Yes! Kudos to my friend and local author Margaret Pinard for taking it upon herself to create a fabulous new Portland book opportunity: Jolabokaflod. After all, what could be more exciting than entering 2019 with new reading titles for dark, cold nights? Even better, what greater way to support and discover local authors than to meet them face-to-face at a celebratory event featuring food, music and stories?
Besides the books, you will have opportunities to browse and shop at a Scandinavian Christmas shop, listen to a musician playing the nyckelharpa and listen to Icelandic fairy tales.
Sunday, December 30 2018 from 3:30 to 6:30, PDX
Jolabokaflod will feature local indie authors and illustrators, entertainment and refreshments from Nordic NW, raffles and giveaways, and a book donation drive for local libraries.
The event will be hosted by Nordic NW, located at:
8800 SW Oleson Rd.
Portland, OR 97223
Jolabokaflod is Iceland’s Christmas Eve tradition of giving loved ones books to read on Christmas Eve. In today’s world it is often referred to as the “book flood” of new releases in Iceland occurring before Christmas. Pinard has tweaked it a bit to choose a night when some of us are ready to get out (maybe get away?) and create a way to support Indie authors: authors you just may not hear about on the New York Times Bestseller Lists, but who have created beautiful and well-written books, nonetheless.
Heidi Renee Mason
Maquel A. Jacob
Heidi Herman (books)
Learn more on the FaceBook Event page about the event, authors and available books.
Will we see you then?