Congratulations to Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, Ore., which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this Saturday, October 8, 12-4 p.m., the Hood River News reported. Festivities include book signings with local writers Joe O'Neill, author of Thieves of the Black Sea, and Vikki Claflin, author of Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?; cake; roll the dice for discounts; a free Waucoma Bookstore bag with a purchase of $40 or more; and prizes.
Owners Muir and Jenny Cohen purchased the store in 2008 from longtime owner Sally Laventure. The store was Muir Cohen's childhood bookstore, "and his favorite memory of the bookstore is walking back to the children's section and smelling the freshly ground coffee," according to the store's website.