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Located in Sisters
 
and in Redmond

Can You Find Waldo?

 

Let the hunt begin! Waldo has a busy month ahead of him. For all of July, he will be hiding in participating local businesses all over Redmond and Sisters! To see which businesses are participating in your city, you can stop by Waldo Headquarters (that's Paulina Springs Books) and pick up your passport and map. As you find Waldo, you'll collect stamps for your passport-- collect enough and you could win a prize! 

On July 31st we'll be celebrating our month of fun with a party at each Paulina Springs Books location. There will be cake, games, prizes and fun! So get out there and start finding Waldo. But he's tricky! If you find Waldo in a particular difficult or funny location, feel free to take a picture and share it with us!

A New Page Turns

in the Paulina Springs Books history

The following is copy from a letter that went out last week to about 6500 of our Central Oregon patrons announcing that the Paulina Springs Books store in Redmond is for sale. It pretty much says it all. If you, or someone you know, is interested in the possibility of owning this valuable community asset, please email us and we can send you an information packet that will provide you with the necessary information to begin a cursory exploration of the opportunity this presents. Our email address is books@paulinasprings.com.

 

Hello Paulina Springs Books patrons,

In June 2003 I purchased Paulina Springs from Dick Sandvik and Diane Campbell. The strong community association they developed was what I found most interesting in the business. The connections went deep in Sisters, but also extended to Bend, Redmond and beyond. Having spent 25 years managing a community owned store gave me tremendous appreciation for kinship between enterprise and community.

Together with my sister, Cynthia, I opened Paulina Springs in Redmond in 2007. This became an inopportune time with the subsequent economic downturn and explosion of digitial readership. We stayed afloat, remaining a successful business in Sisters and becoming an integral part of downtown Redmond. Our success is entirely due to your loyalty as patrons. We are grateful to each of you for supporting us.

Another page in the story arrived with changes to my health necessitating I scale back my activities. Since discovering my health condition, I've managed to work less, but not enough. Consequently, Cynthia & I have decided to pass on the reins and sell Paulina Springs Books in Redmond.

It is our intention to find someone with the passion and cababilities to continue nurturing and growing this important community asset. Bookstores are central to a community's ability to maintain a sense of identity and connection-- much like libraries are an essential public service any community deserves. Cynthia and I feel strongly Redmond deserves its own bookstore and we intend to work hard finding someone who will build upon the humble beginnings we began here.
 

Our Redmond store presents an exciting opprotunity for anyone interested in owning their own business. The store has great potential to engage a larger precentage of the Redmond population. Ourdowntown core is becoming a vibrant and active component of the Redmond community. As it continues to develop, it will continue attracting more Redmond residents and new business. Our extensive product line (books, games, toys, etc) psotions the store well for new owners to stay on track of building success and remaining a signature element of the downtown vitality.

Were I healthier, I would view the Redmond bookstore with enthusiasm. There are many untapped opprotunities here we have yet to pursue. Given enthusiasm and energy, new owners could double the business we've built.

People tend to think it requires an avid reader to become a bookstore owner. Not so. The most important elements are a commitment to community and basic business smarts. You can always hire readers!

Our Redmond store is essentialy a turn-key operation. New owners will obtain a business with quality fixtures, a robust level of technology, and a strong selection of inventory. As operatorsthey will be able to focus on marketing, merchandising, outreach to the community and getting to know the clientele. They will have ample avenues to put their own mark on the business and create a successful venture.

Please know our first objective is to find someone who will protect this community asset. If you know of someone you think could fill those shoes, don't hesitate to send them our way.

Thanks for all your support,

Brad & Cynthia

 

Since 1965, the PNBA has recognized North Western Authors for their work and have honored luminary figures such as Ivan Doig and Ursula LeGuine before they received national attention. Listed below are the 2015 winners of this prestigious award, all of which would make worthy additions to your literary collection. If you're interested in reading any of this year's winners, please visit us at either Paulina Springs Books location or order them right here on our website. Happy Reading!

 

$32.00
ISBN: 9781570619267
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - September 30th, 2014

A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus

Renee Erickson

Seattle, WA

Sasquatch Books


$21.60
ISBN: 9781476746586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

Boise, ID

Scribner


$20.00
ISBN: 9780544279292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 28th, 2014

Falling From Horses

Molly Gloss

Portland, OR

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


$12.76
ISBN: 9781597095389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - August 5th, 2014

If Not For This

Pete Fromm

Great Falls, MT

Red Hen Press


$13.56
ISBN: 9781616203535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 16th, 2014

Jackaby

William Ritter

Springfield, OR

Algonquin Young Readers


$14.39
ISBN: 9780763665661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 25th, 2014

Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Leslye Walton

Seattle, WA

Candlewick Press


Sisters Location
 
252 W Hood Ave
Sisters OR 97759
541-549-0866 
Mon-Sat 9:30 - 6:00
Sun 9:00 - 4:30

Redmond Location

422 SW 6th St
Redmond OR 97756
541-526-1491

Mon-Sat 9:30 - 6:00
Sun 9:00 - 4:30