We love books and bookstores! Booksellers are invited to join us in celebrating respect, writing, and community. By partnering with us, you’re aligning yourself with a community of writers and readers who spend, on average, $200-$300 on books each year!

Here are some options for partnership:

Sell Our Books

We publish two anthologies per year, filled with writing from folks all over Portland!

If you’d like to sell our anthologies, we can sell you copies at cost or provide copies to sell on consignment. Most bookstores opt to carry 3-5 copies at a time.

Current and past participating retailers include Powell’s Books, Annie Bloom’s Books, Backstory Books and Yarn, Belmont Books, Broadway Books, Tender Loving Empire, and Two Rivers Bookstore.

About Our Audience

Women ages 35-74

Mainly located in Portland, OR metro area

Read 5-15 books per year

Spend $200-300 on books each year

Donate an Auction Item

Your donation of a gift card or special item to our signature fundraiser, Raise Your Pen, will amplify your brand awareness to our community of avid writers and readers. In a tight retail market, your contribution will align your business with our beloved nonprofit mission. And, best of all, your contribution will help us raise much-needed funds to continue our work.

Raise Your Pen typically occurs in September or October of each year.

What we’re looking for

  • Gift cards ($50 or more)
  • Unique experiences (behind-the-scenes tours, author meet-and-greets)
  • Curated collection of books
  • Author-signed books or rare books
  • Unique art pieces
  • Literary-themed collectibles

Participate in our Journal Drive

Our Journal Drive occurs during back-to-school season, August 1 – September 30. Each writer in our program receives a free journal, so we collect journals all year, but make an extra push in the fall.

Participating booksellers help by collecting journals from customers at the cash register. If you sell notebooks in your store, you can also point them out to customers and encourage them to purchase one as a donation.

Current and past participating booksellers include Broadway Books, Annie Bloom’s Books, and Two Rivers Bookstore.

Benefits to Booksellers

  • Free marketing during back-to-school season
  • Drive additional sales at the register (if you sell notebooks)
  • Show your alignment with a social-justice oriented nonprofit
  • Reach a new customer base that buys $200-$300 worth of books each year

Bookseller’s Commitment

  • Collect notebooks for us (i.e., stash them somewhere)
  • Hand out flyers to customers who express interest in donating a journal
  • (Optional) Help us promote the journal drive on your social media

Write Around Portland’s Commitment

  • Provide flyers for your customers on how to participate and how to get a receipt for their donation
  • Feature your bookstore on 4 social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) and 4 email blasts
  • Pick up donated journals at the end of the drive

Want to Participate?

Chris McDonald (he/him), Executive Director | 503-796-9224

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