Armin Tolentino’s review of The Remnants

We received this incredible review of The Remnants by Armin Tolentino, a poet, winner of an Oregon Literary Fellowship, and a BACKWORDS Press author: The novel The Remnants opens on a morning in the dying town of New Eden where three of its elderly residents struggle to navigate a single day in the waning moments of their community’s existence.  From […]

Local Bookstore Love

We love our local bookstores! It’s not too late to get out of the house and go shop at yours for Indies First, the Sherman Alexie-inspired movement where authors are staffing independent bookstores and hand-selling their favorite titles. (Read more and see the list of participating stores here.) More photos coming later today… there are […]

Broadway Books

Local authors Natalie Serber and Stevan Allred took turns reading excerpts from their linked short story collections Thursday night at Broadway Books in Northeast Portland. Natalie’s debut, Shout Her Lovely Name, was released in paperback by Mariner earlier this year, and was named a New York Times Notable Book, and Stevan’s debut A Simplified Map of the Real […]

Books Available in Portland

Stevan Allred’s A Simplified Map of the Real World is now available in Portland, ten days before our launch date of Sept. 12. While it’ll be available online and in stores on the 12th, we wanted to get books on the shelves early here in Portland, where Forest Avenue Press is headquartered. Last week we delivered […]