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Jolabokaflod PDX 2019 – The Icelandic Yule Book Flood Event

December 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0


Join me at the second annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve, Portland will be celebrating between Christmas and New Year’s, to add an event the whole family can enjoy during the holidays. I’ll be there with my new book, The Change Code: A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World.

An Icelandic Tradition comes to Portland.

Nowhere in the known universe is there a safer haven for a book than in Iceland. While Christmas in the U.S. might be about toys, gadgets, and other knicknacks, in Iceland, it’s about books.

Local books aren’t published year-round the way they are elsewhere, but at the end of the year – in time for the “Yule Book Flood,” or Jolabokaflod.

That kicks off the book-gifting frenzy, which culminates on Christmas Eve. This is when Icelanders open their gifted books so the rest of the holiday can be enjoyed curled up with a good story.

More than 25 local indie authors (SEE BELOW!) will be at Nordic NW with their books. There will be folk music acts, a book donation drive, and fantastic Nordic-themed folk art in the pop-up shop. Please come out to support your local authors and learn a little about the Jolabokaflod spirit!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/411559436141781/

The Change Code Book at Jolabokaflod PDX 2019

The Change Code Book at Jolabokaflod PDX 2019

Margaret Pinard (organizer)
Elizabeth Mitchell (organizer)
Lars D. H. Hedbor
Heidi Mason
Evan Morgan Williams
Dede Montgomery
Jackie Shannon Hollis
Kate Banco
Larissa Brown
Mollie Hunt
Liz Scott
Chelsea Biondolillo
Plum Deluxe
The Poetry Box
Pattie Palmer-Baker
Monica Bourgeau
Cody Voeller
Stevan Allred
Arthur Smid
Arwen Spicer
Carrot Condo
HOCUS (Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes)
Melissa Matthewson
Steve Davala
Signe Kopps
Shelley Pearson
Beth Anna Cook
Timber Philips
Jonathan Burgess


Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
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