Upcoming Events

Klindt's Community Book Club

The Book Club is free and open to the public.

2018 Books for Schools Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again! Klindt’s is once again offering local schools the chance to refill their bookshelves with our annual Books for Schools Christmas Tree. Klindt’s collects wish lists from local educators so our customers can choose tags off the tree and purchase books for the school(s) of their choice. It’s simple and easy to buy a book for a local school. The tree will be up for the month of December.

Annual Book Drive for Children in Foster Care 

Each year, Klindt’s partners with theWasco County Citizen Review Board (CRB) to collect books for children who spend the holidays in foster care. This year, we hope to collect 200 books for the approximately 200 children in foster care in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties. The collection box will be available at Klindt’s from November 23 - December 15.  Books for children of all ages, from babies to teens, are needed. If you’d like to join us in this cause, stop by. Our staff is happy to help you select appropriate books. 

Our Gift to You: Spend $50, Get a Free Book! 

Holiday shopping can be tedious so we want to give our customers a little bonus for keeping it local. Stop in the weekend of December 1 & 2, spend over $50 and we will give you a free book! You can choose any book from our special gift cart and there are lots of good ones, including some signed first editions! Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, ony - while supplies last. 

Extended Holiday Hours

To make your holiday shopping easier, Klindt’s will extend our business hours for the last two weeks before Christmas. From December 9 until December 23 we will be open Monday-Saturday from 8AM-7PM, and on Sundays from 11AM-5PM.  

Small Business Saturday - November 24

As always, we will have refreshments and plenty of good cheer at the bookstore on Small Business Saturday. This year, we will also have authors! Nancy Richardson Fischer will sign books from 12-2PMand Rick Steber will sign from 2-4PM. Rick will also be serving as a honorary guest bookseller, working behind the counter with our staff from 1-2pm! 

Holiday Author Visits

As we lead up to the holidays, Klindt’s will be hosting authors in the bookstore each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Authors will be here to chat with readers and personalize messages in books. Autographed books make excellent gifts!

This YA novel is about a young woman genetically at risk for schizophrenia who risks her freedom, sanity and first love to save the life of an elephant calf. Fischer has co-authored sport autobiographies about Bela Karolyi, Monica Seles, Apolo Ohno, and Nadia Comaneci, and Star Wars books for LucasFilm. Her next novel, The Speed of Falling Objects will be published in October 2019.

  • 2-4PM. Ricker Steber, Fall Down Angel

Rick Steber's newest title is Fall Down Angel, a novel based on the true adventures of two train-hopping depression era runaways coming of age in the American West. Rick has over forty titles under his belt and more than a million books in print. His writing has won many awards and is the only Oregon author to have been presented with the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award – Best Western Novel. He is a keen observer of the evolving American West and articulates these changes in prose that is boldly descriptive, invigorating and creative. 

  • December 1st
    • 1-3PM. Dr. J.W. Jepson, Learning in the School of Christ. Spirituality.

J. W. Jepsonis that author of Learning in the School of Christ. Dr. Jepson served as the senior pastor of Life in Christ Center in The Dalles for over eighteen years. His writing ministry includes 196 articles published in national Christian magazines, and 3 published books. His television program, Compact, is aired regularly on KRHP-TV, Channel 14.

  • December 8th
    • 1-4PM. Wendy Best, Wild and Sweet, poetry. 

Wendy Best is the author of Wild and Sweet. An artist and a writer, Wendy has lived in the Gorge for 20 years. She has been a reporter for The Hood River News, and taught writing at May Street Elementary School, among many other things. An avid gardener and hiker, Wendy celebrates her love of nature in this poetry collection.

Kathy McCullough’s second book, To the Edges of the World, is a chronicle of many of Kathy’s adventures as she traveled the world with her camera. Kathy was an airline pilot for 27 years and retired as captain of the Boeing 747. Her first book, Ups and Downs, is about the challenges and joys she faced to get herself in the captain’s seat. Kathy lives in a wheat ranch in Eastern Oregon.

This event is free and open to the public.