Sure, you can risk being trampled in the Running of The Bulls at a bix-box retailer for holiday gift-giving. Or you can risk monoxide poisoning idling in a parking garage for half the day.
Or you can go to one of Portland’s great independent-bookstore gems, Murder By The Book, for it’s annual holiday book sale. It’s 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Tons of writers, thousands of books, plus cider and cookies. I’ll be there with copies of “Crashers,” because nothing says Happy Holidays like mass destruction.
Murder By The Book is at 3210 S.E. Hawthorne.