The gift of words
Struggling to find the perfect gift for a family member or friend this holiday season? Consider giving the gift of words.
Booktique — a used bookstore run by Friends of Lake Oswego Public Library — is hosting an event that will provide customers with a special shopping experience.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30-6 p.m. four Lake Oswego librarians will be giving talks on their favorite books from Booktique's current inventory.
The librarians will be available for a question-and-answer session, and will provide assistance for community members who want to pick out the perfect book as a gift for someone.
Last year, Booktique moved from its location in Mercantile Center to the Mountain Park shopping area on Monroe Parkway.
The nonprofit, which is almost entirely staffed by volunteers, sells used books, CDs, DVDs, records and other items donated by community members. All proceeds fund programs at the Lake Oswego Library like LO Reads and children's summer reading programs.
Terry Huber, president of the Friends of Lake Oswego Public Library, said she hopes this event will bring awareness to the Booktique's new location and the variety of books it offers.
"The more people that come in and find us from our move, the better for us," Huber said.
This is the first time the Booktique has hosted an event like this and Huber said if all goes well, she hopes it will continue.
"If someone says 'Gee, I got a 90-year-old grandmother, what do you think I should do?' It's a big personal shopping service for people that might want to give books but maybe don't know what's best for somebody that's young and old," Huber said. "I'm hoping it will turn into an every year event."
Folks who attend the event will also receive a buy-one, get-one-free coupon that will be good through Sunday, Dec. 8.
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