t

Book Clubs!

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:34:00 +0000


Author Saralee Lawrence at Camalli on October 12

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 18:50:00 +0000

Join us on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 when Saralee Lawrence joins us at Camalli to discuss her new book, River House: A Memoir.

An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is the story of a young woman returning to her family's ranch and building a log house with the help of her father. An avid river rafter, Sarahlee Lawrence grew up right here in Central Oregon (Terrebonne) and, by the age of twenty-one, had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream led her back to the place she least expected---her dusty beginnings and her family's home.

River House is a beautiful story about a daughter's return and her relationship with her father, who she enlists to help brave the cold winter and build a log house by hand. Together, they work through the harsh winter, father helping daughter every step of the way.

Sarahlee Lawrence was born and raised on her family ranch in Terrebonne. After a decade spent studying, traveling, river rafting, and earning her MS in Environmental Science and Writing from the University of Montana, she returned to the ranch, where she owns and operates an organic vegetable farm.

Ellen Waterston at Camalli 9/29!

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:23:00 +0000

Ellen Waterston, author and founder (image) of The Nature of Words, will be at Camalli Book Company on Wedesday, September 29, to read from and discuss her new book Where the Crooked River Rises: A High Desert Home. Please join us!

Join Any of Our Book Clubs ... Open to All

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 19:00:00 +0000


Stuff to Win ... Stuff to Buy!

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:41:00 +0000


Pilot Butte 6 has given us FIVE PAIRS of tickets to The Girl Who Played with Fire, and we're giving those away to our customers. Stop by the store anytime before August 19 to enter to win a pair.

(image) We're also giving away a complimentary Advance Reader Copy of Sara Gruen's upcoming book Ape House. Gruen's bestselling Water for Elephants was a huge hit with out customers. Now you can be one of the first people to read her new book! Enter at the store any time before August 22.

(image) Finally, Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay is released on August 24. This is the third installment in her hugely successful Hunger Games series. Call or stop by the store to pre-order your copy. And if you're interested in a midnight release for the book just let us know ... if enough people show interest we might have a party.

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. ... Discover Oregon!

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 17:21:00 +0000

(image) Oregon offers wilderness and wine country, quirky cultural scenes, the heritage of many Native American peoples, and the Oregon Trail. Explore lodgings for all budgets, dining options, and attractions old and new with OREGON: AN EXPLORER'S GUIDE. Author Denise Fainberg will join us to discuss some of the areas you may want to discover for yourself this summer.

As always, this is a FREE event, so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this great state in which so many of us live.

Friday, April 30, at Camalli: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:34:00 +0000

Join us Friday, April 30, when author Eileen Garvin visits Camalli Book Company at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her her new memoir, How to be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism.Eileen Garvin's older sister, Margaret, was diagnosed with severe autism at age three. Growing up alongside Margaret wasn't easy: Eileen often found herself in situations that were simultaneously awkward, hilarious, and heartbreaking. For example, losing a blue plastic hairbrush could leave Margaret inconsolable for hours, and a quiet Sunday Mass might provoke an outburst of laughter, swearing, or dancing.How to be a Sister begins when Eileen, after several years in New Mexico, has just moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up. Being 1,600 miles away had allowed Eileen to avoid the question that has dogged her since birth: What is she going to do about Margaret? Now, Eileen must grapple with this question once again as she tentatively tries to reconnect with Margaret. How can she have a relationship with someone who can't drive, send email, or telephone? What role will Eileen play in Margaret's life as their parents age, and after they die? Will she remain in Margaret's life, or walk away?A deeply felt, impeccably written memoir, How to be a Sister will speak to siblings, parents, friends, and teachers of people with autism — and to anyone who sometimes struggles to connect with someone difficult or different.Author Eileen Garvin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. The youngest of five children, she has always been close to her sister Margaret. She completed her B.A. in English at Seattle University, and her M.A. in English at the University of New Mexico. She writes for newspapers, magazines, and Web sites from Hood River, Oregon, where she lives with her husband.[...]

Join us Wednesday, 4/28, 5:00 - 7:00

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:29:00 +0000

Join us tonight, April 28, as we get ready to celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Come by the store between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and we'll help you create an illustrated poem. The poem can be an original of yours, or it can be copied from one of the many book we have on hand. Put your poem to paper, get some tips on illustrating it from zine artist Rachel Lee-Carman, and then we'll make a photo copy for you. The idea: on April 29 you'll have a poem to put in a pocket!

National Poem in Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each year since 2002.

Three Writers Rock Camalli Book Co. Thursday Night!

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:12:00 +0000

Come out to listen to Will Akin, Suzanne Burns and Tony Topoleski WOW the audience with their mad writing skills this Thursday (April 22) at 7:00 p.m.

Suzanne will be reading from her newly released poetry chapbook, The Widow, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Tony will read the kind of poems that make Auden just a tad bit jealous.

Will will be reading hybrid prose. If you don't know what that means, then you have to come listen. It is beautiful.

And Camalli will provide complimentary refreshments ... and there's even talk of Suzanne baking cupcakes! Literature and cupcakes? Who can pass this up?