Friday, September 10, 2010

Maybe the most important post of 2010 so far

Grist's David Roberts provides some context to why the Right has become so anti-science. Very much worth a read.
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See, this is why we can't have nice things (the good news/bad news version)

The Methodist Mission in the Willamette Valley...A capital city without an independent general interest bookstore might as well be a bunch of mud shacks. Image via WikipediaOK, the good news is that we get a reminder of how important it is to support our local businesses like Salem Cinema, Cascade Baking Company, Saffron Hardware (so old school that they don't even have a website), Cooke Stationery, etc.

The bad news is that we get this reminder the hard way, through the exit of one of those key building blocks of community, the local independent bookstore:

Tigress Books is on the Move!

Big news! The shop will be moving to Monmouth by the end of the month!

I have accepted a great offer to relocate the shop, and to work with some really fabulous people, right in the heart of Monmouth, between the university and the downtown. The Monmouth business community has been very welcoming, and I feel confident that this will be a good move. I will continue to be a general interest bookstore, with new and selected used books, plus an eclectic array of gifts.

The shop will be located in the carriage house adjacent to MaMere's Bed & Breakfast , one of the most charming places to stay in the Willamette Valley. I'll also be partnering with Marissa Mayer, an acupuncurist and healer, with the intention of developing a healing center, having an active schedule of workshops and retreats. This was part of my original vision for the shop here in Salem, and it looks like that dream will come true - just shifted 16 miles west.

I have had a great time in Salem, but the local and national economies have not been kind. I would love to maintain a presence here in Salem, but the current finances do not allow that. However, I am open to miracles and creative problem solving, so if anyone wishes to offer help or ideas, contact me privately.

On a practical note, yes there WILL be a Moving Sale, starting this weekend, and running through the last day here, which is most likely going to be September 25th. Everything will be 20% off, with a good number of items either marked down or at a deeper discount. It's an excellent time to do a little early Christmas shopping!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in the past, and who supports me in the present. Everyone is invited to visit and shop in Monmouth - we would LOVE to see you!


JoAnne Kohler
Tigress Books

Move Date:
We will be out of the Salem location by 9/25, and in our new location on or around October 1st. More info as it becomes available!
New Address: Tigress Books, 220 Knox St, Monmouth, OR 97361
Until the move: 420 Ferry St SE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-990-6471
Also see us at Merchant Works Public Market, 170 Main St W, Monmouth
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