PDX-Book-Review-Tabs_Guest-PostsInnovative Bookseller Brings eBooks to the Brick and Mortar World

by Tonya Macalino, Vice President, NIWA

Hillsboro, OR – Love your eReader and love your community bookstore, too! On Saturday, May 4th Jacobsen’s Books & More celebrates their 3rd anniversary in downtown Hillsboro with the launch of Load Local ebook sales program.

Looking to discover something new and intriguing? With over 30 titles in 9 different genres, Jacobsen’s will now offer top-selling local independent authors in a boutique-style experience. Many of these authors will be on hand for the launch at Jacobsen’s anniversary party.

Sponsored by NIWA (Northwest Independent Writers Association), Load Local allows readers the comfort of browsing the stacks, flipping through the paperback that catches their eye, while still enjoying the cost-savings of ebooks. Once they find that new literary treasure, they simply take the paperback to the counter and the ebook file is emailed to them upon check out. No more snapping discrete cover photos and trying to remember to buy it online later. Your reading dollars stay in the local community, supporting local authors and local business.

Load Local is just the latest example of Jacobsen’s Books commitment to offering quality literary programs to enrich the local community and support local authors. Jacobsen’s also sponsors the Bards & Brews author reading series at Primrose & Tumbleweeds each last Friday of the month, along with regular children’s book events, 4th Tuesdays Book Club, The How to Build a Book writing workshops, and a full schedule of author signings.

Drop by the bookstore (211 E Main) between 4-7 p.m. and meet local authors for every age, enjoy refreshments, and usher in a new era of bookbuying!

Eat. Sleep. eRead.

About Jacobsen’s Books & More

Located in the heart of quaint and cozy historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, Jacobsen’s Books is a family-friendly haven for readers and writers alike. Jacobsen’s strives to create a community of readers, hosting programs such as book launches, kids’ book parties, The How to Build a Book Workshop series, a children’s play area, special order services, author signings, literacy drives, book clubs, and more!

About NIWA

The Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) is a resource for residents of the Pacific Northwest seeking to publish independently, by helping them achieve a level of quality and professionalism that meets or exceeds the level attained through traditional publishing. We also assist Independent Authors by providing venues where Indies can share their successes and pitfalls in writing, publishing, and marketing their work.


To learn more about this program, please contact:

Tina Jacobsen
Jacobsen’s Books & More
211 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 681-8243
e-mail: [email protected]